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Who Is François Bellefeuille? New Details On The Comic From 'Comedians Of The World' On Netflix

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Who Is François Bellefeuille? New Details On The Comic From 'Comedians Of The World' On Netflix

Comedians of the World on Netflix premiered on January 1st, and since then, viewers have had a chance to see what life is like all around the globe. With comics from India, Australia, Mexico, Germany, the Netherlands, and more, we’re getting an inside look at how countries deal with sexuality, racism, sexism, and everything in between. The series features 30-minute stand-up routines from 47 comedians, and some specials are even aired in different languages. But Netflix provides subtitles for all non-English shows, so now you have no excuse to not watch.

And one of the most celebrated comics in his country is François Bellefeuille. This comedian uses sarcasm, wit, and observational humor to “leave his audience in tears” from laughter. But despite his success, he’s humble, and has been described as a humorist who “takes nothing for granted and proves extremely demanding with himself.”

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Just who is François Bellefeuille? If you haven’t yet heard of him or seen his special on Netflix, here are five things to know about his career and personal life.

1. He’s French-Canadian.

Bellefeuille is from Trois-Rivières in Quebec. He speaks and performs in French.

2. He was pursuing a different career.

In 1999, he obtained his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Montreal. But he realized that this wasn’t what he wanted to do and eventually made the transition to comedy.

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3. His comedy career has since taken off.


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Since moving to comedy, he’s appeared in multiple festivals, including Zoofest, Just for Laughs, and Gala des Fêtes. This has led to many awards for his work; he won the 2010 Abitibi Humor Succession Contest, the 2010 Just for Laughs Festival, the 2011 Media Star Choice Award at Zoofest, the 2011 Discovery of the Year Award at the Gala Les Olivier, and the Victor Prize at Gala des Fêtes.

He’s also appeared on television shows like Un gars le soir, Brassard en direct d'aujourd'hui, Prière de ne pas envoyer de fleurs, Les Soirées, Les pêcheurs, and Juste pour aider. In addition to television, he’s performed two few one-man shows: the first was self-titled, and the second is called Le plus fort au monde (The strongest in the world). He co-founded the Bordel Comedy Club in 2015.

And he credits his hard work for his success: “When I have an idea in mind, I feel like I’m not stopped. As soon as I have a chance to change things, even if it’s just 1 percent chance, I’ll try everything to get where I want. I realized pretty quickly that success comes from working.”

4. He’s currently on tour.


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Bellefeuille is touring all over Canada, in Quebec and Montreal.

5. He’s a dad.

Though there is a woman in his life, he does not mention her by name; he does, however, post about her on his Instagram. But in addition to being a partner, he is also a father to son Milo, born in 2015, and daughter Dali, born in 2017.

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Samantha Maffucci is an associate editor for YourTango who focuses on writing trending news and entertainment pieces. In her free time, you can find her obsessing about cats, wine, and all things Vanderpump Rules.