Actually, I don't like dogs. I'm from Morocco, and people there don't like animals.
There were two things I used to do to seduce girls: jokes and music. Since I'm not a great pianist, jokes were my thing.
When you succeed, at a certain point, you want to challenge yourself. Otherwise, you become boring. You become a has-been. It's not very interesting. I don't want to be this guy who has only succeeded in France. I could say, 'O.K., that's it; merci.' But I'm not interested in that.
My name, my origins, my background and my experiences are what leveraged my success. The angle of the immigrant, through which I examined the reality in France, distinguished me.
Comedy in America is very serious. Either they laugh, or they don't.