Laughter is universal but humor is cultural. Humor is therefore a very good way to learn a little more about another culture such as French culture. Learn French while laughing thanks to our selection of 4 French-speaking humorists to watch on Netflix. Don't worry, there are all English subtitles!
Fary, the most stylish French humorist
Fary, whose real name is Fary Lopes, is a French humorist born in Paris and of Cape Verdean origin. Passionate about comedy from a very young age, he was supported in high school by his history-geography teacher, who even helped him write his first show.
After having made several appearances at the Jamel Comedy Club and in the program “On n’demande qu’à en rires” on France 2, the public channel, he begins an international tour of his first show and writes a regular column on the program “On n’est pas couché” on France 2.
At the end of 2019, he launched his own Parisian comedy club: Madame Sarfati. Every week, from Wednesday to Sunday, his comedy club offers free entry for the public and a surprise programming.
Through his shows, Fary makes his audience laugh as well on serious subjects like identity, discrimination and feminism as on minor subjects like leggings and nights out in Parisian clubs.
Fadily Camara, the funniest of your friends
Fadily Camara is a French humorist and actress revealed by the Jamel Comedy Club. After two years of tours at the comedy club, she wrote her first show: Plus drôle que la plus drôle de tes copines. Her show was a great success and her national tour was even extended.
Watch Fadily, la plus drôle de tes copines on Netflix.
Blanche Gardin, shows with a dark humor
With her two Molières of humor in her bag and three one-woman shows to her belt, Blanche Gardin is a French humorist, actress and screenwriter who has succeeded brilliantly in France.
Noticed also by the Jamel Comedy Club, Blanche Gardin wrote her first show “Il faut que je vous parle”, after a stay in a psychiatric hospital, for post-rupture depression. Her anxieties and her neuroses allowed her to feed her sketches.
At her request, her first show is prohibited for children under 16, the second “Je parle toute seule” (I talk to myself) for children under 17. Indeed, Blanche Gardin's crude and dark humor is aimed at an open-minded audience capable of laughing at sex, death and prostration. Her last show “Bonne nuit Blanche”, prohibited for children under 10, tackles Blanche Gardin's favorite themes and also her existentialist reflections.
In 2020, Blanche Gardin stars in the film Selfie by Thomas Bidegain, released in February, where she plays a mother who wants to be known on Youtube at all costs.
Watch I talk to myself by Blanche Gardin on Netflix.
Martin Matte, the master of discomfort
Born in Laval, Martin Matte is a Quebec comedian, graduated from the National School of Humor, in 1995. Then, he went on to play humorous columns in Quebec radio and television. It is his first show “Histoires vraies...” which reveals him but it is his second show “Condamné à l’excellence” and his program “Les Beaux Malaises” which bring him a certain fame in the humoristic world.
Ten years after, Martin Matte goes back on stage with his third show “La vie, la mort… Eh la la ...!”, which is the first Quebec one-man show available on the Netflix platform. He tells funny personal anecdotes and makes fun of trolls on social networks.
Watch the show La vie, la mort ... Eh la la ...! Martin Matte videos on Netflix.