Patrick Groulx who cares (not completely, but he is working on it)

Patrick Groulx s’en fout (pas complètement, mais il travaille là-dessus)

Photo: Valérian Mazataud The Duty
The reflections of this new lap will have abundantly been fed by the conversations of the comic franco-ontarian with his progenitor.

Despite the glance désapprobatrices, despite the chiding of his wife, in spite of the priests of the mode that the outlaw, the father of Patrick Groulx wears white stockings. Yeah. And even though his son usually has better taste in socks, the I-me-fichisme dress of his father becomes, in his fourth show in the totem absolute of this ability to make abstraction of the gaze of the other, which is essential to anyone who wants to know the charms of a minimum of serenity.

“Like everyone else, I’ve done some stuff to appeal to girls, to please friends, for the sake of my profession, tells the comedian, a week before his first media. We all want to please, and even more so in this environment, because in order to earn your living, you have to vendes tickets, and to sell tickets, should you track, and when it sees you, need you to be good, but not as you way too, because of the rarity, it is fun… and it ends… it ends up that you don’t know pantoute what is the right strategy. “

It is a lot to this litany of injunctions under which our real identity threatens continually to dissolve, that is the measure of Patrick Groulx in his first show in five years, recently seen by The Duty at the Brothel Comedy Club during a performance of break-in.

Because it would be sad to pass the enlightenment of a zen master when there is one in the area, the reflections of this new lap will have abundantly been fed by the conversations of the comic franco-ontarian with its progenitor, the raw material of the story of a quest. A balance to reach between his hopeless attitude of ado retarded and have the necessary maturity to his own role as a father, as well as between his desire to be loved and to be happy.

“The advantage of age, said the artist, 44-year-old, is that it becomes more natural to not deal with what other people think, because you realize that it is a lot more fun that people love you for what you are that for a character that you could play. “

The end of ruminations

Forgive yourself, make peace with decisions to be unfortunate, to rid its archives mental of all those moments that we would dream to be able to play again and we stare at forever. This is also what Patrick Groulx invites us, leading by example at the very end of the show, with a story — very personal — to say the least, amazing. But a professional decision that it would have taken simply to please everyone, it would look like what ?

When I say in the show that you should câlisser, it is also that: it must be accepted that it will not always be perfect. And to learn to listen. The interviews that you do just because you are told that it’s going to be good for your career, for example, you will not get never of it. You never get out never well of what you do not want to do.

— Patrick Groulx

“I thought I was recently at a presentation that I made to Olivier [in 2006]. I had a helmet on the head that allowed me to read in the spirit of the named. The idea was good, but when I arrived for the rehearsal, I found that there were gags that didn’t work, I didn’t feel pantoute. All of a sudden the director, the writers, the whole team, they are around me and I swear it is good, I’m just nervous. It is sure that today, at 44 years of age, I would have sent for a walk. It is rare that I do not listen to me, but this time, this is what I did, and I screwed it up. Planted, my guy. “

He adds, as in measuring, suddenly, how absurd it is to brood over such an event in which exactly no one remembers : “When I say in the show that you should câlisser, it is also that : it must be accepted that it will not always be perfect. And to learn to listen. The interviews that you do just because you are told that it’s going to be good for your career, for example, you will not get never of it. You never get out never well of what you do not want to do. “

The influence of the succession

Not worrying about the judgment of others does not mean to neglect to prepare well. Statistics indicative of the transformations that have shaken the world of laughter in the past 15 years : in 2003, Patrick Groulx had released his first show at eight (!) dates of break-in. Groulx, his fourth show, would have been tested more than 65 times, and until the last moment, in circumstances that are less convenient.

Last week, the host of” Master of the site to V accepted to support the digestive process of the spectators gathered in a reception room of the Lanaudière region, at a dinner-show. Ten days a first media, others would have preferred — and they would have understood — the quiet of a room, more lenient, or even their living room. Masochist, the Patrick ?

“There was a madam who was giving me comments all three jokes, I invented the running gags, she finished my sentences. It began with remarks from one table to the other. I knew that it would be like this, but instead of denying this show-there’s fear to be destabilized, I went there. There is so much competition now, so much young that are going to make up numbers in three different bars on the same night, that I can’t afford not to work even microdétails. “

Be inspired by the passion and enthusiasm of the next generation, so, but never forget their age, with the risk of giving in to the dictatorship of appearances.

“Guillaume Pineault [which provides the first part of it] was in my dressing room the other time and he said to me : “It is beautiful your kit scene, but you should make a turn up.” A what ? “ Turn up !” He wanted me to turn the bottom of my jeans. I write to my stylist : “I am with William, he thinks that for my kit scene, I should make a turn up.” She replied : “Pat, you’ve got 44 years of age. Not to turn up.” And she was right : it was the teenager in me who had a desire to have the air cool. “The adult knows that the bottom white assumed is preferable to turn up borrowed.

Groulx

Patrick Groulx. At Club Soda February 4 and 5. On tour throughout Quebec.

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