Guillermo Guiz: the commentator and humorist from Anderlecht
Guillermo Guiz, real name Guy Verstraeten, was born in Brussels and, at 38 years of age, has become a key figure in Belgian humour. However, no one could have foreseen this at the start.
Initially a rising star of Belgian football, he gave up his career due to multiple injuries and decided to study political science before training as a journalist. He then began working for several newspapers, such as Le Soir and Le Vif. A late-night digression led Guillermo to discover American stand-up and he finally decided to try his luck as a comedian.
In 2013, Guillermo took to the stage at the Kings of Comedy Club, where he was spotted by Belgian radio station La Première, which hired him as a commentator on the show "On n'est pas rentré". One thing led to another, with radio, TV and finally a one-man show, "Guillermo Guiz a un bon fond". In 2016, he finally joined the France Inter team in Nagui's "La Bande originale", where he presented his own column, and the series "Roi de la vanne".
Since then, he has always excelled with his offbeat and incisive style, whether on stage or on the radio. He deals with sensitive subjects such as drugs, alcohol and religion, and often has an introspective way of telling his jokes, making fun of his own story.