“Without rancor”: to gently mock others … and us

He who loves punishes well, says the famous saying. This is what the host Pier-Luc Funk and his collaborators Hélène Bourgeois-Leclerc and Pierre-Yves Roy-Desmarais do with obvious pleasure on the set of “Sans rancune”, the new humorous variety that TVA will unveil on Wednesday evening. .

Welcome firefighters

Over the weeks, the trio will take turns teasing various groups like country “fans”, hairdressers, workouts, drag queens and singles, to name a few. Their entertaining arsenal will include stand-up and other acts featuring characters, musical performances and various pre-recorded skits.

While the 12 scheduled episodes are as varied and dynamic as the first, there will be something for everyone. First to receive this tender well-cooked, the firefighters greatly appreciated the teasing of Pier-Luc Funk on the too many fire exercises, the Lucie of Hélène Bourgeois-Leclerc – who holds an unenviable record – and the “honest” schedule. by Pierre-Yves Roy-Desmarais.

To this happy cocktail are added short and successful fictions featuring three firefighters played by Pier-Luc Funk, Jean-Nicolas Verreault and Denis Houle: an ax enthusiast, a captain in no way stressed and a man of experience who wants to run no risk.

Everything is done in a good-natured way, without hurting.

Photo Courtesy Bertrand Exertier

The public and viewers

As there are many preconceived ideas about people, it is possible to “get your head around, have fun and laugh” with all the groups, assures Jean-François Boulianne, creative director at Attraction Images who is developing the show with Quebecor Content.

“The idea is to feast. We want to be a variety show …. We like the idea of ​​skits, musical performances, little dramas, […] “stand-up” numbers … Over the course of the season, we will evolve in that. ”

No one is therefore immune to a well-sent joke.

“The strength of this concept is that we will all go through it. We’re all part of a group, explains Denis Dubois, vice-president of original content at Quebecor Content. When we have fun with the audience, we often say “he who loves chastises well”, but inside of that, there is a lot of benevolence. Yes, we have fun people, but the public takes it for its blows: it’s our prejudices that we can have through some shows. “


In voice

As a variety show is not without solid musical performances, singers will come to animate the set (2Frères, Guylaine Tanguay, Mario Pelchat, etc.), in addition to Pier-Luc Funk, Hélène Bourgeois-Leclerc and Pierre -Yves Roy-Desmarais, both fair and fun.

“What’s really interesting is that they [Pier-Luc, Hélène et Pierre-Yves] can do anything. It’s fascinating, says director Francis Darche. We have no constraints in the creation we do with these three players. It’s really fun. ”

“You’re going to see the range of their singing talent, especially on the hairdressers show. At the end of the day, they will do a whole host of interpretations over the years; it’s a little happiness to see them sing together. “

  • The premiere of “Sans rancune” will air Wednesday at 8 pm on TVA.

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