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Gad Elmaleh Might Be a New Name to You, But He's France's Most Successful Comedian


When I found myself scrolling through Netflix last night, I had to do a double take. I came across a show called Huge in France, and although the synopsis — "Eager to reconnect with his son, French comedy star Gad Elmaleh moves to Los Angeles, only to discover that he's left all his fame and celebrity perks behind" — didn't sound too palpitating, I knew I had to give it a spin.

Because the protagonist of this series has a name I recognized from my childhood days. Growing up in France, it was hard to turn on the TV or go to the movies without seeing Gad Elmaleh, 47, or hearing his infectious voice. And as I got older, it seemed his success in France never stopped growing.