Lucille Cailly: From Poker Pro to Stand-Up Comedian
French poker pro Lucille Cailly is a woman with a lot of talents. She has studied epistemology (the study of knowledge) at the famous Sorbonne University in Paris, she is a writer, a very successful poker player with 1,545,647 in live tournament earnings according to the Hendon Mob and now also a stand-up comedian.
Cailly broke into the mainstream poker scene when she finished runner-up to Mohsin Charania in EPT Monaco Grand Final in 2012 for €1,050,000 ($1,386,267). But two weeks ago it was a different kind of scene Cailly entered, when she went on stage for her first stand-up performance at the Wenlock & Essex club in London. In the span of her six minute performance, Cailly touches on a lot a subjects from being French, an ex-poker player and a cocaine addict to having or not having sex in the morning:
It’s obvious that Cailly has a real knack for comedy and it will be interesting to see if her performance in London was just an isolated event or something she will pursue in the future. Even though Cailly states, that “two years ago I gave up the only two things I have ever been amazing at: Playing poker and snorting large amount of cocaine” , we hope to see Cailly back at the tables (without cocaine!) at some point soon.
Photo: Lucille Cailly at Wenlock & Essex, London.
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