Kev Adams at the Deauville American Film Festival in 2011.
1 July 1991
Kev Adams or Kev' Adams (born Kevin Smadja on July 1, 1991, in Paris, France) is a French comedian and actor.
Adams was born in 1991 in the 16th district of Paris. His father is a real estate agent of Algerian Jewish descent and his mother, of Tunisian Jewish descent, works in finance. He has two younger brothers, Noam and Lirone. He began taking theater classes at the age of seven. In 2009, Adams completed his French Baccalaureate in literature, and enrolled in law at the University of Paris X-Nanterre while simultaneously pursuing his acting career. He claimed that it was, "extremely difficult, nearly impossible, to balance both."
In 2009, Adams was spotted by Elisa Soussan, Anne Roumanoff's producer, who invited him to perform at her Carte Blanche show at the Olympia (Paris). This stage performance was broadcast on Paris Première. Following this event, Adams was offered to be the opening act of a Gad Elmaleh show at the Palais des Sports. His first one-man show, The Young Man Show, first ran in Paris in 2009 at the Théâtre Le Temple and then continued at the Palais des Glaces before touring France. The tour ended in Switzerland on July 22, 2012, during the Paléo Festival de Nyon. He then performed a show called Test… Voilà, Voilà! at the Bataclan from November 27 to December 31, 2013.
From September 2010 to February 2011, Adams was a contestant on the TV program On n'demande qu'à en rire ("We just want to laugh at it") hosted by Laurent Ruquier. He left the show voluntarily to dedicate himself to the Soda television series, in which he plays a major role. Soda depicts the daily life of three teenagers and includes guest stars such as La Fouine and Amel Bent. Since the summer of 2011, the series has been broadcast on M6, and on W9 in 2012. Season three is currently being filmed.
- 2009–present: One Man Show
- 2012: The Lorax - French voice of Ted Wiggins
- 2012: Ronal The Barbarian - French voice of Ronal
- 2013: Kidon - Facebook
- 2013: Les Profs - Boulard
- 2013: The Croods - French voice of Guy
- 2014: Fiston
- 2010-2011: On n’demande qu’à en rire, Season 1, himself, France 2
- 2011–present: Soda, Adam, M6
- "Kev Adams fait son show au Palais des Glaces" [Kev Adams puts on his show at the Palais des Glaces] (in French). France Télévisions. 8 February 2011.
- "Les ados sont dingues de Kev Adams". Le Parisien. 14 December 2010.
- Déniel, Didier (23 May 2009). "Kev Adams" (in French). Le Télégramme.
- "Retour en fanfare d'un Kev'Adams survolté" [Back with a bang, manic Kev Adams] (in French). Le Télégramme. 13 May 2010.
- Le Blevennec, Nolwenn (5 February 2011). "Kev Adams, le Gad Elmaleh des jeunes : " Tellement frais ! "[Kev Adams: Gad Elmaleh is " So cool! "]" (in French). Rue 89.
- Tampigny, Boris (18 November 2010). "Kev Adams : la nouvelle idole comique des ados" [Kev Adams: The new comic teen idol] (in French). Metronews.
- "Kev Adams est en tournée" [Kev Adams is on tour] (in French). Paperblog. 24 March 2010.
- "Site Officiel de Kev Adams" [Official Site of Kev Adams] (in French).
- "Kev' Adams : un jeune prodige de l'humour déjà adopté par Ruquier !" [Kev' Adams: a young prodigy of humour already adopted by Ruquier!] (in French). PurePeople. 4 December 2010.
- Rémy (24 February 2011). "Kev' Adams stops On n'demande qu'à en rire" (in French).
- "Soda : les ados et Kev Adams héros de la prochaine série d'M6 [Kev Adams hero of next M6 series Soda]" (in French). Première. 14 December 2010.
- Othmani, Amira (9 May 2011). "Kev' Adams, héros de Soda sur M6 [Kev Adams hero of "Soda" on M6]" (in French). TV Magazine.
- Guérin, Oummé Deedarun (21 January 2013). "Franck Dubosc et Kev Adams joueront dans la comédie intitulée Fiston [Franck Dubosc and Kev Adams play in the comedy "Sonny"]" (in French). NT1.
- Rémy (1 October 2010). "On n’demande qu'à en rire (1er octobre 2010) [We laugh at "n'demande"]" (in French). LaBandeARuquier.com.