Everything's Almost Fine: A Moving Show

All is almost fine: a moving show

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En route to Quebec, for two performances of his show Everything is almost fine and appearances in the galas of Michel Courtemanche and Anthony Kavanagh, on the occasion of ComediHa! Fest, Anne Roumanoff was eager to have breakfasts with servers she described as friendly.

“Quebec servers are friendlier than in Paris,” she said, adding that she liked the breakfasts at Entrecôte St-Jean and Il Teatro.

Fan from the Dollarama, where she liked to buy a few things for her two daughters, she found that there was nothing left for a dollar.

The 56-year-old comedian, born in Paris, does not don't remember when he was last in Quebec. Maybe in 2016 or 2017. However, that was before the pandemic.

A pandemic that forced her to modify the new show she was about to present. A show that was called Everything is fine and which became Everything is almost fine and which she has been presenting since 2020.

The comedian discusses clairvoyance, women who divorce at 50, new romantic relationships, the internet, printers that do not work, animals on YouTube and an interactive number with the public on political correctness. The pandemic has led her to modify her show.

Excitement and stress

“I always do shows that are rooted in daily life. I haven't played it for a month and I changed some more stuff. These are always work in progress. I like sticking to what is happening and thinking of the public. The idea is not to stick it with the news, but more with the current world. Things have changed since 2020, in 2021 and in 2022,” she explained.

Anne Roumanoff will make some changes for the two Quebec performances. 

“There is a portion of my show where I comment on current events. I'm going to remove a little anything that is too French political. I think Putin, the attitude towards COVID and what it has changed in our lives, vaccines and masks will interest people. I'm going to change a few things and we'll see. I work a lot on intuition, feelingand what I feel from the public,” she said.

The comedian admits to feeling a certain stress a few hours before going on stage at the Théâtre Petit-Champlain.

< p>“It's still another country. It's been a long time since I came. I may have a bit of a job, but it's always a surprise to see the reaction of the public. I'm excited and a little nervous. It’s normal,” she said.

Anne Roumanoff will also make appearances in Michel Courtemanche's gala on Friday and Anthony Kavanagh's on Saturday at the Capitole de Québec.

On screen

The comedian is about to complete the financing of his first feature film entitled What are we going to do with you, mom? A family comedy about the tribulations of a 50-year-old woman who is divorcing and the effect of her new relationships on her daughters. A film that could be on screens in 2023.

“I've been working on this project for a long time that I wrote, wrote and rewrote. I really have something to say about that. I've been performing for 35 years. I love it and I still have so much fun, but I wanted a project that leaves traces. A film, it remains. I want to do things that are a little more sustainable,” she revealed.

  • Anne Roumanoff presents < em>Everything is almost fine Tuesday evening and tomorrow at the Théâtre Petit-Champlain.

Three free shows presented on the Agora stage 

Glasses that give access to these shows are available at the entrance to the Agora. It's first come, first served to get your seat.

August 11 – 8 p.m.

  • François Bellefeuille will present , for the occasion, a unique show. 

August 12 – 8 p.m.

  • Originally from Quebec, Jean-Thomas Jobin will present an exclusive show entitled Dehors Jean-Thomas Jobin. He will be accompanied by his friends Cathy Gauthier, Yannick De Martino, Martin Vachon, Michelle Desrosiers, Tranna Wintour and Claudia Bouvette. 

August 13 – 8 p.m.

  • P-A Methot will plunge the Agora into a karaoke atmosphere with his band and guests Marianne St–Gelais, Martin Vachon, Debbie Lynch-White, Jonas, Ludivine Redding, Stéphane Fallu, Gabrielle Destroismaisons and Karl Walcott.