Pierre Desproges Age, Birthday, Biography, Wiki, Movies & More

Pierre Desproges (9 May 1939 – 18 April 1988) was a French humorist. He was born in Pantin, Seine-Saint-Denis. According to himself, he made no significant achievements before the age of 30. From 1967 to 1970, he worked as: life insurance salesman, opinion pool investigator, “lonely hearts” columnist, horse racing forecaster, and sales manager for a styrofoam beam company.

From 1970 to 1976, he worked for the newspaper L’Aurore. Starting in 1975, he became a “reporter” on Le petit rapporteur (The Little Snitch), a satirical TV show hosted by Jacques Martin. He caught the public’s attention with unconventional interviews of celebrities, among them novelists Françoise Sagan or Jean-Edern Hallier.

He appeared for the first time on stage at the Olympia theater during a Thierry Le Luron show. Among other things, he became very famous for his Chroniques de la haine ordinaire (Chronicles of Ordinary Hatred), a 1986 radio show.

In the 1980s, he appeared daily on Le tribunal des flagrants délires (a pun on the French term “flagrant délit” meaning red-handed), a comedy show where celebrities were judged in mock-trials. Desproges held the part of the prosecutor for more than two years, a part for which his verve, his scathing humour and his literary erudition were ideally suited.

In 1982, he created La minute nécessaire de Monsieur Cyclopède, a series of shorts for TV, where he played an omniscient professor. He answered to metaphysical and nonsensical questions such as “How to make King Louis XVI fireproof?”, proved that Beethoven was not deaf but stupid, and explained why the improbable encounter between the Venus de Milo and Saint Exupéry’s ‘Petit Prince’ was a fiasco. Each episode ended with the catchphrase: “Étonnant, non?” (“Astonishing, isn’t it?”)

In 1984, he had his first stand-up show at the Théâtre Fontaine. In 1986, his second stand-up, Pierre Desproges se donne en spectacle was presented at the Théâtre Grévin. He started work on a third stand-up, and the drafts were ultimately published in 2010.

In 1987, doctors discovered he had inoperable lung cancer in an advanced stage, and his relatives, in agreement with the doctors, decided to hide the condition from him, so he could spend his final days quietly. He died in 1988, from a disease he had bitterly laughed at time and time again, often saying “I won’t have cancer: I’m against it”. He is buried in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. His epitaph reads: “Pierre Desproges est mort d’un cancer, étonnant, non?” (“Pierre Desproges died of cancer, astonishing, isn’t it?”). …

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Pierre Desproges

Pierre Desproges Biography / Wiki

Name Pierre Desproges
Also Know
Gender Male
Known For Acting
Place of Birth Pantin, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
Date of Birth 1939-05-09
Age(as in 2022) 48
Deathday 1988-04-18

Pierre Desproges Acting Movies

Movie Name Character Release Date Overview
Pierre Desproges au théâtre Grévin Pierre Desproges 1986-01-01 Recorded at the Grévin Sketches Theater: Intro, The psychotic neurotic, The artist released, IQ 130, Keep Sakharov, The stacks, The hangers, The Jews…
Pierre Desproges au théâtre Fontaine Pierre Desproges 1984-01-01
Desproges est vivant 1998-04-09 It is with a semblance of chronology and to the rhythm of Antoine De Caunes’ not unpleasant voice-over that we are told the story of this unusual trou…
L’indispensable encyclopédie de monsieur Cyclopède 1982-11-29
Pierre Desproges se donne en spectacle Self 1993-12-07
Pierre Desproges РTout seul en Sc̬ne Pierre Desproges 1985-04-12
Procès de Jean Carmet Le procureur 1983-02-10
Tribunal des flagrants délires : Patrick Poivre d’Arvor Le procureur 1982-10-28
Tribunal des flagrants délires : Jean-Marie Le Pen Le procureur 1982-09-27
Pierre Desproges: Je ne suis pas n’importe qui… Pierre Desproges 2008-12-22
Pierre Desproges, une plume dans le culte Pierre Desproges 2018-04-15
Le Tribunal Des Flagrants Délires Le procureur 2009-11-24 Le Tribunal des flagrants délires was a comedy show where celebrities were judged in mock-trials. Desproges held the part of the prosecutor for more …
Les pieds dans la mayonnaise: les irr̩v̩rencieux des ann̩es 70 Self Рactor 2022-02-26
Les 60 ans du one-man-show Self 2020-01-31
Signé Furax Le présentateur TV 1981-04-01 The notorious and mysterious criminal Furax steals France’s famous monuments, replacing them with replicas….
Comiques de toujours, coffret Vol. 1 à 4 Self 2009-10-13


Movie Name Job Release Date Overview
Savoir-vivre Writer 2012-05-25 Show created on May 25, 2012 at the Opéra-Théâtre Metz Métropole after Manuel de savoir-vivre for the use of boors and rascals by Pierre Desproges…
Pierre Desproges se donne en spectacle Author 1993-12-07

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