Laurent Baffie unvarnished, he talks about his failures: “I had a huge flower budget”

Laurent Baffie unvarnished, he talks about his failures: “I had a huge flower budget”
Laurent Baffie unvarnished, he talks about his failures: “I had a huge flower budget”

This Monday, July 1, Laurent Baffie gave an interview to our colleagues at Parisian. The comedian and former columnist for Thierry Ardisson talked about his YouTube channel, which is a hit thanks to its hidden cameras, but also about its flops, which still happen sometimes, of course. Taking responsibility for his failures, the 66-year-old TV and radio host explained that he made his mea culpa when he messed up his jokes. “When I make a bad joke, I know how to apologize. I had a huge flower budget,”he joked with amusement.

Aware that we cannot laugh at everything and at any time, depending on the situation of our target and their emotional state, Laurent Baffie declared: “We see people who have problems, we don’t say to ourselves: ‘Come on, we’re going to make fun of the bum’s face.’ […] We’re not shooting at the ambulance, we’re being careful.” Back in force thanks to his YouTube channel, where he does what he loves by trapping strangers, but also on Instagram and on stage, the father of Benjamin, Mélody, Jérémy and Bastien said: “On the one hand I renew myself, on the other, I don’t renew myself. People are my raw material, I know how to knead them, play with them. It’s like a musical instrument for me.”

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A time that has changed

Despite everything, the possibility of approaching passers-by naturally, as a few decades ago, seems to have evolved, and this impacts the exercise as Laurent Baffie explained frankly: “There was a before and a after the 2015 attacks. People are paranoid now. You hook up someone on the street, they’re suspicious. […] We are no longer in carelessness, we are in defiance. That is why the Police or Security armband [qu’il porte, avec des lunettes sombres et une casquette pour faire ses caméras cachées en tentant de passer incognito, NDLR].” But regardless of the reluctance and current common sense, the comedian believes that he is “Jean Moulin de lavane, a resistance fighter” who is not afraid to joke about subjects that have become sensitive or delicate. Its goal remains and will remain “making people laugh” whether you like it or not.

Article written in collaboration with 6Medias

Photo credits: VEEREN / BESTIMAGE

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