It really looked like a pop star show when Christine Morency took the stage on Tuesday night. She was in Quebec for the premiere of Gracehis first solo show, in front of the excited audience of the Salle Albert-Rousseau.
“tabarnak, chus-tu Céline?”, she exclaimed to underline the monster ovation of an already won over audience, who did not shy away from the whole evening. After her sensational entrance, Christine Morency began by warning those who do not know her style of humor.
“In real life, I’m like the cousin not barred at family parties who makes you say ‘well, that’s way too much information,'” she warns with accuracy. The taboo is a board game and not a ban for the comedian who has revealed himself to the general public in recent years.
During the next 75 minutes, she tells a panoply of anecdotes straight out of her very unusual daily life. It is among other things about his love for discounts and freebies, his competitive side and his sex life.
Incredible adventures, Christine Morency visibly saw much more than ordinary mortals. The segment on his visit across the US border had the whole room laughing out loud and will certainly have instructed the audience on what to do and what not to do while going through customs.
His aquatic misadventures on waterslides and on a pedal boat, delivered with disarming efficiency and boundless energy, have everything to cheer up even the most hardened. The stories she tells are perfectly constructed to generate as many laughs as possible and you can feel the enormous creative work behind this first show.
Breath of fresh air
The comedian also tries his hand at social criticism with Grace. Even if she is more vulgar at times, her sensitivity to different causes is always implicit in her words. She also deals more directly with hot topics like sexual misconduct and fatphobia with a refreshing twist.
Against all odds, she says she dreams of being the victim of an inappropriate sexual act. Afterwards, she explains that most women are confronted with this type of event at one time or another in their lives and that one in six men will experience sexual misconduct. “Why am I able to make a sausage dog understand no, but not number six?” she argues.
strong and proud
One thing is certain, Christine Morency fully assumes who she is. With Grace, it is revealed from every angle in an authentic performance. The context of this first performance was all the more difficult, since she lost her best friend in the last few weeks.
The emotion was visible on the comedian’s face after she received thunderous applause at the end of the show. “I’m so happy to be here, I’m living my dream and I’m extremely happy to have been able to live this evening in a city where I feel at home,” she says. You treated me like a queen tonight and I’m extremely grateful for that.”
Comment from the laughing friend
Christine Morency delivers a very solid performance from start to finish. In everything she does on stage, we feel a great authenticity. It’s impossible not to leave his show with a smile on your face.
Christine Morency will be back on March 16 and 17 and April 20, 2023 at Salle Albert-Rousseau.
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