Comic Jean-Marie Bigard: New 9/11 Investigation Needed

Article adapted from Le Post by Onegus
Translated by DJDaveMark for
Thu Oct 23, 2008 16:00 GMT+1

Bigard's face

After one of France's most famous stand-up comedians apologized for claiming the 9/11 terrorist attacks were an "enormous lie", Monsieur Bigard, a friend of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, details the aftermath which resulted from his infamous appearance on the Europe 1 Radio Show by appearing on the Grand Journal television show.

Invited by Michel Denisot to talk about his role in Clérambard, which opened September 16th, 2008, at the Théâtre Hébertot, Jean-Marie Bigard returns once again to the subject of September 11th.

He details how he endured violent accusations of 'revisionism' and 'denial' from several newspapers including Le Canard Enchaîné and Charlie Hebdo, which resulted in an onslaught of hate mail and death threats. He states how he has never "denied 9/11", inferring to a headline used the very next day after he appeared on the Europe 1 radio show. Like millions of people all over the world, and millions from even the US alone, he is skeptical of the official government version of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Jean-Marie Bigard also tells us of how the host, Laurent Ruquier, was ready to invite him back onto his show, but that the management of Europe 1 let him know this was undesirable.

Towards the end of the interview he points out the fact that merely $15 million was allocated to the 9/11 Commission to investigate the most murderous terrorist attack ever committed on American soil, in stark contrast to the $42 million spent to investigate Bill Clintons' sexual escapades.

Monsieur Bigard maintains that only a new investigation into the tragic events of September 11th, 2001 could respond to his doubts which he shares with millions of people around the world.

"I'm very skeptical, and believe me there are an enormous amount of people from all over the world who are also very skeptical. And if there is ever a day when could discuss all this, it surely shouldn't be with a loud-mouth comic like me, but with specialists, architects, scientists, transportation secretaries et only people qualified in their fields."

Jean-Marie Bigard, October 17th, 2008, in response to the the official government version of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Hi David,

We've a copy of the article here, and a High Qualité video hosted here (Right-click save as...)

The Association ReOpen911 France is a voluntary citizen initiative, independent from all political, philosophical and religious movements.

Worked for me

It is sad to see the French as brainwashed as much as Americans.

This televised talk will get many French people looking.

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Thanks for the clip!!! Wow! This was cool to see & understand!

"It is you who are the torch-bearers with respect to that truth.... ...Steel your spines. Inspire your children. Then when the moment is right, rise again...." W PEPPER

Thansk DJDaveMark

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bonjour ,

thanks DJDaveMark for then translation.

If you every feel up to translating more then there is what he actually said oln Europe 1

Yours John

update: I followed your link which gives a mine of information ( + Marion Cotillard). Thanks again.

No problemo John

Since you speak French, have you seen our French News Page over at ReOpen911 France?

We've also started an area on our wiki to do all our translations from FR > EN

Next up is Karl Zero and his film about "Being W."
Do you want to help us translate it into English?

Cheers, DJDaveMark

PS. videos on DailyMotion from Canal+ are regularly rejected everyday.

--Ask Questions, Demand Answers. Politely of course! :-D

Great interview..

I just realized that if 35% of Americans want a new investigation that means that about 2/3 want new inv. because only about 50% of us are paying attention!!

Contact your represenatives!


it's evident that he's really done his research and has the razor-sharp mind and perfect delivery of a top class comedian. Another great voice for truth.

Excellent Interview. Jean-Marie Bigard stands up for the truth!

Thanks DJDaveMark for the translation. I am inspired by seeing that there are brave, intelligent, high-profile citizens in France who question the official conspiracy theory. From the interview you can tell Jean-Marie is well versed on the subject. You can also tell how long the arms of the true perpetrators influence are by his being banned from Europe 1 radio.


I couldn't resist watching this and I'm glad I did. I wish I had time to help with the translation. I did give 9/11 info to many comics when we were organizing the SF Inquiry, and we did get some grreat comics to participate in Behind Every Terrorist- There is a Bush- it's almost the only way to get the truth out in the US- we got more facts out in the "culture sections of the media" than we ever were able to get out in the "news section." Comedy is so powerful, too- that is how people are able to overcome fear, denial, face reality, find courage.

Bless this wonderful comedian!

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Bless this wonderful Green Party Truth Candidate!

Did you catch Carol Brouillet's 30 second TV ad?
9/11 Truth Candidate's TV Ad :

Text of the 1/2 minute ad:

On 9/11, three skyscrapers were felled by two planes, World Trade
Center 7, the Patriot Act, the financial crash, the bailout, all
share characteristics of controlled demolitions, criminal fraud, and
treason. We the people, need the courage to seek and speak the truth. We
need to investigate the big lies. We need to arrest, impeach the
terrorists. We need to defend our Constitution, our rights, our
lives. I am Carol Brouillet, Green Party Candidate for Congress and I
approve this message. Vote Green for truth, peace and justice.

