In September, Patrick Groulx surprised us by launching the third album of Bas Blancs, “Besoin de rien”. It was the culmination of one of the many projects he worked on last summer. He also set up a new concept: “Conversation with Patrick Groulx”. But the comedian is bored of the scene.
With “Groulx”, a show created in 2019, Patrick had the wind in his sails. Just as the tour was put on hold, the fun of making music returned. “If the conditions are right, I would like to go on tour with the Bas Blancs next summer. Either way, it’s a dead season for humor. It’s fun the band on album, but it’s on stage that it really makes sense. “
Necessarily, the comedian has been on the sidelines since last March. “Doing shows in my living room, on Zoom, it doesn’t work for me. I miss my job. Touring is a way of life. I miss my gang. When we go to the region, we come to know the restaurateurs and small businesses. I miss all of that. ”
Still, he is far from complaining about his fate. “I think of the others … Everyone eats the slap.”
Despite everything, he recently resumed filming of the second season of the program “Coups de cochon”, broadcast on Z. “During the first year, we learned. There, we found our tone. “
Never short of ideas, Patrick invited the public last June to join him for the premiere of “Conversation with Patrick Groulx”, a new project that is particularly close to his heart.
Since then, other conversations have taken place. He outlines: “The idea came from the program“ Jobs de bras ”, which I hosted for 11 years. I have received hundreds of testimonials from young people who said they were discouraged from school, but who had found an interest in trades that were presented on the show. In life, everyone needs everyone. The purpose of “Conversation with Patrick Groulx” is to talk about this with young people. ”
Patrick knows what he’s talking about, especially since it hasn’t always been easy for him. “When I was a teenager, I had 140 pimples in my face. I am in a good position to know what a lack of self-confidence is. So it’s an exchange with others that I really like. ”
What is more, on tour, he often went to meet young people in schools where he was invited. “I found another way to interact with young people. When you are demotivated and moreover you get fooled at school, it can be good to talk to someone you see on TV and who has gone through hardships. “
TV and radio entertainment, music with the Bas Blancs, humor on stage … Since his beginnings, Patrick Groulx has touched on several facets of the profession. From the health crisis, he draws lessons.
“She taught me that I am also an entrepreneur. It motivated me. Last summer, when I realized that the job I love can be so fragile, I wondered if I could get involved in things foreign to the artistic world. It opened my mind. I started my career at 19 and I’m 46. I started to wonder what my post-career will be like. I don’t take anything for granted. ”
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