Stand up is not for the faint-hearted and determined comic Gad Elmaleh has mastered the art in five languages, not only is he hilarious but a true inspiration in chasing dreams and overcoming barriers. Often labelled the ‘Seinfeld of France’ he keeps his jokes clean and relatable taking tiny nuances from everyday life and extracting the humour with aplomb.
From humble beginnings assisting in his father’s mime act in Morocco to being voted Funniest person of the year 2007 by French TV channel TF1, Gad Elmaleh has become an international comic in his own right. Before stand-up comedy, Elmaleh was highly praised for his one-man shows, receiving a Crystal Globes Award and Ordre des Arts et des Lettres both in 2006.
Not limited to the stage, he has found great success on the screen, most recently in Netflix hit show ‘Huge in France.’ The eight-episode series was written by and starred Elmaleh proving how versatile he is when it comes to adapting to different comedy platforms. Sold out arena tours in both America and France to online sketch shows, Gad Elmaleh is continually building his comic range.
Elmaleh’s internet sketch ‘Welcome to America’ received a 2017 Webby Award, honouring the best of the internet in the category that championed ‘less than five-minute videos in the art of making people laugh’. You may also have seen Elmaleh take to the big screen in 2011 in ‘Midnight in Paris’ and ‘Monster in Paris’ in the same year. Elmaleh is sure to entertain your crowd with his observational comedy. His ‘backwards’ experience of The American Dream, where he went from the Funniest Man in France and succeeded in making it big stateside is sure to have your audience chuckling as he recalls the trials, he faced when translating jokes across continents and cultures.
Gad Elmaleh’s experience in the theatre shines through in his hosting skills as his undeniable stage presence grasps the attention of any bustling room. The ideal addition to your event, Elmaleh will hook you in with his jokes and keep you there with his anecdotes, a true asset to an evening.