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Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine

Shirley Souagnon
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BornOctober 3, 1986 (34 years old)
Clichy (Hauts-de-Seine, France)


Radio columnist

Shirley Souagnon is a French comedian and humorist, born in Clichy (Hauts-de-Seine) on October 3, 1986,[1]. After beginning the stand-up in 2008, she establishes herself two years later to the public thanks to her participation to the TV show On n'demande qu'à en rire.


Youth and formation[edit]

She was in Clichy[2] from french-ivorian parents. She grows with often relocations, from Asnières-sur-Seine to Flèche (Sarthe) also going throuh Picardie, London or Savigny-le-Temple (Seine-et-Marne) where she spends all her middle school. Then she studies science subjects at Léonard de Vinci (Édouard Branly) high school of Melun.

She plays basketball intensively during ten years and joins the team of Madison High School in Houston, Texas,[3] for one year at the age of 17.

Shirley appears for the first time on television at 8 years old for and advert of the 96 European Cup and in one épisode of Navarro,[4].

2006-2010 : beginning on stage, television epiphany[edit]

Back in France, she goes into theater and then humour. She writes her first sketch in 2006 ans plays her first one-womand-show Sketch Up ! in 2008 at Théâtre Le Bout in Paris. In the next year, she is identified in Pliés en 4 (on France 4), Paris fait sa comédie and the Youhumour festival[5]. She wins La route du Rire in 2009[5][6] and then the Prix Jeune Talent de l'année 2010 in the awards category « Humour »[7]. She joins the team of the Jamel Comedy Club in 2010 and participates at Comedy Club Live as a colmunist on the radio « Mouv’ »[5][6]. She plays Franck Dubosc’s first part at the Olympia from the 1st to the 9th of october 2010 and participates at the Ni putes ni soumises’ gala on november 8, 2010[5].

From the 14th september to the 24th of november 2010, she participates 6 times at the show  On n’demande qu’à en rire on France 2 as a candidate.

She plays at the Festival du rire of Montreux in december 2010.

2011-2012 : radio columnist, stage confirmation[edit]

Starting from the February 5, 2011, she is columnist at the weekly show Samedi Roumanoff on Europe 1[8]. The show stops in 2014. In July 2011, she participates for the first time at the Montreal’s festival Juste pour rire[9].

She comes back on september 20, 2011, in the second season of On n’demande qu’à en rire on France 2, beginning where she stopped at the her number of 21 skecths and now famous in front of the eyes of the public. She comes back for two sketchs during the third season. She leaves the show on October 9, 2012, after thirty participations.

She plays her first show Sketch Up for nearly one year at the Théâtre de Dix heures between 2010 and 2011 from Thursday to Saturday at 8pm.

On March 31, 2012, she plays her first spectacle at La Cigale. She headlines at the Comédie de Paris ont Sundays and Mondays starting from January 15, 2012, to June 25, 2012. In 2012, she becomes godmother of the woman basketball league, with which she produces spectacles combining basketball and humour[10].

Publicly lesbian[11], she mades it a skitch names « Gay, gay, gay », in a context of the debates about homosexual weddings in France.

2014-2016 : actress, producer, TV presentator[edit]

In 2014, Shirley Souagon joins the cast of the serie Engrenages[12][13] and opens simultaneously her producing society named On Time Productions.

In November 2014, she produces her second spectacle, Free ! The One Woman Funky Show¸which mixes music and humour[13] with a band she presents to the public : The Krooks, composed by Jérôme Cornelis, Davy Honnet and Anthony Honnet.

Starting from May 2, 2015, she presents the show Mieux vaut en rire on France Ô[14].

On December 11, 2015, Shirley Souagnon & The Krooks present « Free » at La Cigale, co-produced by Axe Sud for France Ô.

Shirley produces her first extended play with society On Time Productions and releases her first sketch show broadcasted since February 2016 on[15], named Shirley Souagnon Show.

Depuis 2016 : radio, school project, return on stage[edit]

On May 30, 2016, she becomes member of the Grosses Têtes on RTL with Laurent Ruquier.

On June 4, 2016, she presents the festival Afropunk with her young humourist friend Fary.

She has developped since June 2016 humour sessions on the island La Réunion where she discovered a lot of humourists willing to learn. A school project is in progress.

