She speaks loudly, plays effortlessly loud and obscene, “yet it’s not Shakespeare,” warned Christine Morenci from the start, who was greeted with thunderous applause between two smoky columns on Wednesday evening for its premiere at the Olympia.
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“Tabarnak! I’m you Celine!, she exclaimed. Anyway, this evening, I am Celine healthy”, she said from the beginning, her voice hoarse from laryngitis. A comedian must have the agreement of a daytime ENT to perform his performance without harming his health.
A gifted storyteller, the humorist vividly discusses some of her misadventures, each funnier and more unexpected than the next, and makes her a woman full of grace – or nearly so. She talks about staying at the Ritz, a “date” at the waterslides and the time she won a ticket to La Ronde — and from then on, she owes her crotch the giant candle she’s allowed to stick to her seat. , in a whirlwind.
His colorful verve, his bloody punches and his clownish gestures are an added value to his stage persona, he sure knows how to make people laugh without being rude – sometimes it’s a little. The Olympia crowd also got a break to catch their breath during this 90-minute performance, as the jokes kept flying.
Christine Morenci has a unique – and very colorful – way of bringing people into her world and making them laugh out loud while making them think. She concluded by underlining the absurdity of creating such a number to condemn these gestures, in particular, her number on sexual misconduct – apparently successful. “I don’t understand why I can say ‘no’ to a sausage dog, but not to Number 6 [un spectateur dans la salle choisit pour illustrer l’homme sur six qui commettra des inconduites sexuelles au moins une fois dans sa vie]”.
At a certain moment of his performance, some sections of the golden curtain adorning the stage fell, revealing an installation of fans at the same time. “Well, that’s me: big fans of the chain,” she exclaims. She meditates there to catch her breath or for the purposes of the gag. Light animations are also projected there at certain times, especially a male character completing a joke.
For the premiere of this first solo show, the energetic comedian was solid, although she was a bit breathless here and there due to an illness that plagued her.
The comedian documented the underbelly of the creation of her show “Grace” in the documentary series “Christine Morency: Without Filter,” which airs every Wednesday on Z. Crave subscribers also have access to episodes.
Christine Morenci returns to Olympia on Thursday and continues her tour across Quebec for at least another year.
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