ComediHa!: when Barrette shuts down

An unusual event took place in the Capitol on Tuesday evening. For two hours, Michel Barrette said almost nothing on stage while comedians told anecdotes about him.

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Silence Quebec’s most indefatigable storytellers? Yes, it’s possible. Michel Barrette even obediently indulged in the game, without trying to interrupt anyone, on the occasion of the grand bien-cuit organized for him by the ComediHa! Fest Quebec.

“A moment of reward for everyone who listened to you,” began his great friend and host of the evening, Gildor Roy, right at the beginning.


The thousand endless anecdotes that Michel Barrette loves to tell at length and breadth were a recurring theme of this evening which, like that devoted to Normand Brathwaite on Monday night, turned out to be a very good vintage of meanness showered with love .

Michel Boujenah, straight from France, summed it up by saying that during his plane trip he dreamed that Barrette was listening to him without saying a word. “You shut your mouth. It was so nice”.

Billy Tellier

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Billy Tellier “cooked” the comedian.

JFK’s hair

Two guests in particular stood out. Billy Tellier garnered the laughs by listing the celebrity-related items Michel Barrette has amassed over the years, from a John F. Kennedy hair to a Marilyn Monroe phone account.


In particular, he questioned the relevance of keeping certain artifacts, such as a scooter that belonged to Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher. “It’s like having a Wayne Gretzky tennis racket. We do not care…”

Well Cooked Game expert Laurent Paquin stirred the crowd after his twisted rise in milk against the famous character from Hi Ha! Tremblay was born in Alma in 1983. “Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean has seen worse than the Deluge,” he cursed.


His son interferes

The duo Dominic and Martin, his accomplice on the show For pleasure France Castel and Simon Delisle were also in attendance, as was their son Olivier, who said that when his incorrigible womanizer introduced him to his younger girlfriend, Maude, he thought she was “his new illegitimate sister.”


Michel Barrette recovered during his reply right, which surprisingly lasted just 26 minutes and 20 seconds according to our stopwatch. To his dismay, his Olivier is the only one of his four sons who doesn’t own a car. “A barrette, at 38, no armor,” he was surprised.

You should have seen him begin to survey the scene, the storyteller taking off from him to point out his offspring’s shortcomings with humor as he took the wheel. “The windows are never dirty because it doesn’t go fast enough to kill the flies,” he explained before returning his mic without spending the whole night there.

The series of grands bien-cuits continues on Wednesday evening. The victim will be Martin Matte and host Fabien Cloutier.

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