Just For Laughter Festival |  fun tandem

Just For Laughter Festival | fun tandem

Co-presented by comedian Phil Roy and singer Roxane Bruneau, the first part of the second Just for Laughs gala, on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at the Théâtre Maisonneuve, offered half a dozen numbers of stand connected to 220! A short but intense evening.

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Lucas Boulanger

Lucas Boulanger

From the beginning, let us remember one thing. The traditional Just for Laughs galas are turnkey shows intended for television. With crowd leader at the opening; content divided into two shows per night; blinding lights directed towards the audience on the ground, and not… towards the performers on stage. However, if we accept the “TV studio” convention, we can enjoy and appreciate the rolling fire of the 75-minute performance.


Phil Roy and Roxane Bruneau, the “new” Laurel and Hardy?

It was the first time that Roxane Bruneau presented a comedy gala. The singer told “veteran” Phil Roy (the latter co-host of two White Card Evenings, in 2019 and 2020) that she was very stressed: “You’re like a dryer-shrunken version of Anik Jean,” Roy called her. calm her down

The duo met during the show. Who can sing? They say they have chemistry in life. However, in their opening number, their complicity was not obvious. The two presenters alluded to their sizes, the little cat and the big cat, a comedy classic from Laurel and Hardy to Dominic and Martin.

the king of the evening

Among his guests, Eddy King is the one who received the best reception from the public thanks to a quite political number. The former candidate of Big Brother Celebrities He began his skit evoking communism and capitalism explained to children. She continued with NATO, the war in the Ukraine, the Putin dictatorship and racism… To end up being the head of “the Gaétans” of Quebec. A sociologically brilliant number!

Sylvi Tourigny, with her indescribable Carole in the eternal turtleneck, offers fine, even absurd humour. To mark 40me anniversary of Just for Laughs, his character gave some tips and tricks for a successful party festive. Also, we would have liked more female comics in the first part. Because the female succession seems to have the wind in its sails! (Marylène Gendron was supposed to be at the gala, but we didn’t see her.)


Sylvi Tourigny, with her indescribable Carole of the eternal turtleneck, offers fine humor, during the gala at the Théâtre Maisonneuve.

Simon Delisle, the comedian who speaks faster than his shadow, returned to the pandemic and our collective exhaustion: “What we experienced was hard! To conclude with a crude, “graphic” joke about an appointment with his banker to negotiate a mortgage. Let’s just say subtlety isn’t his cup of tea.

Adib Alkhalidey, who is part of all finery, deftly surfed the biases that “pure white wool” Quebecers have towards foreigners. Before concluding with a valve on Anne “Casabouuuneee”!!

Then Martin Perizzolo summed up the weariness of many of his contemporaries declaring: “We are living the end of the greatest world, EVER! We go straight to a wall. “A pandemic feeling, very distressing. However, judging by this brief sample of stand seen on Thursday night, this sentiment seems rooted in the mood of the times.

The cycle of festival galas continues on Friday with Richardson Zéphir and Eddy King; then on Saturday night, with Rosalie Vaillancourt presenting the fourth and final gala in French.

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