Jean-Marc Parent returns to the Just for Laughs Festival on Friday evening, performing his legendary “JMP Event” for the first time since 2017 at the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier in the Place des Arts.
Full of surprises and unknowns, where slippage and running out of time are commonplace – you know when it’s going to start, but you never know when it’s going to end – Friday’s event was no exception to the rule.
Combining music and comedy, the 11th edition of this signature show will be staged by Ev Kote, singer Nadja, guitarist Jeff Smallwood who opened the evening and a DJ who welcomed the guests.
Considered a “must” at the festival today, Jean-Marc Parent, Florida, tells his last anecdotes about pills and hypochondria, but also about his health, his age – he just turned 60 – and everything about aging; Among other things drooping vision due to dry ejaculation, a nocturnal tendency that is no longer fully visible, and a slightly different sexuality.
As the crowd came on stage to applaud, the comedian with thirty years of career behind him was efficient, had fun and interacted a lot with the crowd. The sixties and diabetes occupy most of the space before the first guests appear in both themes.
“The doctor said I should look for starches. I looked for sugar-free, carbohydrate-free: 2 x 4 and nails,” he said specifically. He finally managed to find carb-free bread; bread that wasn’t baked and didn’t smell like a corpse and must undoubtedly contain asbestos, Then the comedian laughed.
Ève Côté took the stage at 9 p.m. This time solo, the comedian from Gaspé, thanks to the duo Les Grandes Crouse – which she created with Marie-Line Joncas -, tested new material on Friday, especially family card games. Very ole ole, where Matante Thérèse becomes Thérèse “calling you a whore when she still has a tile in the game” and the naughty traits her family gave her.
Despite a minor memory lapse that fooled him for a while, his number also earned him good reception from the public. With the encouragement of the audience, the comedian was able to bounce back.
Guitarist Jeff Smallwood took the stage to play two Led Zeppelin souvenir hits as well as Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” with Nadja.
Jean-Marc Parent returns to the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier on the Place des Arts with the second round of “L’Événement JMP” this Saturday, starting at 8 p.m.