Mathieu Dufour has had the wind in his sails – and in his gorgeous blonde hair – for a while now. Nothing seems to stop him or bar his way.
The 27-year-old comedian, still floating under the effects of his “beautiful and big cloud” from the show, which he hosted at the Bell Center as part of the 40th Just for Laughs festival in late July, didn’t hide his excitement to enter Netflix shortly .
His show at the Bell Center was actually captured by the webcasting giant and will be compressed into an hour and converted to the “Netflix Special” format.
But before agreeing to the platform, the comedian and his entourage had first approached a Quebec broadcaster, which pulled out of the project at the last minute. When they had already started filming, the Quebec producer had abandoned him and believed that the project was “finally not a good idea”, Math Duff said in an interview with the agency QMI a few days after his center bell.
Rather than being horrified by this rejection, the comedian saw it more as an opportunity to go elsewhere and further. “If I’m told no, it’s only because life wants to take me somewhere else […] I don’t see it as a failure or anything negative. Life is good and there’s always a reason for everything,” he said.
The Saguenay-based comedian, who enjoyed immense popularity with his ‘Live Instagram’ during the pandemic confinement – his famous ‘show rona virus’ – appears to have had no limits to his ambitions. He does not see his bell center as “consecration”. For him, it’s more of a big project among other big projects to come.
“All projects are big compared to the love you give them,” he explained. When I embark on something, I never start halfway. It may be a show in a 100-seat hall, but I’ll give it my all and it’ll be the best night for these people.
Jonquière: Back to basics
The comedian from Jonquière will appear on Monday night’s show “La belle tour” for the Saguenay special. An accelerated shoot – it was on the radio the same day and the next – but at the same time exciting and comforting, which created “beautiful encounters and very beautiful conversations,” he said.
It was also the first time he would do a shoot of this magnitude in his region. “I remember that when I lived in Saguenay and there were film shoots that came to the regions like that, it happened so rarely that there was really a big frenzy in the city,” said Mathieu Dufour, adding that he was grateful to see that people from his region were present at the rehearsals.
For Mathieu, it’s the people and the landscapes that make the region so charming.
The release date of his Netflix special will be known soon.
In the meantime, the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean episode starring Marc Déry, Gabriel Bouchard, Jeanik Fournier and Gab Paquet will be broadcast on TVA this Monday evening at 8pm on TVA.