Back to TV: “I'm at my best when I'm surrounded by friends,” says Pierre-Luc Funk

Pier-Luc Funk is getting ready to get his friends over for some crazy parties.

The actor will host Festive Evenings on Télé-Québec every Thursday for the next 12 weeks. On the menu, musical performances, discussions between friends and humorous sketches.

“We wanted to recreate that kind of atmosphere when we were in CEGEP or high school, and we invited people over to our house when our parents were away for a weekend in Florida, and we had the house to ourselves,” this new host described. It is said to be a variety show and cinema.

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Melanie Maynard, Guillaume Lambert, Luce Dufault, Pierre-Luc Funk and Fabiola Nirva Aladdin on the set of “We'll Take Tomorrow”. Mario Beauregard/Agence QMI

“There would be concerts in the living room, there would be paintings with guests, we would play games Beer pong By asking questions. All party talk happens at home. Different tones mingle under one roof of one party,” the actor added, noting that the creative team had given him the challenge to present something innovative that had never been seen before.

Also, approached by the France Beaudoin (Pamplemousse Média) production company, which was working on the concept of a variety show in a house, Pier-Luc Funk was early involved in the process of creating and developing this year's show. .

In an interview to QMI Agency, he said, “This is the first time I have been heavily involved in the creative process and steered the show till the end. Apart from contributing his ideas and collaborating in the creation of various segments, the actor also scripted and edited the sketches.

Director Patrice Ouimet with Pier-Luc Funk.

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Director Patrice Ouimet with Pier-Luc Funk.

These fictions tend to have a realistic tone, although Pierre-Luc Funk cautioned that some situations may be a little exaggerated, as seen in the series. Rebels On Club Illigo.

“We don't want to go too far into the ridiculous or too unrealistic. It's kind of a tone where we're trying to be real, even if we can't be. It's like we can. between two sheets“, he said.

Many friends

Pierre-Luc is not compelling enough to hold the reigns alone for this first-of-its-kind show. The actor surrounded himself with his good friends, namely his former roommate and now chalet neighbor Bill Roy, Antoine Bailon, Catherine Brunet, Nathalie Simard and Bianca Gervais, one of the first guests of the season.

“The more friends I have, the better I feel. When I'm surrounded by my friends, I'm at my best,” he said.

Pier-Luc Funk and Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse in the new series

Photo by Carl Jesse courtesy of Club Illigo

Pier-Luc Funk and Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse reunite in the new series “Les Revoltés”.

“It gives me hope, it's fun to have friends you want to party with in real life and have them on a show like this,” the host added. LOL: Who will laugh last?

“So far, it's been a lot of fun. The feedback I've gotten is that it's really fun, you don't feel the pressure of an interview show. It's like four people talking together, forgetting about the cameras a little bit,” he said.

program We will bring it tomorrow Presented on Télé-Québec on Thursday, January 11 at 9 p.m.

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