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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Gad Elmaleh. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Gad Elmaleh, often where they are interviewed.

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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Gad Elmaleh. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Gad Elmaleh, often where they are interviewed.

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Gad Elmaleh, How to go from being Huge in France to being Huge Everywhere 

10,000 NOs: How to Overcome Rejection on the Way to Your YES
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Gad Elmaleh has been voted the Funniest Man in France, named Night of the Order of Arts and Letters by France's Minister of Culture and named Night of the National Order of Quebec.  He's also worked with such giants as Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen and Al Pacino... but you may know him from his hugely popular Netflix comedy specials, Gad Gone Wild, or American Dream, if you don't know him as "the Seinfeld of France".  Tonight, April 12, 2019, he adds Huge in France, the scripted Netflix Comedy Series very loosely based on his life and comedy, to his repertoire.   

Luckily for me, I had the great fortune of acting opposite Gad on Huge in France, where I learned that his attention to the craft of comedy and his philosophy on taking risks are two of the biggest keys to his immense success.  We talk about comedy, acting, hard work, risk, bombing on stage, starting over from scratch and much, much more.  We may or may not have a few laughs at ourselves for the ridiculousness of two guys sitting in a hotel room talking about themselves and their work.   

SHOWNOTES: 

“For me I want to ‘be in a box’ as a writer, a comedian, joke-teller, storyteller, (6:20). “Comic’s sometimes say ‘I’m a comic and I want to be taken seriously and want people to see that I can be moving”, but you don’t need that, you don’t need to be serious, just be funny,” (7:39). “The comedy I like are the real life comedies that is sincere, sad, real or accident, but I don’t like gags. I like to be touched by it because there is always a problem that is being solved”, (9:15). My dad was a mime and I was inspired by him, I used his influence even in my acting, (11:56). Sebastian Maniscalco is one of my favorite comics in America, his body language is almost a mime sometimes and you see everything that he describes, (14:06). I need to do new material, for the audience but obviously for myself too, I want to have fun. (15:24). "Maybe the thing I fear the most is to get bored", (15:44). Some people will say it’s being a workaholic but I'm just passionate about it, (17:01). “If you don't have the language, it's hard to be yourself.", (17:59). When I met you Matt, you were talking about “feeling saucy” what does that mean?, (22:05). It’s hard to do your job but not as completely as you want, I getting there little by little but it’s a process, (27:50). The great feeling is every time that I get a laugh, I would feel like I earned it, (28:30). “I wanted to go to law school but I failed the exam”, (31:40). “I was more interested in people, humans, history than pure political science,” (32:25). "I'm obsessed with obsession... I'm obsessed with observation. Sometimes when I do a movie and I get bored, I get more excited about observing the crew and speaking to them,” (33:50). Rock bands could relate to this, one day I woke up and had no idea where I was. Then I was wondering why I do what I do?, (40:35). I learned something about stand up comedy, do what’s the most organic, make it natural and go with the flow, (52:13). The word “NO” is the beginning of a very long process that I am not going to give up, (56:50). "You have to see yourself as the starting line, but never as the goal.", (57:50). "The only things we regret in life are those that we didn't do.", (59:13). 

LINKS: 

Instagram - @gadelmaleh 

Facebook - Gad Elmaleh  

Twitter - @gadelmaleh 

Official Trailer for Netflix Comedy Series: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AG7tsCshXI&t=79s

Official Trailer for Netflix Comedy Special, Gad Elmaleh: American Dream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YBTyzBDk_o

Official Website - http://gadelmaleh.com

 Gad Elmaleh Teaches Jimmy the Moroccan Hip Thrust-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udpSQIaSVDg

Gad Elmaleh Points Out The Absurdities In The English Language - CONAN on TBS-  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1syXYTG4qVY

RELATED PAST EPISODES OF 10,000 “No”s: 

Standup Comedian/Actor, Bryan Callen- https://www.10000nos.com/episodes/ep-62-how-to-bet-on-yourself-comedianactorpodcast-host-tfatk-bryan-callen?rq=bryan%20callen

