Gad Elmaleh’s dream came true this month when he went onstage in an American comedy club and did 10 minutes in English. It may sound like a modest goal, but Mr. Elmaleh, the 42-year-old Moroccan-born French celebrity—who may or may not be engaged to Charlotte Casiraghi, Grace Kelly’s granddaughter—remains relatively unknown in the U.S., and those 10 minutes were a big deal. This month, Mr. Elmaleh appears in a new Costa-Gavras film, Capital, a grim commentary on the rapacity of banking, and he also just wrapped up a short residency at City Winery, where he performed a series of all-French shows. In a recent conversation with the Transom, the comedian told us what New Yorkers can expect from him next. Read More
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