Late last year, Netflix announced that it was teaming-up with multi-lingual comedian Gad Elmaleh for a pair of new comedy specials. Now, comedy fans are getting a sneak preview of the first show, “ Gad Gone Wild,” with a new trailer which is almost entirely in French.
The 90-second clip finds the comedian joking about everything from texting with emojis to opting to travel under his Canadian passport, rather than his Moroccan one. “I also have a Moroccan passport. I don't use it.” he says in French. “Obviously, now is not the time to go through American customs and show them a large green passport with large Arabic letters written in a gold font and say, 'I'm a comedian.'”
“For a long time I've seen my favorite humorists on Netflix. Today this is a true honor to know that I'll soon be among them. Netflix's vision totally fits with mine when it comes to humor and creation crossing borders. Knowing that we can access content at any time on Netflix, especially when it comes to stand up comedies, joins the energy of the live performances," said Elmaleh in a statement at the time his Netflix collaboration was announced. “Gad Gone Wild” is set to premiere on the streaming service on Jan. 24.
Elmaleh will be performing several shows in the U.S. in the coming months including a Jan. 19 set at the Gothic Theatre in Denver, CO. Later, he will be passing through Portland, San Diego, Austin and other great cities before wrapping things up at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Feb. 11. Tickets for all tour dates are currently on sale.
Along with Elmaleh's upcoming specials, Netflix has several exciting comedy projects in the works including Neal Brennan's “3 Mics,” which premieres on Jan. 17, and Cristela Alonzo's “Lower Classy,” which drops on Jan. 24. The streaming service is also working with such comedy legends as Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Amy Schumer on upcoming specials
Check out the preview for “Gad Gone Wild” – which debuts on Netflix on Jan. 24 – above and click here to pick-up tickets to see Elmaleh perform stand-up live in a city near you. Keep reading AXS for more comedy news, reviews and tour announcements.
Gad Elmaleh Tour Dates
Jan. 19 Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO (Click here for tickets)
Jan. 21 Revolution Hall – Portland, OR
Jan. 24 The Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA
Jan. 25 Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
Jan. 27 Texas Theater – Dallas, TX
Jan. 28 Paramount – Austin, TX
Jan. 29 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX (Click here for tickets)
Jan. 31 Joy Theater – New Orleans, LA
Feb. 3 Symphony Hall – Atlanta, GA
Feb. 4 Olympia Theater – Miami, FL (Click here for tickets)
Feb. 7 World Cafe Live at the Queen – Wilmington, DE
Feb. 8 Keswick Theatre – Philadelphia, PA (Click here for tickets)
Feb. 9 College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
Feb. 11 Carnegie Hall – New York, NY