Comedy center project in Bromont: all-round humor

A few months after the abrupt end of the Just for Laughs Theater Bromont comedians could go back to the boards of a talent incubator in the heart of the municipality. If all goes well, the project carried by François Dupuis could take off in 2020.
F rançois Dupuis has been rolling his hump in the entertainment business for a few years now. Among other things, he and his comedian François Maranda and director Yannick Rondeau launched La Grosse Bertha in Berthierville. He is also artistic coordinator of the Laurent Paquin room in Acton Vale. Originally from Granby, who also leads his own initiatives with his event company Hi it goes media was ripe for a new challenge in his “hometown”. “I want to start a comedy club in Bromont, where I have been living since June. Preferably near Shefford Street, he said. I think it’s the perfect place for a project like this. With all the tourists who pass here, we could offer several packages with other attractions. ”

However, the premises to realize such a project are few in the heart of the municipality. However, François Dupuis is hopeful to find this famous “rare pearl” soon.

“There is room left to enhance the Bromont entertainment offer with the end of the Just for Laughs Theater,” he said. The idea is that people come out of the restaurant to walk to the comedy club. ”

In addition to offering several performances on weekends, the place would be an exhibition space for painters with a humorous approach, mentioned the one who oversees the project.

Three components

In fact, the concert hall is only one part of this project, which is divided into three parts. The second part is neither more nor less than an incubator of comedians. “I’d like to create a comedy center where there would be training. We could welcome four comedians who come for an intensive month to test their material on stage. When you made your number 20 times in a short time, in the end, you have solid, “argued François Dupuis.

Anyone could integrate the center of the comedy, as much the succession as more established comedians. Among the benefits, the candidates would participate in group brainstorming sessions, as well as being individually supported by experienced colleagues in creative workshops.

The approach would allow artists to follow the pace of this effervescent industry, said the initiator of the project. “Today, a comedian can not do the same show for five years. We have to constantly create new material. The hub comedy thus meets a need more and more marked. ”

The last part is organized around companies. “Companies could do their corporate event by having comedy performances. We could also offer teambuilding workshops , “said François Dupuis.

With respect to funding, the proponent plans to submit “by the end of September” a grant application to the Regional Radiation Support Fund (FARR), under the Ministry of Municipal Affairs. “If I have a positive answer,” he said, “the project will get underway quickly. “

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