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Gad Elmaleh

Gad Elmaleh

All shows SOLD OUT! DC Improv debut! An international comedy star, as seen on Conan, Colbert, Netflix and more.

October 19-21sold out

  • Price: $22 general admission
  • Showtimes: Thursday 7:30, Friday 7:30/9:45, Saturday 7:30/9:45
  • Featuring: Martin Amini
  • Gad’s website


Already one of the biggest comedic stars in Europe, Gad Elmaleh has set his sights on America. The multi-talented performer is touring the states in 2017 as he puts together an English-language comedy special, set to tape in New York City in November. That means the DC Improv will be one of his final stops on the way to that goal. Join us this fall for yet another DC Improv debut as we continue to celebrate our 25th year in business.



Gad Elmaleh is one of the biggest and most recognizable comedic talents in the world. Gad is currently at work on his new English-language comedy special, which he will shoot at Town Hall in New York City in November and will debut on Netflix early next year. He also announced a highly-anticipated comedy performance with Jerry Seinfeld, which will take place on July 26th as part of this year’s famed Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

On stage, Gad continues to cement himself as one of the most widely known and beloved standup comedians working today. In January 2017, he released his latest comedy special Gad Gone Wild. The Netflix Original showcased Gad’s impressive multi-lingual ability, as the material was performed in a mix of English, French, and Arabic.

In 2015, Gad completed a residency at Joe’s Pub in New York City, which saw him performing to sold-out crowds for more than fifty nights. The impressive run led to a multi-city major comedy tour across the United States, culminating in a sold-out show at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in February 2017. Previously, Gad made history by selling out the prestigious Olympia theater hall in Paris for seven consecutive weeks, a feat that had never before been accomplished. He followed the sold-out run with another seven sold-out weeks of shows at the Palais des Sports, a 3,800-seat venue also in Paris.

In the film world, Gad starred as “Ben Salaad” in the Steven Spielberg-directed film The Adventures of Tintin and could be seen opposite Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. His additional film work includes Pattaya, The Midnight Orchestra, Capital, Les Seigneurs, Happiness Never Comes Alone, Jack and Jill, La Rafle, Coco, and many more.

Gad was born in Casablanca, Morocco and speaks four languages: Arabic, French, English, and Hebrew. He currently splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.