"Striscia la notizia"
is an Italian television program on the Mediaset-controlled Canale 5
. Its name in Italian translates as "the news is sneakin'"
, a probable allusion to the Biscione 'Big Snake', the snake which is part of Canale 5's logo. Founded in 1987, it is meant to be a parody of the daily news, which airs right before the program, but Striscia also satirizes government corruption and exposes scams with the help of local reporters who are also comedians.
The program is produced by Antonio Ricci and is hosted by two major comedians. Usually Ezio Greggio (who co-founded the show with D'Angelo) is assisted by another comedian (such as Enzo Iacchetti) for the winter season, after which there is a change of guard. (Source:
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