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After an evening masterfully led by Michel Courtemanche, who returned to the stage, Anthony Kavanagh had a difficult tenure at the helm of the second ComediHa! Party.

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An evening that started slowly and improved with the numbers offered by the various guests.

Kavanagh launched the Gala, presented at the Capitole de Québec, with an issue in which he promised the best.

“You deserve the best,” he said before the arrival of Nordic player Alain Côté, accompanied by the mascot Badaboum, with the Stanley Cup. A rare moment in which we did not refer to his famous canceled goal.

Anne Roumanoff, who had offered a number that the day before had not hit the mark, is back with a segment worthy of what we had seen during her show Everything is almost fine.

Frenchwoman Anne Roumanoff was among the guests of the gala.

Photo QMI Agency, Marcel Tremblay

Frenchwoman Anne Roumanoff was among the guests of the gala.

Her number on women seeking love after divorcing at 50 was solid and well put together.

“I was told that I have rejuvenated myself and that I have become more beautiful. They ask me for the secret. It’s because I got divorced, “she said.

He offered a good bet on a points system, during a first meeting in a bar, where the presence of small children takes away points and where a deceased mother-in-law gives a lot.

Back on stage the day after the Gala he hosted, Michel Courtemanche was in his element during an issue titled Memory loss.

Appreciated when he arrived on stage, Courtemanche was moved, he made noises, sounds and onomatopoeias.


Simulating what might appear to be memory loss, the comedian experienced some blanks, with some giggles, where it was hard to sense whether or not it was planned.

A destabilizing moment that made him say that perhaps people must have thought that he had started taking drugs again. Arranged with the type of views or not, the number was a little too long.

Michele Courtemanche

Photo QMI Agency, Marcel Tremblay

Michele Courtemanche

Did Courtemanche deceive the public? He is capable of it and it is entirely possible.

After a chess start, Mibenson Sylvain, a Haitian-born humorist from Terrebonne, “scored” when he enjoyed comparing practicing Catholics to atheists.

“If you are an atheist, the problems of life are yours. Atheists have to pay for a psychologist, for me it’s free, ”said the man who made his first appearance at the Gala ComediHa Fest!

He got off to a good start when he recounted that the faith of an atheist with a serious illness lay in the Quebec health system.

“He’s more likely to see God than a doctor,” he said, causing a good laugh.


As the curtain fell and the next issue was being prepared, Anthony Kavanagh produced a very successful version of You take my way by Lenny Kravitz, where he even went to sing in the crowd.

Anthony Kavanagh

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Anthony Kavanagh

Pierre Brassard took Pierre Bruneau out of retirement to personify, with “rigor, rigor, rigor” the news reader, in an issue in which Sylvie Moreau and Ghyslain Dufresne multiplied costume changes to tell the story of humor. From prehistoric times, through the Renaissance, the Middle Ages and up to modern times.

Which resulted in good times with a Sylvie Moreau imitating Dominique Michel announcing her latest Bye bye and segments, very funny, inspired by Daniel Lemire, Ding and Dong, The little life, km / h and the Boys.

We got a little scared when Alain Choquette launched a series of cards, but viewers had a bewildering moment.

The magician and illusionist asked people to call relatives to ask them to choose between black and white (black), between spades and clubs (clubs) and a number between 1 and 13 (6), and then draw an upside-down card , in a herd and that was the 6 of black flowers.

It then caused a paper whirlwind with a fan and a piece of paper, because we need magic in our lives.

Well, it’s not humor, but Choquette made people laugh by improvising with the people interviewed and magic, well done, is always something to win.


Speaking of improvisation, Michel Barrette, guest of a segment that highlights the career of a comedian, brilliantly took up the challenge of improvising on the words engraved on a gaming roulette wheel.

He hit the mark with his storytelling skills, talking about his allergy to wine, vacuum cleaner, pizza and the time he nearly knocked Elton John off stage in Las Vegas.

A good number.

►Next ComediHa! Fest will be presented on Tuesday at the Capitole de Québec with Marie-Mai in animation. The guests will be Michel Charette, PA Méthot and Christian-Marc Gendron.


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