In Quebec, if you are going to try to silence someone, to have them excluded from good society, all you have to do is call them XX-phobe or XX-ist.
That puts an end to the debate, it is a condemnation to silence, to cancellation.
The duty writes that on stage, Guy Nantel “attempts a sadly racist, homophobic, transphobic, sexist, classist and ageist discourse”.
These are serious accusations.
We knew that The duty had become a haunt of little woke priests, more than a show critic failing to see the degree in a comedy show is the end of the line.
His wife is not dead
Along with 1499 other people, I attended the premiere of the show last Tuesday If I understand you correctly, you’re saying…
Guy Nantel specifies from the outset that he will put on an “equal” show, because he will despise everyone equally. As much the young cretins as the old idiots, the polluters as the ecologists, the PQ as the solidarity and the conservatives, those who imposed the sanitary measures and those who challenged them. And the person he laughs at the most… is him! He comes back with a lot of humor on his attempt to become leader of the PQ.
The fugitive drooling character played by Nantel speaks enormities for an hour and a half: he even goes so far as to affirm that six billion people must be eliminated from the surface of the Earth. Even a six-year-old child can understand that Nantel is not a bloodthirsty eugenicist!
In the show, Guy claims his wife is dead. It’s a fiction! She was assisted in front of me in the room.
The duty calls Nantel a “classist” (class discrimination) because he contemptuously claims that the other leadership hopefuls parked their Kias next to his Porsche. It’s a fiction! Guy Nantel does not drive a Porsche, but a Prius C (Toyota’s most economical hybrid) Game dates from 2017.
You may be thinking that I have a conflict of interest. Guy is a columnist on my QUB radio show every day. We are colleagues on the show The world upside down at VAT. And Guy is a close friend with whom I regularly share dinners (he cooks an excellent spaghetti with pesto).
But even people who are the opposite of Nantel loved his show.
In the comedian’s dressing room, after the show, I saw Anne Casabonne, from the PCQ. She came to congratulate Nantel for making her laugh out loud when he came to ridicule the anti-vaccines…
Casabonne is capable of understanding the second degree.
do you plan to hire him I have to go ?
Nantel practices political and societal humor. He takes a magnifying glass to exaggerate and caricature situations. More at the end, it makes us reflect: on our environmental contradictions, our indifference to old people, etc.
But what Nantel most wants us to think about is our indecision as a people, our inability to give ourselves a country.
Nantel is not “embittered” or “bitter” to have lost the leadership of the PQ. He is disappointed that, as a people, we did not choose to become “masters in our own house”.
And that’s not funny.