Singer/Songwriter, Chip Taylor- https://www.10000nos.com/episodes/ep67hall-of-fame-songwriter-chip-taylor?rq=chip%20taylor

Singer/Songwriter, Artie Tobia- 

https://www.10000nos.com/episodes/ep-78-chasingnbspthenbspdream-without-sacrificing-family-driven-singer-songwriter-artie-tobianbsp?rq=chip%20taylor

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Apr 12 2019

1hr 5mins

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DOT PODCAST EP 74 Gad Elmaleh

The Department of Tangents Podcast
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Gad Elmaleh has a fascinating story. He was born in Casablanca, went to college in Montreal, and then moved to France where he became a stand-up superstar. Three years ago, he moved from the place where he is most popular to America, where he was somewhat known but not a huge star. He was still learning English, and his goal was to get good enough to be able to do an hour in English. He accomplished that quickly, releasing his American Dream special on Netflix earlier this year. 

This interview wasn’t meant to be a podcast episode. I spoke with Elmaleh a few weeks ago for The Boston Globe, since his The Dream Tour was headed here. But after we were done, I realized there was no fat on this. It was a good 45-minute conversation, with an amusing starting point and a definite closing point.

And we covered a wide range of topics. Sure, Elmaleh is selling out theaters all over the world, but what he really wants is his own talk show. We talked about the difficulties in trying to do stand-up in a language you are still learning, and Elmaleh says he’s only at about 80 percent in terms of being able to execute the ideas in his head. We also talked about what it means to be considered an “American style” comedian in France, and what the scene is like there. Plus, I learned he’s a drummer, which is a plus in my book. He is a delightful person to talk to, and I’m hoping I can catch up with him a bit down the road, when he feels he has finally “made it” in America, to see what his perspective is then. 

This episode's featured track is a collaboration between Robbie Fulks, who was a podcast guest on EP8, and Linda Gail Lewis. I got to see Fulks and Lewis live about a month ago in Boston, and it was pure joy. I’m going to be doing a full review of the album on the blog, but I’ll say here that Wild! Wild! Wild! is a treat. Fulks is a great foil for Lewis, and man do they have fun together onstage, and you can hear it in the studio, as well. There are some hardcore honky tonk songs, like “I Just Lived A Country Song,” jazzier numbers like “Your Red Wagon,” and ass-shaking, piano beating rock and roll, like this, the title track. When I spoke with Fulks and Lewis after the show, they both seemed amenable to collaborating again in the future. And I hope for all of our sakes they do.

Oct 26 2018

51mins

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Singles Only: Comedian/Actor Gad Elmaleh (Ep. 120)

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Comedian/Actor Gad Elmaleh joins host Paul Farahvar on this week's SINGLES ONLY Podcast to discuss dating in America and France, dating deal breakers, jet planes, Rosanne and Chris D'Elia.

Oct 21 2018

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Comedian/Actor Gad Elmaleh (Episode 120)

Singles Only!
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Comedian/Actor Gad Elmaleh joins host Paul Farahvar on this week's SINGLES ONLY Podcast to discuss dating in America, dating in France, dating dealbreakers, jet planes, Rosanne and Chris D'Elia.

Oct 21 2018

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Meditation with Gad Elmaleh

Self-Helpless
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This week, the girls are joined by International superstar, Gad Elmaleh! Gad is arguably the most beloved and famous comedian in Europe, and has continued to have huge successes since moving to America. He talks about the self-help culture in Europe versus the U.S., the benefits of taking a meditation course, struggling with seeking validation, and more. Subscribe to Self-Helpless on iTunes!

Nov 13 2017

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Gad Elmaleh and Roland Barthes

Modern Day Philosophers with Daniel Lobell
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Gad Elmaleh, the great Moroccan French comedian joins Danny this episode in the Chateau Marmont Hotel to discuss everything from Yom Kippur in Moroccan Synagogue to the philosophy of Roland Barthes and so much more. Special thanks to WTF and Marc Maron for plugging this episode! Sponsored by Stand Up! Records.

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Sep 23 2016

1hr 29mins

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