Teleprompter problems, “shocking” humor… who is Alexandra Pizzagali, whose column aroused unease?

Teleprompter problems, "shocking" humor... who is Alexandra Pizzagali, whose column aroused unease?

Comedian Alexandra Pizzageli presented her first column on France 2 this Monday, September 5, but the latter did not please everyone.

For a first, Alexandra Pizzageli did not go unnoticed. The comedian realized this Monday, September 5 his return to France 2, in the program “Télématin”. But his intervention was marked by many bugs and technical problems. His jokes were not to the taste of all viewers…

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Prompter failure and clumsiness

Facing the presenters Julia Vignali and Maya Lauqué, the young woman first stammered, after a teleprompter failure, before chaining the jokes. “Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, no effort made for the pronunciation of his name, at the same time, did it take to respect the Highway Code, I don’t think so”, began Alexandra Pizzagali for her first column on the air on France 2, shortly before 8am. Before continuing with a kind of portrait of the author of the Nice attack, which killed 86 people on July 14, 2016, and whom she describes in particular as a “salsa and bodybuilding enthusiast (…) who looks a lot like her ideal man.”

But on the set, neither laughter nor smiles. The pub break will finally put an end to the hiccup. On her Instagram account, the thirties, who could not finish her carte blanche, wanted to react.

According to information from Nice morningsome journalists from the editorial staff of France 2 had “expressed reservations” about the subject of this carte blanche and asked Alexandra Pizzagali to “review her copy”.

Who is Alexandra Pizzageli?

Alexandra Pizzagali is a French humorist, with Italian, Breton and Norman origins. Born in the eighth arrondissement of Paris in 1988, she then grew up between the capital and the Val d’Oise and spent all her holidays in Brittany. After studying communication, she enrolled at Cours Florent where she took lessons for two years, before writing her first one-woman-show: It’s in the head.

Known for her “dark humour”, the 30-year-old was described as such by The world in February 2022: “How far should you go to stand out in a very crowded humorous landscape? To the point of madness one could answer (…) This emerging artist handles horror, extravagance and counter -foot without fear of disturbing. His playing is precise, his writing polished, his subjects transgressive.”

She notably won the Jury Prize at the 2018 Macôn Festival, Grand Jury Prize at the Tournon-sur-Rhône National Humorist Festival, Press Prize at the Lyon Gerson Festival, Jury Prize at the 21st edition of the festival. Andain’ries and also the SACD Prize – Festival Printemps du Rire 2018.

In the summer of 2019, she opened the Festival du Rire in Draguignan. In addition to the stage, she is also invited several times on the radio waves of Rire et Chansons between 2018 and 2019, details in particular Here is.

France Televisions apologizes

“France Télévisions and the Télématin teams deeply regret that a humorous column broadcast on Monday has offended many viewers”, reacted France Télévisions to Var Morning. “We would like to sincerely apologize and all express our solidarity with the victims of the Nice attack and their loved ones”, continued the public group, while the trial of the Nice attack opened on Monday, September 5.

On Instagram, the artist gave an appointment to the public next Monday for his second column in Télématin.

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