The hottest female comedian on the French comedy scene today, Blanche Gardin, makes her North American debut at FIAF with her Molière Award-winning new show BONNE NUIT BLANCHE.
Known for her sharp humor and a relentless energy that is both subtle and precise, Gardin pulls no punches in her deeply personal standup about the loneliness of 40-something women and the eternal struggle of gender relations.
The first woman to ever win the Molière Award for Best Humor, Gardin’s comedy has a pinch of self-deprecation, sweetness, naivety, and mercilessness, all at the same time. Her singular stream-of-consciousness style feels more like confessing dark thoughts to a close friend.
Daniel Tirado, a New York based comedian, actor, and writer, will open for Gardin on both evenings.
Don’t miss this hilarious show in French!
Text: Blanche Gardin
Direction: Maïa Sandoz
Production: Azimuth in agreement with White Spirit and Labarakatarte
In French without subtitles
Under 17 not permitted
About Blanche Gardin
Blanche Gardin, a French comedian, actress and screenwriter, is best known for being part of Jamel Comedy Club and for her role on the TV series WorkinGirls on Canal+.
For two years in a row, she won the Molière Award for Best Humor, for Je parle toute seule in 2018 and BONNE NUIT BLANCHE in 2019. She also recently co-wrote Parents mode d’emploi on France 2.
Her filmography includes La Lisière by Géraldine Bajard; Low Cost by Maurice Barthélémy; Case départ by Lionel Steketee, Fabrice Éboué and Thomas N’Gijol; La guerre est déclarée by Valérie Donzelli; Les Souvenirs by Jean-Paul Rouve; and Widower by François Desagnat.
Most recently, Gardin starred in the Netflix film directed by Eléonore Pourriat, Je ne suis pas un homme facile, and the comedy Smiley co-directed by Tristan Aurouet, Thomas Bidegain, Marc Fitoussi, Cyril Gelblat, and Vianney Lebasque.
About Daniel Tirado
Daniel Tirado is a New York based comedian, actor and writer, born and raised in Montreal. Upon graduating from The Neighborhood Playhouse, one of NYC’s finest theatre conservatories, Daniel quickly caught the attention of the comedy industry when he was invited to perform at the world-renowned Just For Laughs Festival, only six months into stand-up! Since then, he has been a regular at the festival, playing in various shows including a taped performance for Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Network. Daniel has made several appearances on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, TruTV’s Laff Tracks and can be seen on an episode of Marvel’s The Punisher on Netflix. Further credits include being selected as one of the Top Ten Finalists at the StandUp NBC showcase. In addition, Daniel was invited to entertain audiences in French, making him one of a handful of comedians to perform at the festival in both languages. Daniel also recently started performing in Spanish. This summer, Daniel looks forward to performing his first one-man show in French at Le Festival Juste pour rire, in Montreal.