Episode #184: Kev Adams
Kev Adams is France’s biggest young comedy star, with 6 million Twitter followers and another 5 million checking out his Instagram. He was performing one-man shows in Paris while still a teenager, and starred in 692 episodes of the TV series, Soda. He also co-starred in two hit movies in Franc... [Read More]
Episode #184: Kev Adams
Kev Adams is France’s biggest young comedy star, with 6 million Twitter followers and another 5 million checking out his Instagram. He was performing one-man shows in Paris while still a teenager, and starred in 692 episodes of the TV series, Soda. He also co-starred in two hit movies in Franc... [Read More]
Gad Elmaleh to Star in Netflix Comedy Series ‘Huge in France’
French comedian Gad Elmaleh is heading to Netflix to star in his own series. According to Deadline, the streaming network has ordered a half-hour comedy series based on Elmaleh’s life called Huge in France. The eight-episode series follows Elmaleh “at an emotional crossroads” as he... [Read More]
Gad Elmaleh to Star in Netflix Comedy Series ‘Huge in France’
French comedian Gad Elmaleh is heading to Netflix to star in his own series. According to Deadline, the streaming network has ordered a half-hour comedy series based on Elmaleh’s life called Huge in France. The eight-episode series follows Elmaleh “at an emotional crossroads” as he... [Read More]
John Oliver Warns French Voters: “Don’t Make the Same Mistake That We Did”
Here’s a clip from last night’s Last Week Tonight, where John Oliver takes a closer look at the upcoming French presidential election and the rising popularity of the very Trump-like candidate Marine Le Pen. “One of the frustrating things about watching this unfold from America is ... [Read More]
The In-Your-Face Queerness of Scott Thompson’s Francesca Fiore and Buddy Cole
2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they need comforting. With that in mind, we asked our contributors to pick the one piece of comedy in any form that they turn to when they […] [Read More]
Episode #23: Gad Elmaleh
Gad Elmaleh already is the most famous comedian in France, where he has millions of Twitter followers and is commonly referred to by people who don't know him as the Jerry Seinfeld of France. And true to form, Gad not only is an observational comedian but also has voiced Seinfeld's character in Bee ... [Read More]
Review: Gad Elmaleh (All In English) at Joe’s Pub
Gad Elmaleh is so famous in France that he performs to arena-sized audiences and gets recognized everywhere he goes. In America, not so much. So much not so that Elmaleh can joke about how his luck winning over a lady in Los Angeles turns from bad to comically so only after some Francophone tourists... [Read More]
Gad Elmaleh Takes America
Unless you’re a French speaker, odds are very low that you have heard Gad Elmaleh’s standup. However, he is very well known among at least five million French speakers worldwide. He has hosted the Ceremonies de Cesar (France’s Academy Awards) three times, performed seven consecutiv... [Read More]
Kyrell Grant (@imbobswaget) Talks Pop Culture She Loves and Hates, Plus Polling People On Twitter
Kyrell Grant is a freelance writer for hire located in Toronto. On Twitter, you can find her under the name black frances ha, or @imbobswaget. This week Grant talked to me about three of her favorite tweets, engaging people on Twitter, and what’s awful about the movie Save The Last Dance. save... [Read More]