HUGE In France is a new Netflix comedy series created by and starring French comic Gad Elmaleh. Based in part on Elmaleh’s own experience, HUGE In France is about a successful French comic who hopes to make it in the United States.
Additional cast includes Matthew Del Negro, Erinn Hayes, Scott Keiji Takeda, Jerry Seinfeld…
The self-deprecating humour and observations of the differences between France / Europe and the United States are why I’m intrigued.
This should be even more interesting since right this minute I’m struggling to name a single comedian from a non-English speaking country that has had a successful Television series in America.
Scott Keiji Takeda, Jordan Ver Hoeve, Austin Fryberger, Keana Marie, Brittany Ross, Clark Moore and André Tardieu also star.
In Jerry Before Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld the comedian returns to The Comic Strip in New York City to perform jokes that put him on the comedy map, at the club that helped launch his career. Seinfeld’s set is interspersed with never-before-seen material, including a library of legal pads with every joke he’s written since 1975, childhood videos, and more…
Comedy is my next great love after film. And as a fan of Seinfeld the TV show, I can’t wait to watch this and learn more about one of the most successful comedians ever to do it. As I do my best to wait patiently for the release date to arrive, I’m going to re-watch one of may favourite 50 minutes of film in existence, HBO’s Talking Funny. I love this because it features some of my absolute favourite comics – Louis C.K., Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and Ricky Gervais. The set up also reminds me so much of 6 year-old me watching and listening to grownup family members talking and laughing with each other as I looked on and thought, ‘I can’t wait till I grow up and become smart enough to have conversations like this’.
Dying Laughing is a new documentary that delves into the complicated lives of Stand-up comedians, the craft and their creative process…
I’m looking forward to hearing what many of the current great comics have to say. Names including Russell Peters, Billy Connolly, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart and Amy Schumer to name just a few. I really want to know if all comics really are ‘very damaged people. I’m sure many are but surely there must be exceptions, no?
I didn’t see Ricky Gervais or Louis C.K. in this trailer but I sure hope they too make an appearance.