Alex Vizorek, a surrealist comedian
Actor, radio show host, comedian, Alex Vizorek is an artist who is difficult to categorise, as is his humour, which is surreal and quirky. The expression "no man is a prophet in his own country" describes him to a T, given that he left Belgium to find stardom in France.
He is one of the leading Belgians of the moment. Alex Vizorek never fails to cause a buzz. Known for his comedy pieces and slots on France Inter, his success has made him a leading figure in the French audiovisual world.
Having graduated in management engineering at Solvay Brussels School, and journalism at the ULB, he ended up turning to comedy. He left Brussels for Paris in 2005 and followed the Cours Florent, which gave him the opportunity to venture into in the artistic world.
The general public came face to face with him in 2009 at the Montreux Comedy Festival, with his show Alex Vizorek est une œuvre d’art (Alex Vizorek is a work of art). This quirky and surreal one-man show invited the audience to approach the theme of art through humour, to "learn while having fun."
Since 2010, he has won numerous awards, including the jury prize at the Rochefort Comedy Festival and Audience Award at Rocquencourt in 2013. He was subsequently hired as a weekly radio show host on France Inter, alongside personalities such as André Manoukian and Patrick Cohen.
In 2014, he co-hosted several shows with compatriot Charline Vanhoenacker and became a columnist in the comedy programme La Bande originale with Nagui. It was around this time that he started presenting weekly morning slots on France Inter.
Since 2016, he has had a slot on the programme C’l’Hebdo sur France 5 and he joined the team of Thierry Ardisson on C8 in the successful programme Salut les Terriens! in September 2017.
On 2 February 2019, he presented the 9th 'Magritte du cinéma' ceremony, followed by the 31st 'Molières' ceremony on 13 May.