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Michel Gérard Joseph Colucci (28 October 1944 – 19 June 1986), better known under his stage name Coluche, was a French comedian and actor famous for his irreverent sense of humor.
Colucci adopted Coluche as a stage name at age 26, when he began his entertainment career. He became known for his irreverent attitude towards politics and the establishment, and he incorporated this into much of his material. He was one of the first major comedians to regularly use profanities as a source of humor on French television.


Coluche sur la scène du Théâtre du Gymnase le 8 janvier 1978.
Photos © Tony Frank
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