actor and comedian José Garcia will preside over the 23rd edition of the festival international du film de comédie de l’alpe d’huez, which will be held from January 14 to 19 in the ski resort in isère, announced Monday the organizers in a press release. Jose Garcia, 53 years old, will succeed the actress Alexandra Lamy, who was crowned My baby , chronic, funny, and tender on the mother-daughter relationships from the director Lisa Azuelos.

“I am extremely pleased to be the president of the jury […], very anxious because this will be the first time, and very determined to make this unique opportunity a memorable one, and above all, a furious desire to put a big mess…”, said the actor.

Revealed in the 1990s in the company of Antoine de Caunes, thanks to the sketches of the show’s cult Canal+ anywhere else , José Garcia has since drilled in the cinema in the skin of characters exuberant. In 1997, he is definitely a name to the eyes of the general public by endorsing the costume of Serge Benamou, business man, miss The truth if I lie! , by Thomas Gilou. The film was awarded this year the first price to the public of the festival of the Alpe d’huez, which celebrates its first edition.

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In 2010, while its register is more dramatic, the actor gets to Alpe d’huez, his one and only acting awards to date for its role as a bank employee in The mac, of Pascal Bourdiaux. “That will tell you if this Festival brought me luck,” says José garcia.

Open to the public and completely free, the event is considered by the film industry as one of the only gatherings devoted to comedy in Europe.