|Name Pierre Chammassian|
Role Stand-up comedian
|Movies Melodrama Habibi|
Barrat el Cadre with Pierre Chammassian
Pierre Chammassian (born Bourj Hammoud, 9 March 1949, in Beirut, Lebanon) is a stand up comic famous in Lebanon for Arabs and Armenians alike, and is also popular in the Armenian Diaspora. He is known especially for his performance as Batale.
He regularly tours wherever Armenian and Lebanese communities exist. Along with André Jadaa, Michel and Jean-Pierre Chikhani, Michel Chikhani was responsible for reviving the Le Théâtre de Dix-Heures in Lebanon. He is a follower of the Armenian Catholic Church and is an ARF supporter.
He starred as many characters over the course of his career, but is best known for his character Batal Shvaradzian which has starred in four plays to date; the four plays are Shad Mi Kharner, Batal Dan Pesa, Portzank Batal, and Chellalik Batal. Other plays of his include Harses Prnetzi and Lezoon Voskor Chooni among others.