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Would Coluche have survived the era of "cancel culture"?

2021-06-23T07:10:05.846Z

SEEN FROM ELSEWHERE - If he had not died 35 years ago in a road accident, what would have become of Coluche? Would he be at the stake or at the pinnacle?



Nicolas Crousse

(The Evening)

This Saturday, it will be 35 years since Coluche took full force of what Renaud called a "

fucking truck

".

Those under 40 probably have no idea of ​​the earthquake his death caused, like that of Serge Gainsbourg five years later.

On the eve of this road tragedy, Michel Colucci, 41, is at the height of his fame.

On the radio, on stage, in the movies… he's everywhere.

And everywhere, it causes a sensation, causing surprise, controversy, laughter and sometimes scandal.

His often borderline sketches take as protagonists an Arab, a cop, a rapist ... With his costume in blue and white striped overalls, Coluche embodies a character halfway between

commedia dell'arte

, cabaret and circus, who looks like a drunken clown, even to

Reiser's

"

big disgusting

".

Read also: Coluche, thirty years later

The intentions of this sanguine, garish and burlesque character may well be clear, not everyone has the dictionary of the second degree, nor its translation.

Coluche was a monster:

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Source: lefigaro

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