The absurd is seen by Réal Béland

Art 19 July, 2017
  • Photo Pierre-Paul Poulin
    Réal Béland will host the gala Just absurd, Thursday night at Just for laughs. Among the guests, there will be The Denis Drolet, Chick’n Swell, Dominic Paquet and Laurent Paquin, to name a few.

    Raphaël Gendron-Martin

    Wednesday, 19 July 2017 22:35

    Wednesday, 19 July 2017 22:35

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    After more than 20 years to participate in Just for laughs, Réal Béland has been entrusted with the reins of a gala for the first time. The Journal posed some questions to the comedian who will lead the gala absurd Thursday night.

    How have you built this gala absurd ?

    “I wanted to go there gradually. It is dangerous to be too crazy before leaving. It is easy to take to the field with the absurd (laughs). At the same time, I know that people have expectations and they want something out of the ordinary. We try to go there, but not too much, because it is necessary to hold people for an hour and a half on the absurd. That is the challenge. “

    With who did you worked for this evening ?

    “I’m well surrounded. I have Caroline Binet, who did the staging with me. I find it fun to have a look the female over. I also Sylvain Larocque, Stéphane Lefebvre and Pierre Fiola who write with me. People are going to be served. There will be many cases completely left field that numbers of absurd physical, including a number that I’m going to do with Dominic Paquet. “

    You can go wherever it wants to in absurd humour. Up to what point is it difficult not to go too far when one writes a gala ?

    “I’ve said it all my career, that attention be paid, not to exceed the line I have in my head. I may be the comic absurdity which is the least absurd. (laughter) I think I have a good control over that. There is a big logic behind the absurd. It is a very large genus. There are all kinds of colors in the gala. The numbers are very different. “

    Why have you waited all these years before animating your first gala Just for laughs ?

    “It’s funny, because it’s been over 20 years that I’m doing the festival. I did everything Just for laughs. But moderator, I was expecting to have a certain maturity to accept it. I never really felt at my place as facilitator. Now, a little more, because I have a lot more experience. But I’m still a guy behind the scenes, even if I am at the forefront for years. I love to write and create that perform. “

    The gala is Just absurd, animated by Réal Béland, will be held on Thursday evening, 18: 30 and 21: 30, at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier. For details :