In July 2016, she participates at the fest Juste Pour Rire de Montréalwith Bref’s team, Kyan Khojandi, Yacine Belhousse, Navo, Bérengère Krief.

Since September 2016, she is on a third roadshow named Monsieur Shirley.

Starting from the October 5, 2019, is opened the Barbes Comedy Club, her first comedy club and the first to be opened by a female humourist. The Barbes Comedy Club opens everyday at 8pm from Monday to Sunday. A lot of humourist produced themself there like Bun Hay Mean, Adrien Arnoux, Doully, Tania Dutel, Baptiste Lecaplain, Kyan Khojandi, Nick Mukoko, Paul Mirabel, Seb Mellia, Wary Nichen and some others[16]. Since 2016, she also particapes a few times at the Montreux Comedy Festival.


On November 29, 2010, she animates a solidary auction at the great soldary evening AfriCAN[17].

Shirley Souagnon lent her image for a campaign against HIV organised by Gayvox-Inpes in November 2011.

She is the AMREF’s ambassador (first african public health NGO).

In 2018, she participates at a collectiv work Noire n’est pas mon métier.

She is a part of the LGBTQI+ community for which she is proud to show it on stage.

Artistic and newsworthy[edit]

Radio career[edit]



List of the sketchs written for On n'demande qu'à en rire[edit]

On October 1, 2010, the five humourist who have obtein at least 80 points over 100 (Shirley Souagnon, Alain Doucet, Kev Adams, Olivier de Benoist et Les Lascars Gays) had the occasion to play a part of their during a special show.

Her personnal record is 96/100, which she obteined on her thirteenth passage with the subject Release of the pon movie DXK.


  • 2008-2012 : Sketch Up ![19] at Le Bout theater and then at Théâtre de Dix Heures in Paris.
  • 2014 : Free, The One Woman Funky Show at Sentier des Halles in Paris.


  • « En rire », in Aïssa Maiga (dir.) (May 3, 2018). Noire n'est pas mon métier. Paris: Éditions du Seuil. p. 128. ISBN 978-2021401196.


  • 2009 : La Route du Rire Volkswagen
  • 2010 : Prix Jeune Talent de l'année 2010 (humour awards)

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Shirley SOUAGNON on
  2. ^ Article « Shirley a le rire qui swingue » in le Parisien July 15, 2010
  3. ^ "Shirley Souagnon à la fiche". L'Express. July 2, 2010.
  4. ^ Article « Shirley forte tête » in Direct Matin, June 17, 2010
  5. ^ a b c d Page "Biographie" and "Dossier de presse" on her website
  6. ^ a b "Découvrez l'étonnante Shirley Souagnon... future star de l'humour ?". June 29, 2010.
  7. ^ Site des Prix "Jeunes Talents de l'année"
  8. ^ Page de l'émission pour sa première participation à Samedi Roumanoff
  9. ^ "Trois questions à Shirley Souagnon". June 10, 2010.
  10. ^ "Joke and dunk avec Shirley Souagnon". FFBB. April 12, 2012. Retrieved September 25, 2012.
  11. ^ Shirley Souagnon: «Au lycée, je draguais les filles avec les mecs de ma classe», Têtu, April 19, 2014
  12. ^ "Avec sa saison 5, Engrenages rappelle qu'elle est toujours la meilleure série française du moment". Première. November 10, 2014. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  13. ^ a b Hélène Marzolf (December 15, 2014). "Shirley Souagnon : drôle et flippante à la fois". Télérama. Retrieved May 4, 2015. Cite error: The named reference "telerama" was defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  14. ^ Hacène Chouchaoui (April 14, 2015). "Une ex d'On ne demande qu'à en rire débarque sur France Ô". Télé 7 jours. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  15. ^ "". Afrostream. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  16. ^ Comedy
  17. ^ "Une Grande soirée solidaire AfriCAN aux couleurs de l'Afrique le lundi 29 novembre 2010". RFI. November 22, 2010.
  18. ^ [ "afrostream"] Check |url= value (help) (in français).CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  19. ^ Critics ot the spectacle on Sortir à Paris

External links[edit]


  • Official website of Shirley Souagnon
  • Relative resources to audiovisual :
    • Allociné
    • (en) Internet Movie Database 
  • Relative resources to spectacle :
    • Les Archives du spectacle 

[[Category:French women comedians]] [[Category:French actresses]] [[Category:Born in October 1986]] [[Category:Radio columnist]]