During the interview, the host displayed flags of both France and Morocco, showcasing the attachment Gad Elmaleh holds for his home country and its culture.
Elmaleh traveled to Casablanca with the host, where he met with friends for morning cocktails in front of the beach.
The meeting was a cozy talk with friends, remembering funny moments they shared with the comedian. The show also features testimonies from his close friends, who talked about Elmaleh as a loyal friend.
But, one moment captivated the host and Elmaleh the most. The comedian met with his childhood Moroccan babysitter Fateema.
The host of the show reunited Elmaleh with his former nanny, who fondly hugged him. The reunion took place at the venue where Elmaleh performed his first show.
The comedian told Tele 7 Jour magazine, that when the host took him to the venue he “found it a little sad, cheesy.”
When he saw Fateema from the back as she was sitting in a chair in the show room, he immediately knew who she was.
“When I saw her, I am immediately taken by emotion,” he said.
The comedian hugged his babysitter and could not hold back his tears when she started crying.
He added that the woman used to take him to school in the morning and sang him lullabies in Arabic until he fell asleep.
“[She] saw me producing my first sketches.”
Elmaleh remembered that Fateema had a “serene” look and encouraged him to pursue his dreams.
He said that he felt that she was more “serene “ than his mother.
During the filming of the show with Lemarchand, Elmaleh visited several places in Casablanca, reminding him of his childhood and unforgettable moments in Morocco.
He stopped by his former high school, Lycee Lyautey, in September.
Students welcomed and posed for photos and videos with him. He also posted a video with the students at the gate of the school.
Elmaleh was born in Casablanca to a Jewish family but attended most of high school in Quebec. The comedian attended Lycee Lyautey in Casablanca for only one year before being expelled.
The 47-year-old comedian has performed comedy in France for over 23 years and gained wide fame there.
He was voted the “funniest person” in France, and France’s Minister of Culture named him Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters. Elmaleh also became a Knight of the National Order of Quebec.
During the interview, the host displayed flags of both France and Morocco, showcasing the attachment Gad Elmaleh holds for his home country and its culture. The host also shared photos of the comedian around, as well as other flags, including the US and Canadian flags as the comedian spoke about his moments of career in both countries.