Win Tickets ($70): Oh My Gad @ Revolution Hall | Comedian Gad Elmaleh, “Jerry Seinfeld of French Comedy”

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Oh My Gad @ Revolution Hall on January 21. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Tuesday, January 17.


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January 21, 2017
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $30 ADV, $35 Doors | All ages

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR

Touted as the ‘Ben Stiller of France” and the “Jerry Seinfeld of French Comedy” Gad Elmaleh is arguably the biggest and most loved comedic star in France. Born in Casablanca, Morocco, he speaks Moroccan Arabic, French, English, and Hebrew.

In 2006, he was awarded the “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres” by France’s Minister of Culture and was voted “The Funniest Person in France.” Shortly thereafter, he followed up with his fifth one man show “Papa est en Haut” which premiered at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal as well as to sold out audiences in Miami, Los Angeles and The Beacon Theater in New York City. In December of 2007, Gad made history when he sold out the prestigious L’Olympia (Paris’ Carnegie Hall) in Paris for seven consecutive weeks, a task never before achieved. Immediately after his stint at the Olympia, Gad performed for another seven sold out weeks at Le Palais des Sports – a 3,800 seat venue.

He hosted 3 times the “ceremonie des Cesar” (French Oscars) in 2004, 2005 and 2010.

In 2008, Gad directed his first film, COCO, which he wrote and starred in. It opened #1 to audiences in France, Belgium and Switzerland. Other feature film credits include the French films “Priceless” opposite Audrey Tautou, “The Valet” and the Holocaust drama “The Roundup” opposite Jean Reno and Melanie Laurent.

Most recently, Gad starred in the Academy Award winning Woody Allen film “Midnight in Paris,” as well as the Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson film “The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn.”

He had the lead role in the Costa Gavras feature, “Le Capital” opposite Gabriel Byrne, the much anticipated French comedy “Les Seigneurs,” the romantic comedy “Le Bonheur n’arrive jamais seul” opposite Sophie Marceau (they were all released in 2012) as well as a lead role in Michel Gondry’s next feature “Mood Indingo,” which will be released in 2013.

He performed in NYC for 5 shows at the City Winery and 4 shows in LA at the Largo in November 2012.

The new tour called Sans Tambour starts in February 2013. He sold out the Marigny Theater in Paris for 30 dates in 3 days and add 4 weeks also sold out in the Olympia in April 2014. This tour is supposed to stay at the Palais des Sports de Paris in Nov/Dec 2014 for 4 weeks.

He resides in Paris.

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33 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): Oh My Gad @ Revolution Hall | Comedian Gad Elmaleh, “Jerry Seinfeld of French Comedy”

  1. Aleks January 9, 2017 at 4:48 pm #

    I love comedy!

  2. Joanna Zavala January 9, 2017 at 5:29 pm #

    Just sounds like a great night waiting to happen!

  3. delia January 9, 2017 at 8:28 pm #

    Sounds funny!

  4. Briana January 9, 2017 at 9:26 pm #

    Just starting to check out the PDX comedy scene! Would be amazing to go.

  5. Hayden January 10, 2017 at 8:41 am #

    I’ve loved Gad since my high school French class where we watched a few of his movies! Even listened to him on a podcast — talking about how difficult it is to learn comedy and timing in English. He’s a badass dude!

  6. Suzanne L. January 10, 2017 at 12:28 pm #

    I need some laughs!

  7. Tim D January 10, 2017 at 12:45 pm #

    This sounds like a lot of fun! Yes!

  8. Marcie January 10, 2017 at 12:57 pm #

    We would so love to attend. Thanks!

  9. Emma January 10, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

    I anticipate that Trumps inauguration will wipe the smile of my generally happy face and I’d like to put it back within 48 hours.

  10. Dave G. January 10, 2017 at 2:23 pm #

    For Gad’s sake…

  11. Kelly January 10, 2017 at 2:48 pm #

    I would love to win tickets to this!

  12. Emily January 10, 2017 at 3:47 pm #

    This sounds like a fun night! I’d love to see Gad live at Revolution Hall.

  13. Jess January 10, 2017 at 7:51 pm #

    Eddie Izzard (and my French teacher) likes Gad. That’s enough for me to want to see his show.

  14. Anne January 11, 2017 at 12:14 am #

    Have seen his films. Very entertaining.

  15. Jenny January 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm #

    Yes, please!

  16. Amanda Switzer January 11, 2017 at 5:42 pm #

    He’s great!

  17. Pat G January 11, 2017 at 8:38 pm #

    Live to laugh!

  18. Chris Johnson January 12, 2017 at 8:31 am #

    Would love to see Gad!

  19. lauren scher January 12, 2017 at 3:23 pm #


  20. david January 12, 2017 at 3:41 pm #

    sounds like this would be a great time to visit the revolution hall. perhaps the best time. and sounds like, certainly one of the funniest times!

  21. Diana January 12, 2017 at 4:19 pm #

    Ah this would be the absolute best way to celebrate getting over this long-ass cold I’ve had and finally going out to have some fun! I love this guy so much and never thought I’d even have the opportunity to see him.

  22. Cheryl January 12, 2017 at 4:42 pm #

    French Jerry Seinfeld? I’m in!

  23. Scott Pierce January 12, 2017 at 5:15 pm #

    I need to laugh.

  24. molli taylor January 12, 2017 at 6:43 pm #

    wow, i just googled him and he is hilarious! would love to attend!

  25. Ed January 13, 2017 at 11:36 am #

    Always great to see how comedians translate comedy across different languages and cultures, what a great way to spend an evening!

  26. James January 13, 2017 at 1:22 pm #

    This show is going to be so great, I’d love to take my girl to this!

  27. Emily Dalmas January 13, 2017 at 3:18 pm #

    I would love to win tickets to this show. I am a huge fan and have yet to see him!!!

  28. Shannon A. January 13, 2017 at 5:07 pm #

    I would like to see Gad because I watched his films when I moved to France a few years ago to help me learn French. I just recently rewatched Hors de Prix, which cheered me up after my first break up with a Frenchmen hahaha. I still follow his career today and would love to see him live.

  29. Sandra January 14, 2017 at 1:20 pm #

    I would love to see a great comedy show.

  30. JM January 14, 2017 at 6:50 pm #

    Sounds great!

  31. Judy January 16, 2017 at 2:11 pm #

    I loved Gad Elmaleh in “Midnight in Paris” and would love to spend an evening of comedy with this International star.

  32. 503Geek January 16, 2017 at 2:55 pm #

    lol. no really I will laugh outloud. no joke. stop laughing. I mean it. pick me. Genie… rub rub….

  33. Diego January 19, 2017 at 8:12 pm #

    I love Gad! Saw him in maraeille and he was spectacular!

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