Laureano Marquez was performing a benefit at his old high school in the Venezuelan city of Maracay. The comedian dwelled on the absurdities of life in this oil-rich nation, where gas is cheaper than water but it’s hard to find milk, toilet paper and many other everyday goods.
In the supermarket, Marquez said, desperate customers will steal scarce items right out of your shopping cart.
“In Venezuela, you get robbed of stuff that isn’t even yours yet,” he said to a round of laughs.
Please follow this link to hear and read the story on NPR: http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2015/05/05/404443837/its-no-joke-venezuela-cracks-down-on-comedians