Friendly and refreshing |  Journal

Friendly and refreshing | Journal

With all the plethora of comedians regularly seen in Quebec, it’s sometimes good to sample what’s being done elsewhere. Anne Roumanoff landed at the Théâtre Petit Champlain with a humorous show, polished, varied and very enjoyable.

In Quebec on the occasion of ComediHa! Fest, the French comedian, on Tuesday offered the first of two performances on her show Almost Everything Is Good, which she’s been running since 2020. An evening without coronation, without vulgarity and presented with a beautiful look.

The tone was set from the start, as his pre-recorded voice urged the public to pick up their phone and hit the power button.

“Not in airplane mode,” she clarified before taking the stage in a printed shirt, jeans, red shoes and a great smile.

After an introduction referring to COVID, Ukraine, monkeypox, Emmanuel Macron, Trudeau’s seventh birthday and ridiculing the conspiracy organized by international elites, she addressed women’s celibacy in 50 years.

She was amusing as she jumped into a “rap” about the regained freedom of these women she’s a part of, then toyed with the air of Love is a Rebell Bird from the opera Carmen to come up with new lyrics to define those who are looking for love on the internet.

Irina or Olga

“A man on a dating site says he’s a healer, he’s an alcoholic,” she noted.

She makes it clear that the cliché phrase “One lost, ten found” that is always launched after separations only works with the kilos.

The comedian provided a hilarious segment as she transformed into a psychic by bringing Claude, a spectator, onto the stage. A beautiful moment…

The 56-year-old comedian, who originally comes from Paris, feels completely at home in the small performance hall of the Petit Champlain. We feel it close to the citizens. A closeness that promotes intimacy and experience.

The lyrics are quality and hold together, as in a section where she expertly juggles the names of fruits and vegetables while contemplating unlikely romantic encounters in supermarkets.

Anne Roumanoff is also right in a topic where she addresses the communication problems between computer and printer that arise in bad times, as well as the ink cartridges that are always empty when needed. It will also offer a whole new definition of the LGBT term.

At the end of the performance, she alludes to the brother-in-law who wanted to see a Ukrainian refugee named Irina arrive at his home. Instead, he was entitled to Olga, his grandmother.

The comedian imagines what a meeting could have been between Jean-Luc Mélenchon if he had been elected and Vladimir Putin.

“He would have screamed and it would have been dangerous. Annoyed, Vladimir Putin would have pressed the button,” she said.

According to Anne Roumanoff, Justin Trudeau resembles the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron.

“He doesn’t do anything, but he does it very well,” she said, triggering a burst of laughter.

  • Anne Roumanoff will be attending the ComediHa! Galas on Friday and Saturday. Fest hosted by Michel Courtemanche and Anthony Kavanagh at the Capitole de Québec.