Even if it had to cancel its usual summer edition, the Just for Laughs team was not let down by the pandemic, and the arrival of the second wave. From September 29 to October 10, the organization will offer around 40 indoor, virtual, French or English-speaking shows. Here are five you can't miss.
After presenting an entirely digital component in May, with HAHAHA, Just for Laughs wanted to go further with its special fall edition. And even if the situation with COVID were to worsen, the organization considered all scenarios.
“The festival will take place even if we reconfine everyone,” says the vice-president for francophone content of Juste pour rire, Patrick Rozon. Unless the government bans humor, we'll be able to do it (laughs) ! ”
At the time of this writing, JPR's theatrical performances could be presented to audiences of 250 people (they will be reserved for passport holders).
Le Journal asked Patrick Rozon to describe five shows that are on the program.
Lise Dion: 25 years after Le Point G
“We wondered if we could do some kind of tribute this year. This is where we saw that Lise's Point G issue came out 25 years ago. It's a number with a feminist flavor that is still very strong today. Laurent Paquin will host and speak with Lise. And we have guests (Mélanie Couture, Sylvain Larocque) who will come to reinterpret this number. ”
► October 5, 8 p.m., on the Yoop Space ( yoop.app ). Cost $ 14.
Can we talk about it?
“With everything that happened with the Black Lives Matter, Eddy King had things to say. He put on his own show with guests from all over (Anas Hassouna, Bruno Ly, Neev). ”
► September 30, 8 p.m., at Espace Yoop. A free shortened version will air October 9-10 at hahaha.com .
The ephemeral show
“This show will tackle all the subjects that we will never want to talk about again in our life. We didn't really want the other shows at the festival to talk about COVID because people are sick of hearing about it. But several comedians had numbers on it. So this is the only show where we will talk about it. »Hosted by Jean-Sébastien Girard, with Catherine Éthier, Guillaume Wagner, Jean-Thomas Jobin, Julien Corriveau and Louis T.
► October 2, 8 p.m., on the Espace Yoop. Shortened version available 9-10 on the JPR website. And broadcast on ICI Radio-Canada Première on October 9, 10 p.m.
All for you
“It's a bit of a 'Neev and Friends' night. Neev wanted to organize this show with artists who will do new acts. The funds will go to a foundation he sponsors (Sun Youth). »With Arnaud Soly, Sam Breton, Simon Gouache and Yannick De Martino.
► October 4, 8 p.m., on the Espace Yoop. Shortened version on October 9-10 on the JPR website.
“We will show all the new generation that we could not have this summer. There will be skits, stand-up , music. ”Hosted by Rosalie Vaillancourt, with Antoni Rémillard, Brick et Brack, Coco Belliveau, Colin Boudrias, Marylène Gendron, Nicolas Audet, Pascal Cameron, Sam Boisvert and Sam Cyr.
► October 6, 8 p.m., on the Espace Yoop. Shortened version on October 9-10 on the JPR website.