Many times in my life, whenever I felt down or scared of the future, I left to some poor countries to help people. They benefited and I felt better. Nothing like helping somebody that needs more than you. I spent one month in Philippines 10 years ago in Boracai, one month in villages in Morocco 5 years ago and now Eastern Africa at the basis of the Kilimandjaro.
I have been approaching a few humanitarian organizations those past fews years as a comedian. I was not looking to make any money, just to have them using and amusing them.
One of them in Tanzania answered to my request.
I ll be teaching stand up comedy in English in the morning to University students and afternoon will be
creating and teaching improv games (in Swahili) to kids aged 3 to 5 years old in very tiny villages. I can t wait. We ll film part of it but really that s the experience more than the filmming that excites me there! I can t wait : Hollywood will have to wait for me! lol
Upon my return I have several projects including Ex Sumo star Konishiki in Japan (who s truly a comedian) and Le Comte de Bouderbala (French Algerian king of stand up comedy in France) in New York City. I am going to spend more time again in LA as I was mostly away for the last 3 years.