See also 4 1/2 minute ad:
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I helped Kevin Barrett, another 9/11 Truth Candidate, this time for the Libertarian party, translate the clip, but a
group at the French beat us to mounting it into the video by a couple of hours. Kevin Barrett holds a PhD in Arabic, and also speaks good French.
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Here is the text: Title: Jean-Marie Bigard Tells It Like It Is -- Pooping on the Rug -- Again!

(Broadcast live on Canal + Friday evening, October 17th)

Note: the key words out of this (adult content) interview are these: Jean Marie Bigard, a fast-thinking well known stand-up comedian (As well known in France as Lenny Bruce was, but JM Bigard gets better away with talking dirty) says towards the end:

"And if one day we were to discuss these things, it would be best not with a big-mouth comedian like me, but with the experts: architects, engineers, scientists, people from the Ministry of Transportation, a whole group of people who are qualified on these issues."

See original thread:
French JM Bigard explains his last month of hell due to his doubts on the official 911 version. English sub-titles please !

Translated from the French by Eric Beeth and Kevin Barrett

Jean-Marie Bigard was invited to the Grand Journal de Canal +, the big news hour of Canal +, a large private TV station which broadcasts in French throughout Europe. He explains his positions on 9/11 and confirms his strong skepticism toward the official version.

Bigard: I'm happy to say Jacques that I'm now feeling better, a lot better than, let's say, two weeks ago. You know, I was thinking about fleeing the country and translating my theater comedy show Cleremeard into Portugese to play it in Rio de Janeiro...but no, it's better. You know, I'm happy, I feel like it's back-to-school-time for me again. I'm back on the television set thanks to you here at Canal +.

Interviewer: I've heard you had some troubles over at Europe 1.

Other Interviewer: Yes, please tell us what happened over at Europe 1.

Bigard: Well, yes, it's quite a story. I'll explain to you how it happened. I came on a Friday, it is now over five weeks ago, to Laurent at Europe 1, and we were being taped for the radio. Since it was not a live show, we all relaxed like good buddies in the bistro and we could talk. None of us had in mind that it was three days before September 11th, and I opened my big mouth about September 11th, and I talked about it just as if I were in a pub with friends. No big deal. And, you know, my thoughts were, well, the radio show will be redacted, like they always are, if I ever said something that could be perceived as shocking, it would be cut out--you know how they usually do it--and so we could just talk like among friends. The next day: tsunami! I have the newspaper Liberation headlined "Jean-Marie Bigard Denies September 11th" which is a formidable shortcut for saying "Jean-Marie Bigard contests the official version that the United States government gave of the events of September 11th." They say "He denies September 11th." That's a strong statement! How could one deny--I who know the subject by heart--how could one deny that 2801 persons, including 354 New York firemen, were killed, assassinated, during the events of September 11th. It's outrageous that this was said of me. On top of that, the journals Le Canard Enchainé and Charlie Hébdo who have wanted to get back at me for quite some time now, they throw themselves into the crevasse, they break with all restraint and call me a révisionniste (Holocaust denier). That is, from the first wrong statement that I deny 2801 people being killed in an outrageous act on September 11th, they also pass me off as denying that six million Jews were killed during World War II. That is quite serious. It's the least funny part of the sketch that I have for you today, they're saying that I deny the Shoah, and thus Le Canard Enchainé and Charlie Hébdo -- I'll say to them "Bravo, I take my hat off to you, if it was your intention to hurt me. Because it succeeded. Because, you know, a famous person, when you're treated as a revisionniste, you get a rain of threatening letters, death threats...three death threats that they were going to kill me and my wife. And a stronger one: We will first rape your wife and see that her breasts fall as the Twin Towers did. These kinds of things. I was paralyzed, receiving these kinds of threats, (that was their) effect on me. We see film stars sometimes smiling when they receive death threats, but in reality, it didn't have that effect on me. I sent out an express message to the news agencies asking for forgiveness if I had hurt anybody with what I said. I didn't kill a puppy dog, I just said what I thought, that's all.

What I said is on the public record. Anyone can go to a website and see what I said, it's going round and round (all over the internet). You see, I had taken no oratory precautions in saying these things, since we were not broadcasting live. If I could do it over, I would say exactly the same thing, but I would have said it (in a different way), like: "I am very skeptical about this or that aspect of the official government version of the events, and I have an enormous number of doubts about this and that." You see, I would have said the same thing, but I would have taken elementary precautions.

