Cosmopolitan Frenchman Yacine Belhousse is at the forefront of a new generation of comedy currently burgeoning in Paris. The Parisian stand-up who opened for Eddie Izzard on his recent French tour is coming to Edinburgh to perform an all-English show for the first time. From Batman to cheeseburgers and dragons, Yacine touches on all the typical French subjects including cheesy-garlic-baguettes with berets. But most of all he wants to know: 'Voulez-vous laugh-ez avec moi ce soir?' 'Yacine Belhousse is one funny mother-fudge-cake' (Eddie Izzard).
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Cosmopolitan Frenchman Yacine Belhousse is at the forefront of a new generation of comedy currently burgeoning in Paris and this Parisian stand-up (who opened for Eddie Izzard on his recent French tour) is coming to Edinburgh to perform an all-English show for the first time.
In 2006 Yacine became a prominent member of the talent pool on the popular French TV show Jamel Comedy Club, from which he has grown a large French fanbase and become one of the prominent names of the French stand-up scene.
Yacine is also a popular actor, and has had starring roles in the popular French Films Pauvre Richard! in 2013 and Pop Redemption also released in 2013. In 2011-2012 he appeared on Bref, the exceptionally popular French TV show. He is also an actor and writer for website 'Golden Moustache'- the French equivalent of 'College Humor'.
He is now bringing his unique French style to the UK, championed by Izzard.
He is a born and raised Parisian and his show is about the Paris he knows, and his movie and TV learnt English. He is excited about the challenge of being the first French stand up comedian performing in English at Edinburgh Fringe.
Talking about his travels all over the world he notes how in playing in different cities and countries, while there are of course language and cultural differences there are also a huge number of similarities. Yacine's passion lies in these similarities - he says "Humour is a human thing - I love finding out how my brain might connect to the people I perform to all over the world".
Yacine builds and invites you into his absurd universe while remaining subtle and personal. Made in France will see him tackle, in English, all things French including the typical cheesy-garlic-banquettes with berets as well as a wide range of other topics from Batman to cheeseburgers and dragons to the death of a brave chicken in his highschool playground. But most of all he wants to know: "Voulez-vous laugh-ez avec moi ce soir?"
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