“The street is my playground”

Art 17 July, 2017
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    Christopher Williams

    Bruno Lapointe

    Monday, 17 July 2017 22:31

    Monday, 17 July 2017 22:31

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    Christopher Williams will on Wednesday evening his “ground game” in presenting his show, a Comedian of experience on the outdoor stage of the Place des festivals. “It’s in the street that I lived my most beautiful memories of the Just for laughs festival “, he says.

    “It is a field that I have learned to control “, says Christopher Williams.

    The comedian has made her first weapons in the late 1990s, then the Just for laughs festival takes place on the rue Saint-Denis. This is where he learned the arts of the street offer a very special climate that may intimidate some clubs with less experience.

    100 % stand-up

    “The environment can surprise the clubs that have less experience. The dynamic is so different. There are plenty of distractions, be it the noisy crowd, the movement of the crowd or the other shows in the surrounding area. And as the people have not paid, they leave when they want. Then they should be sought “, he explains.

    With his show, a Comedian of experience, Christopher Williams intends to build on the simplicity to captivate the crowds in front of the Place des arts. “A stage, a mic and a bottle of water,” says-t it succinctly. A formula purely stand-up, so.

    “An outdoor stage is not the place to go into the stories touching, or in the emotion. It is necessary that people quickly pick up on the way, that the material is constantly updated “, he explains.

    Faithful to his habit, the comedian also intends to devote a substantial portion of her show at the improv. The goal : to give the audience a unique evening, and truly ” in the moment “.

    “I never want people to look at one of my shows and say that it sounds mechanical, that I seem to repeat a text that I’ve done it hundreds of times. And an outdoor show lends itself particularly well to improvisation. Everything that happens around it becomes a door to a gag or an exchange with the mob, ” he says.

    It is also important to know that Christopher Williams is not in the lace. The show is scheduled for 22 h, a time ” strategic “, according to him.

    “It is far from being a family event. There are themes that rockent not bad “, he laughs.

    Melting Pot

    Once his show Comedian of experiment ended, Christopher Williams will be heading to the Melting Pot, the zone after-party of the festival located on the esplanade of Place des arts, for the closure of the gala outside Yink once hosted by Daniel Pinet, in the company of, amongst others, Alex Roof, Sacha Bourque and Marie-Lyne Joncas.

    The show Humorist of experience is presented on the Loto-Québec stage at place des Festivals on Wednesday evening, as soon as 22 h