So you see, during this affair, I was receiving a number of death threats. Those journalists were putting my life in danger. So I asked for forgiveness -- officially -- and I declared I am not a revisionniste, please do not treat me as if I were a révisionniste. I played dead, then I did not say another word. You know, if you are being raped in the ass, you should not budge, because if you start squirming around you bring the bastard behind you to an orgasm, thus it is better not to move, and the bugger will move off slowly. You know, that is an old technique that has been around for some time. Because it works. So gradually, there are fewer and fewer of these beating buggers, torturers and executioners around me, and the situation calms down.

And as an epilogue, eight days ago, Laurent Ruquien, very courageous and very nice, he says "listen Jean-Marie, I'm very sorry, I feel that I'm to blame. We should have cut out all those things you said, you wouldn't have had to endure this terrible tsunami, you wouldn't have been thrown to the lynch mob. I'm sure glad they didn't actually hurt you. Please come back to Europe 1, come and make us laugh as only you know how to do, and come every day on our program, come and make us laugh. So I show up at Europe 1 with my moustache and my scooter, happy like a rat that's going to the apple, and I arrive--and see the sad face of Laurent, telling me: "Jean-Marie, I don't know how to tell you this, but the management of Europe 1 refuses to let you go on the air." And again very courageously, Laurent (Ruquien), who does not at all share my ideas, he picks up his telephone and calls Phillipe Balant, who's in charge of programming for Europe 1, and says: "Phillipe, can you take charge of this? Jean-Marie Bigard is here to do a program with us, but the management refuses. What should we do?" Phillipe Balant confirms that I am not allowed to go on the air at Europe 1.
You know, I'm pretty much a heavyweight in French comedy. I don't know if this has happened before in French history. I am thus denied access to the grand media of Europe 1 for an unspecified amount of time. So actually I'm still being punished for saying what I thought.

Interviewer: Well, I guess your public is also a bit perturbed, since you are such a well-known comedian; you've had four million spectators at your one man shows, which is a historical record for the arts in France. Maybe your public, that appreciates you on stage, does not want to know your private opinions about what you think about September 11th?

Bigard: Sure, I think you're right about that, and it is also true that when I feel like pooping on the rug, I do poop on the rug, and that is also part of the reason why my public enjoys me...

Then the blonde interviewer "Arianne" asks him: - "Do you regret to have formulated what you said, and…"

JM cuts her off and says :

Bigard: I say exactly, that if I could have said exactly the same things I said, but had also taken some oratory precautionary measures...that is, in France, we live in a country where one must say, like tens of millions of people around the world--tens of millions of people in the United States alone...that one must say, like other big celebrities like David Lynch, Martin Sheen, Charlie Sheen, Sharon Stone, Jim Corr from the group The Corrs, parliamentarian Giulietto Chiesa, Deputy Fujita in Japan, who are asking the same questions as me, but they take oratory precautions. In France, one must say "I am skeptical," and then "I am very skeptical," and then one must ask: "Please, now, could someone answer my question. Oh, it isn't possible for someone to answer my question? Well, then, that means I have doubts." And then after that one says, "I am asking that we re-open this criminal investigation. There were 2,801 people assassinated, and an enormous number of Americans, about 35% of them, are of the opinion that a 9/11 investigation needs to be done in an independent and scientific/legal way.

Again, if I were to say one single thing: The 9/11 Commission inquiry cost 15 million dollars. Fifteen million dollars! The Americans spent 42 million dollars to find out whether Bill Clinton had his blow-job done on top of the desk or under the Presidential desk. So that means 42 million dollars for one little blow job at the President's desk...

Blonde Interviewer "Arianne": No, no, Jean-Marie, you cannot make this comparison!

Bigard: Hell, $15 million, three times less money to investigate the biggest mass murder ever inflicted on the United States, compared to a little blow job on the president's desk. Yes, those two investigations DO need to be compared!

Interviewer: So the upshot is that you're reiterating what you said on Europe 1.

Bigard: No, I'm simply saying that if people want to find out what happened, they can find out. What I said (then), I said it without oratory precautions. That is, instead of saying that I was skeptical, I said I was sure. That was an error. I should not have said I was sure, I should have said I was very skeptical. And believe me, there are an enormous number of people who are very skeptical, many tens of millions of people. And if one day we were to discuss these things, it would be best not with a big-mouth comedian like me, but with the experts: architects, engineers, scientists, people from the Ministry of Transportation, a whole group of people who are qualified on these issues.

In the end, Bigard says how happy he was to see that while the news people were piling excrement on him for what he had said on Europe 1, in the culture pages they were giving only roses to his new show "Clerembard".

"unflinching, unswerving, fierce intellectual determination, as citizens, to define the real truth of our lives and our societies is a crucial obligation which devolves upon us all. It is in fact mandatory. If such a determination is not embodied in our political vision we have no hope of restoring what is so nearly lost to us - the dignity of man." (Harold Pinter)