The Petit Champlain Theater has been completely redesigned to safely receive the filming of the television series” Dash of humor , and the 72 clubs that will be on parade this week on her tray. And they should especially not utter the word COVID-19.
The Newspaper was able to visit the set on Thursday to see the extent to which ” the management of individuals is complex “, as stated in the content producer Josée Charland.
Until 21 August, the small room of the Old Quebec city is monopolized by the box ComediHa!, running six episodes of the series One Mini Show (Club Illico), and thirteen episodes of Stroke of humour (Usa TV).
The series, which is in its 6th season, showcases comedians of stand-up emerging in the evenings animated by Mathieu Dufour, Eddy King, Louis T, Mélanie Ghanimé and Rosalie Vaillancourt, among others.
It is just the usual process that has been reviewed in full in minute detail, ” says the producer. In the first place, anyone who enters the theatre, the media, the public, or artists, must sign a form, answer questions, and must wear a mask. The inputs and goings of the artists are coordinated at a quarter of a turn.
The shows are shot in front of 66 people, a third of the capacity of the small, intimate venue, with a technical team of thirty people.
“But the images, that they began to turn Thursday, are super,” says Josée Charland with pride. Honestly, at the tv, this will be the real deal. We never will be able to see that it is in times of a pandemic “.
No COVID in the menu
Even the side content, the viewers will not hear the words COVID-19 or coronavirus to the screen. The production has asked the comedians not to write the number directly on the pandemic.
“We want that the issue will be aging well,” adds Josée Charland. It has been a difficulty for them, because as a comedian, it’s written on what it lives, it observes. “
That said, the animators, David Beaucage and Mike Beaudoin, which were each a show on Thursday, talking about it, but in an indirect way. “I use the emotions that one has experienced during the confinement,” says David Beaucage, while Mike Beaudoin was inspired, among others, of challenges to the home school.
Despite the many constraints, “I like to do shows in these conditions that has nothing to do,” adds Mike Beaudoin.
► It is possible to view the film online. It is enough to get a free link on lepointdevente.com.