Since last Thursday, Quebec has its very first room dedicated to laughter, the ComediHa! Club. “Parliament doesn’t count! Wants the joke. Every Wednesday, in webcast for the moment, the comedian PA Méthot and his guests will warm the audience live from the new incubator imagined by QuébéComm, the group that runs the ComediHa! Fest-Quebec.
“It made me happy to do that,” explains PA Méthot, whose career is closely linked to the capital. “There are those who say: ‘Oh yeah, are you going to host parties with the next generation?’ I don’t want to compare myself to Sidney Crosby, but he doesn’t mind going skating without hockey gear. He likes that. This is another thing. It’s not a performance hall, it’s a comedy club. We will discover a lot of new talents. ”
Among the bad pandemic news, one good: the next comedy evenings will be virtual, therefore offered to comedy enthusiasts in all neighborhoods, from Hull to Limoilou via Rosemont. As long as you spend around $ 25.
“We can’t wait to break new stock,” said the master of ceremonies from Chandler, in the Gaspé. The public will be able to write to us at the same time. ”
It’s not about reorganizing, it’s not about reinventing yourself. It’s inventing something else. For the moment, it’s really good to see each other together, in a comedy room.
PA Méthot, humorist
When the pandemic combines with the past, up to 160 spectators will be able to converge in Sainte-Foy and respond to this mantra: “You sit down, applaud yourself, and laugh! ”
In the meantime, the comedians will have to weigh the effectiveness of their gags thanks to the cameras of the public. The biggest challenge? “Even if we are able to have clear images of the planet Mars, we are not able to remove the second and a quarter of the delay between joke and laughter,” notes PA Méthot. You have to get used to that, because otherwise you tend to take a break. We’re starting to get used to it, but that’s the biggest difficulty. ”
The comedy cabaret, a bit like the Bordel or the Terminal in Montreal, will bridge the gap between established comedians and promising foals. Running in, open microphones and mystery shows will punctuate the program.
The next comedy evening, Wednesday, will bring together Alexandre Bisaillon, Jean-Michel Martin, Pierre-Bruno Rivard and Mathieu Cyr.
It’s a safe bet that ComediHa! will focus on youth, both on stage and at the box office. The club, which cost more than half a million dollars to set up, is easily accessible on foot for 50,000 students in the capital.
Consult the site of Mercredis ComediHa!