ComediHa!: a well-cooked, hilarious sex, drugs and rock and roll for Normand Brathwaite

Throughout his career he has never been afraid to make fun of others, but as the first victim of the ComediHa! series of Grands bien-cuits! Fest-Québec proved to Normand Brathwaite that he could endure the worst of things with a smile.

Spared nothing at the Capitole Theater on Monday night, however, his life of sex, drugs, liquor and rock ‘n’ roll provided his one-night tormentors with plenty of material to put him in the face of greens and immaturity.

Five days less than 64e Birthday, it was the party of the one who had long felt no pity for his Turkish heads pepperoni.

Presenter Laurent Paquin was the first to foot the bill, he who decided to recap Brathwaite’s career from the youth show pumpkin pop to the television comedy big lifepass At Denise’swhere his Haitian accent was so bad it was cultural appropriation, he scoffed.


Laurent Paquin moderated the evening.

Photo agency QMI, René Baillargeon

Laurent Paquin moderated the evening.

A memory with Belgazou

It is impossible to summarize all of the topics covered by Normand Brathwaite’s guests/friends. Obviously, his arrest on the Jacques-Cartier bridge for drunk driving, his mania for showing his butt on stage and his sometimes gruff demeanor in everyday life were often mentioned, as was his omnipresence on screen. .

“The one who opened all the doors to the people of my community but kept all the keys,” said Richardson Zéphyr on the subject.

We also knew that he loved women and accumulated many conquests. However, Maxim Martin published the gossip of the evening by recounting that his friend Belgazou had made love in an allegorical float during a Quebec Carnival parade.

“It was in a carriage,” Normand Brathwaite later corrected him, in general hilarity, without denying the anecdote.

Luce makes humor

Among the roasters, names such as Yves P. Pelletier, Alex Perron, Réal Béland and the drag queen Mona de Grenoble were also expected.


Mona of Grenoble

With kind approval

Mona of Grenoble

Though she’s an old friend of Normand Brathwaite, the presence of Luce Dufault clashed with all of his humor professionals. Despite the fact that she was the novice of the group, the singer did very well.


Luce Dufault did well.

Photo agency QMI, René Baillargeon

Luce Dufault did well.

She was funny and just sharp enough in a monologue in which she enjoyed reminding Brathwaite of the time he said on TV that a radio exec wouldn’t play his songs because she didn’t.

The attraction that Luce Dufault exerts on men then took up a good part of the response from Normand Brathwaite, who again did not hide beneath the laughter his crush on whoever had altered him in a revised version Scottish nights.

There was plenty of intimate detail but it was also frankly hilarious, a good prelude to the grands bien-cuits which continue on Tuesday night with Michel Barrette in the roast’s seat and Gildor Roy on animation.

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