He won over both the French critics and the public alike, who affectionately nicknamed him the "Brad Pitt" of humour.
Starting in 1993, he won numerous prizes among them the Double Platinum Ticket sales of over 100,000 tickets, which he repeated in 2000 for his third solo show. He also won 2 Olivier Awards for his third show.
He has been in stand-up comedy for over sixteen years.
Since December 25, 2008, he has a son named Axel Saint-Germain-Rousseau with dancer and choreographic Maud Saint-Germain, to whom he is related since 2004.