Arnaud Collery : The French Actor & Comic!


Inspirante rencontre avec Arnaud Collery avant son départ à New York. Arnaud aussi connu sous le pseudonyme à Los Angeles,“The French Actor and Comic”, se produira une autre fois au célèbre comedy club The Comedy Store  8443 Sunset boulevard, West Hollywood 90049  ce mardi 13 novembre! Venez l’applaudir dans la salle  BELLY ROOM avant qu’il ne reparte!

(En français et anglais)

Qui est Arnaud Collery?
Trentenaire, Global, Passioné par le monde et les gens, a vécu sur 4 continents, 7 pays, parle Japonais, Chinois, Anglais. Seul comique français a être passé sur le show NBC  Last Comic Standing ainsi que sur MTV , room 401 ou encore E Entertainment. Quand il est pas sur scène, il monte des événements dans le monde high tech, s’occupe de ” Comiques Sans Frontières” et pousse les gens à faire ce dont ils ont envie via son groupe happysundays. A monté plusieurs networks dans le monde dont French Tuesdays à Tokyo.

Ta philosophie de vie?
Fais ce que tu aimes. Aides les autres. Mesures toi par rapport non pas au succès mais au nombre de gens que tu impactes. N’emmerdes pas les autres. Vis. Repousses les limites du possible au lieu d’essayer l’impossible. Respectes le choix des autres.

Ta passion?
Etudier les différents comportements humains, la psychologie, comment tout est relié,
“seeing the big picture and making the world smaller”.

Ton Inspiration?
Les gens qui créent des start-ups en Afrique m’inspirent, ceux qui font du théatre dans la brousse en Australie, Francois l’embrouille, la vie de Leonard Di Vinci, Baumgartner, Jim Carey, Oliver Stone, la vie de Charlie Chaplin, Ardisson, Obama, les jeunes qui apprenent à programmer à 10 ans, tout ce qui est unique, iconoclaste, différent. Claude François, Joe Dassin, Aznavour, Marvin Gaye.

Ton projet coup de coeur et pourquoi?

Comiques Sans Frontières. Faire rire des enfants dans les pays pauvres et leur montrer qu’on peut utiliser le rire pour se sentir mieux et comme dé-stressant. J’ai fais cela dans plusieurs pays du monde, après on revient et beaucoup de choses nous paraissent ridicules.

Tes endroits favoris à LA?
Hollywood @Runyon Canyon, Santa Monica @Main Street, Venice @Abbot Kinney, Malibu @Moonshadow.

Merci pour ce petit moment très sympathique et très inspiré Arnaud!

Venez applaudir Arnaud Collery au  célèbre Comedy Club COMEDY STORE, 8443 Sunset boulevard, West Hollywood 90049 dans la salle à l’étage BELLY ROOM ce mardi 13 novembre!  
Plus d’infos biographiques (en anglais)/More Biographical info: 
About Arnaud Collery: International human being, Filmmaker Comedian
“I basically go and do things other won’t and people tell me “I am lucky”. There is no luck – unfortunately- in what I do. Passion drives me. Passion to understand myself, experiment a lot and understand how the world functions.”

Arnaud Collery was born in Reims, Champagne to a family of wine makers. His grandfather, Jean Collery, was a member of the French Senate. At the age of 5, Arnaud’s family moved to Paris. From a young age, he excelled in academics, sports, and theater. At 16, Arnaud launched the first junior investment club with Credit Lyonnais of Neuilly and went to study abroad in the US as a high school exchange student. At 18, he left for Tokyo, Japan to study at Waseda University Economics and Japanese Culture.

Arnaud graduated with honors from Ecole Superieur de Gestion et Finance with a degree in finance and internships in the European Parliament, European Stock Exchange, and Euro Consult in New York City (Mergers and Acquisitions).  He spent a year in US and a year in Tokyo before finishing school. After his military service as an lieutenant officer (EIREL- Strasbourg), he returned to Japan launching a career in luxury goods working as VIP sales agent at Cartier Tokyo. He went on to create his own luxury consulting company in Asia, France and America working for champagne, jewelry and cosmetics brands. In 2000, he came back to France and took a position at CFB Communications where he organized the largest finance conference in Paris at the “Palais Brognard”. During that time he would host every single thursday “Collery Jeudi” where artists, businessmen, adventurers, elite would gather at his apartment next to Champs Elysees for a night of fun and entertainment.

In 2004, Arnaud Collery went to Hollywood to be an actor/writer. He has become the only French stand-up comedian with TV credits including Last Comic Standing as a semi finalist, MTV, E! Entertainment and for E! France . He has also appeared on Canal +, Japanese TV TBS, and CCTV in China. He has hosted TV shows as journalist/ interviewer on Zalea TV, OSF TV and omegatv.tv. He organized over 50 comedy nights. He is at the Comedy Store performing every Tuesday night and he is a SAG actor.

In 2008 Arnaud was awarded a fellowship by the European Commission and the Chinese govt (metp.com.cn) to spend one year in Beijing as a student at UIBE s Business school in Beijing. The program was focused on Chinese business and culture. While in China, he raised money from Japanese private equity to make his first feature film that he would shoot until 2010 mainly in Japan, China and India.

“Little Klaus Big World” was awarded at the Nigata Film Festival in May 2011, Japan and Monaco Charity Film Festival “Best COMEDY FILM 2012” in May 2012.

In 2010 he also launched “French Tuesdays Japan” a VIP social network on and off line networking parties of Tokyo which is now a few thousands strong having monthly meetings of 1000+ people.

In 2012 he graduated with an AMP from IESE business school/Paley Center in Media, Entertainment and Technology. Since July out of the tech-hub Coloft in Santa Monica he has been very active in the tech community having won several events (Start Up Week end LA, AT&T Hackathon), became an avid speaker of Silicon Beach (Digital Hollywood)

His hobbies include creating comedy workshops for people in need around the world (Tanzania, Philippines, Morocco,..) though his NGO Comiques Sans Frontières and questioning life through his weekly  happysundays.

He is a disruptive Frenchman!  (name of his twitter handle).

Website : http://frenchactor.com/

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