By Intissar Faouzi
By Intissar Faouzi
Rabat-The eighth Marrakech du Rire (Marrakech of Laughter) has concluded. The annual festival is one of the most popular events for Arabic and French comedy, the organizers of the festival told MWN.
Among the highlights of the June 20-24 festival was the sold out opening of the Grand Gala hosted by Eko and his friends.
The scene of Marrakech’s Badii Palace brought together many comedians, singers, dancers, and actors for an atmosphere of madness, while the orange scene of the Jemaa El-Fna Place, which broadcast the show live, attracted an exceptional crowd.
The best of comedy was also present at another major event: the second Gala Africa, also at Badii Palace, was sold out and attracted enthusiastic spectators.
The festival boasted several French-speaking comedians from Cameroon, the Congo, Senegal, Gabon, and Côte d’Ivoire. All were led by Nigerien comedian Mamane, whose introduction excited the crowd.
Algerian Abdelkader Secteur deployed all his talents to a packed room on the Royal Theater stage, displaying good humor and numerous hilarious anecdotes about his life between the two shores of the Mediterranean.
The group “Jamel et ses amis” (Jamel and His Friends) was eagerly awaited by the public. Among comedians Ahmed Sylla, Jeff Panacloc, Camille Lellouche, and Malik Bentalha at the Badii Palace, Jamel Debbouze and his friends were the masters of an exceptional show broadcast worldwide.
The great D’jal also created an atmosphere of laughs with the presentation of his latest show.
The humor illusionist Eric Antoine came back to present his best magic tricks, and Akim Omiri made a strong impression with his mischievous smile.
Amoutati was present with a quirky and irresistible look at the mixing of cultures, not to mention Camille Lellouche, who performed twice at the Badii Palace.
In addition, from Monday, June 18, to Saturday, June 23, the actor, composer and director Oscar Sisto hosted a masterclass event at the French Institut.
Marrakech du Rire is also a cinema display. The legendary Colisée screened the films “Les Indestructibles” and “La Finale,” the two feature films full of surprises that made all families laugh on Thursday, June 21, and Friday, June 22.
Marrakech du Rire established itself as one of the most popular francophone comedy festivals in the world, which has hosted a total of 90,000 participants and gathered 70 million viewers.