Badouri was born to immigrants of Moroccan Berber origin. He studied at College Montmorency in Laval, Quebec where he had his first experience on stage. In 1999, he had a major appearance at Just for Laughs (Juste pour rire) festival in Montreal with a presentation about immigration. He also appeared in a number of comedic advertisements in Quebec media (television, radio, print media).
In October 2007, he launched his first one-man show entitled Arrête ton cinéma! .
- 1999: Craven A award joined with École Nationale de l'Humour and third place in Just For Laughs gala
- 2005: Revelation of the Year at Just for Laughs festival
- 2006: Discovery of the Year at the Oliviers gala
- 2008: Performance of the Year at the Oliviers gala
- 2009: Double platinum for number of tickets sold in 18 months in Quebec (above 100,000 tickets)