“I am totally crazy about my dogs”


If the comedian Jeremy Ferrari often has a hard tooth, he is unarmed when he talks about the love he has for his two dogs.

Dogs have always been part of young Jérémy Ferrari’s life when he was still with his parents in the Ardennes where he grew up. But it was his life in Paris, where he arrived when he was barely 17, that separated him because he felt he could not offer them a life befitting an animal. ” Labrador, Lhasa Apso, Pekinese, Briard… I’ve always had dogs. When I arrived in Paris, I missed it but I knew I couldn’t give them a good life “, he confides. He will have to acquire a certain comfort of life so that he dares to think again of taking an animal as a companion. But not just any. “ Six years ago, I was offered Joker, a jack russell. It was starting to work for me, I had a bigger apartment and I took it absolutely everywhere. He was even there, on stage, at my first Olympia! I ended up buying a house near Paris, because I still wanted to have a big dog. I was looking for a nice, affectionate one who could watch over the house. This is where I was recommended the Beauceron and where Marly arrived. »

A large sensitive, unpredictable and endearing

If Joker quickly adapted to his master’s life as an artist and city dweller, Marly posed some problems for Jérémy who fortunately knew how to react well. “ Before moving into the house, we stayed a few more months in the apartment. I told myself that it wasn’t so bad and that I could easily accustom him to noises, cars, people… But Marly was afraid of everything. So much so that when I took the leash to take her out, she peed in the hallway. I ended up calling the breeder who explained to me that, in the Beauceron, it was rare but it happened to have a hypersensitive puppy. We worked together to fix it. It ended up getting better, but she’s still very sensitive. »

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Fortunately, Marly was also able to count on her friend Joker to gain confidence. Even if the friendship between the two dogs was not immediate. ” At first, Joker was very jealous. But Marly gave him so much love that he had no choice but to appreciate it. “For their master, their relationship has changed” the day I saw Joker teaching Marly to climb stairs. He got downstairs, climbed two steps, barked while looking at Marly, then came back down to start again, and so on. Since then, they have been inseparable, even in bullshit… »

A mysterious disappearance

And the most beautiful of all the nonsense of his dogs remains the one where the comedian has not laughed at all. He even had the fear of his life, thinking never to see Marly again. “ They fled towards the forest. Joker returned four to five hours later, but not Marly. We searched everywhere, for days and days. Until we said to ourselves that she must be dead… Then she came back, in a bad state, her leg broken… We had to operate on her twice so that she could walk properly again. We will never really know what happened. Fortunately, since then, the duo has calmed down, for the greater tranquility of those who travel the roads to make their audience laugh at their sketches which denounce, sometimes fiercely, the worst failings of our societies. Religions, racism, feminism, misogyny, war, disability… no sensitive subject resists those who dare to shake up our certainties with their limitless dark humour.

“Anything can make a good subject”

Would he dare to address the theme of the animal one day in his sketches? Denounce the abuses of which they are victims in our societies of consumers who, for some, consider animals as objects or stooges? ” Anything can make a good subject, he concedes. To be honest, my next show will be for. ecology theme, so I will necessarily talk about animals. One does not go without the other. It is time that in 2021, we stop, for example, planting spikes in bulls. There is an awareness, but it’s too long. “The fact remains that, for those who willingly admit” completely crazy about (his) dogs, the difficulty in this show will be to remain objective because it is a subject that makes me very angry. It was time for me to talk about it! “.


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