Gad Elmaleh hits the Chan on his ongoing quest to conquer North America

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      He was a movie star who went on to become the most beloved standup comic in Europe.

      Talk about your charmed life. While not exactly throwing it all away, Gad Elmaleh decided he wanted more, so he boned up on his fourth language (English) and moved to New York in an effort to slug it out in the clubs. And damned if he hasn’t succeeded, now touring theatres all over North America—including the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday (November 4).