Just for Laughs Festival: Successful bet on Math Duff

The madness of Mathieu Dufour swept the Bell Center on Saturday night, where nearly 13,000 admirers of the mane comedian gathered. After making himself known on social media during the pandemic, the young comedian is now playing in the big leagues.

As a prelude, a stunt double appeared on a platform on stage as Mathieu Dufour made a surprise step onto the stage before walking up the aisle where he had to ask security guards for help to get onto the stage because we forgot the steps to install.

But if you know Mathieu Dufour, he couldn’t settle for such a simple appetizer. He therefore asked the audience to forget the ten minutes that had just passed to go backstage and repeat a performance worthy of a big star.

Presented by Justin Morissette, Math Duff finally reached the top of a platform accompanied by pyrotechnics, dressed in a sequined one-piece suit and huge stiletto heel boots.

Mathieu Dufour shared various anecdotes related to shows he was able to see at the Bell Center, such as the time he had to come back the next day to see Celine Dion with no memory of the show he watched that day had seen before because he had too much alcohol and polpettes.

With the comedian in improv mode on stage, the show is inevitably uneven and disjointed between two truly hilarious and effective flashes.

Then Pier-Luc Funk took the stage, dressed in the same high-heeled boots as Mathieu Dufour. The two got involved in a crazy Marie Mai imitation with the song “Cobra”. Pier-Luc’s boots eventually ended up in the public eye.

The evening was captured by Netflix, which will offer a 60-minute synopsis on its platform at a later date, but the mechanics of filming broke the rhythm of the show a bit at times.

Mathieu Dufour then recalled the time when he was with the cadets. “I was never a man, but once they wanted to play paintball. I was so bad that I was the laughing stock of my team. I hated everything.” The game ended when he emptied his magazine into the back of a guy he thought was on the opposing team but who was actually… the club’s photographer!

The COVID Artist of the Year then spoke at Gala Les Olivier in 2021 about his experience of a medieval summer camp at the age of 12. “It’s my sister’s favorite story,” he said. In his mind, Math Duff had created a Merlin-style character, with special powers for the occasion, by taking the remains of costumes he found at home. “When I got to the camp parking lot, I started to cry. All eyes turned to me. I made people laugh so much that I ended up staying in the changing room all weekend doing the dishes.”

Mathieu Dufour has an incredible ability to make the audience react with ease. Obviously the audience loves him and follows him in all his follies. By our cut-off time, he started sharing a few anecdotes about his experiences with marijuana, while expecting other equally surreal stories.

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