The greatest french comedian dressed as a prosecutor
Can we laugh about everything? Pierre Desproges dared to ask this in front of Jean-Marie Le Pen, the extreme-right leader. Dressed as a prosecutor, Desproges ranted on politicians, actors, writers, ... for five to ten minutes in a radio show along with Claude Villers (who played the judge) and great actor Luis Rego (the lawyer). When he confronted Le Pen, Desproges thus asked the question on the limits of humor. According to him, we can laugh about everything, but not in the company of everyone. As he mentioned, fascists, stalinists and terrorists are rarely inclined to laugh, which is probably why they rarely support other laughters too. Desproges ridiculed Le Pen without mentioning him. After discussing the limits of humor, he shared an experience he recently had in a racist cabbie's car, which showed the gutterlike ideology of persons who canalize their frustrations into hatred. Desproges's humor wasn't only political. He wrote articles, books, participated in TV and Radio programs, put on two stand-up shows with the help of his friend and great comedian Guy Bedos. But above all, Desproges is a comedian who mastered his language, a very rare quality today in the french stand-up world.
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