We are in the heart of a pandemic and Rachid Badouri, at the helm of the sixth and last gala of this hybrid edition of Comediha! Fest, decided that just because COVID is hurting us doesn’t mean we can’t laugh about it.
Successful bet. If his opening number, where he recounted his painful experience of trying to make people laugh in their car at the drive-in, deserves to be polished if he intends to reuse it, his monologue on the ravages of the virus on our health mental was a jewel of humor with a social flavor.
“We feel like Eric Lapointe’s nostrils after a big evening: very irritated,” said Badouri, who concluded by insisting, with reason, that we listen to each other better while the number of Suicide Action Montreal appeared. on the screen.
Another veteran hit the nail on the head. From a seemingly simple idea, the things that we don’t care about not having done and those that we want to continue doing before dying, Laurent Paquin has concocted a very effective act in which we learned that he does not intend to stop saying good morning, even if it is an Anglicism.
“I don’t want to say hello, it’s too wide. I don’t want to wish you the whole day right now, ”he argued.
Young people at the front
Alongside the other “known” Matthieu Pepper, who went to have his pubis palpated in a spa, and Mehdi Bousaidan (whom we had not seen at the cut-off time), we got to know a host of ’emerging comedians in this gala which was dedicated to the new generation.
In the lot, we really liked the assured presence and the energy deployed by Sinem Kara, comedian of Turkish origin, one of the many issues of diversity at the gala. Sympathetic to the cause of immigrants, she suggested that citizenship be granted to anyone who can make a recipe that Ricardo does not know. Quite a contract!
However, no matter how noble the intention to make room for young people, the result was uneven. Most of the monologues contained good ideas, which too often were not developed to their full potential.
The job that fits.