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Yassine Belattar announces a final date at the Bataclan for his tour, a prelude to a new controversy?

Comedian and columnist Yassine Belattar announced that he was going to perform for the second time in his career at the Bataclan on June 15, 2024.

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Yassine Belattar announces a final date at the Bataclan for his tour, a prelude to a new controversy?

Comedian and columnist Yassine Belattar announced that he was going to perform for the second time in his career at the Bataclan on June 15, 2024. On tour since 2020, this date will close his second solo performance En Marge. Accustomed to controversies, as for his positions on the treatment of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Yassine Belattar is launching a new face-to-face meeting with his detractors.

“It is time for me to leave this show which is so important to me. Throughout France and around the world, I was able to prove that comedian is my profession. I didn’t know that the media and the politicians of this country were going to make me feel in a certain way about the title “En Marge”,” the comedian declared on April 1 on his social networks. “Being a comedian with ideas has become almost impossible as the context of our country is so violent,” he adds.

In February 2024, the 41-year-old man assured that he wanted to file a complaint against the town of Romans-sur-Isère, administered by various right-wing mayor Marie-Hélène Thoraval, after the cancellation of his show scheduled for April 27. To justify this deprogramming, the town hall of Romans-sur-Isère cited “an imponderable event”, “an emergency intervention in the theater”. According to information from the newspaper Le Dauphiné Libéré, several of its sources indicate that the “promotion of Islamism” and “its connections with the Muslim Brotherhood” are very badly perceived. These would reveal “a form of cultural incompatibility with city policy”. Accusations in line with those of former Prime Minister Manuel Valls. In March 2018, he affirmed on the set of BFMTV that the proximity between Yassine Belattar and the Sunni Islamist organization of the Muslim Brotherhood was “not a secret”. Interviewed a few days later by 20 Minutes, the comedian denounced harassment before adding: “They are always disappointed to see that what they accuse me of is not true.”

After the announcement of his last performance at the Bataclan, the former Radio Nova columnist attracted the wrath of the far right on social networks. Reconquest party activist Damien Rieu speaks of “a final provocation” in a place “where 90 innocent people were massacred by jihadists”. In September 2021, the current president of the National Rally also criticized the comedian for “making “Allah akbar” scream a hundred meters from the Bataclan”, during a demonstration organized by the Collective against Islamophobia in France ( CCIF). Yassine Belattar immediately replied that he was not responsible for these cries.

In response to his detractors, the Franco-Moroccan comedian spoke on the social network Instagram: “Being a French artist of Muslim faith in France in 2024 means seeing the far right ban me from certain venues. Take your seats. We are at home,” he says. As a reminder, Yassine Belattar was the first comedian to return to the Bataclan stage after the attacks of November 13, 2025.

In his show En Marge, Yassine Belattar “does not avoid any divisive subject” according to Télérama. From his custody following a police altercation in 2018 to the march against Islamophobia with the CCIF, including his collaboration with Emmanuel Macron on the Presidential Council of Cities. Before performing at the Bataclan, his show is scheduled for April 19 in Belfort, May 7 in Mâcon, May 18 in Metz, May 24 in Troyes and May 25 in Brussels.

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