The businessman Vincent Bolloré.
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Humor under control?
Comedian Edgar-Yves said on Wednesday that one of his sketches alluding to billionaire Vincent Bolloré on Comédie + was censored, a month after the dismissal of host Sébastien Thoen for a parody of CNews, another channel of the Canal + group .
The sketch which was to be broadcast on Comédie + on Monday, and in which comedian Edgar-Yves drew a parallel between the industrialist who controls Vivendi, the group's parent company, and the Guinean president Alpha Condé, has been deleted, reports
Two sides of the story
"I was simply censored because I referred to Vincent Bolloré," said Edgar-Yves, interviewed Wednesday by AFP.
, the producer of the show Arnaud Chautard said that "the sketch was cut at the request of the artist, who was not happy with his performance."
"I do not confirm the version of Mr. Arnaud Chautard affirming that I would have asked to be cut because I was not satisfied with my service", replied Edgar-Yves, who will comment in more detail on the case during his show at the Théâtre de la République when the theaters reopen.
This case arises after the dismissal on December 24 of commentator Stéphane Guy, 23 years of house at Canal and flagship voice of French football, for having supported the comedian Sébastien Thoen, himself fired in early December for a parody targeting CNews , the group's info channel.
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