Cote Eve a colorful show worthy of a storyteller

“Côté Eve”: a colorful show worthy of the storyteller

She may not have the physique of Kate Middleton, but she has all the attributes of a Gaspé princess.

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Arrived on stage like a ton of bricks, Eve Côté presented the premiere of her first solo show, “Côté Eve,” at the Olympia in Montreal on Wednesday night.

An intimate and personal show where family and youth stories come to life in an evolving theatrical setting. The audience was completely immersed in her universe and of course in her native Gaspésie, where the patois grew in her as well as the colorful and very colorful expressions.

With her own verve, a mixture of Gaspé sayings and obscenities, the sometimes very fast-talking storyteller showed great ease on stage, which she lived out to the full. She sings and dances tap, but above all tells how only she can do it.


Effective combination of humor and drama; which recalls the comedy shows of yesteryear, in the time of Olivier Guimond the show of about an hour and a half was well conceived. The comedian is notably surrounded by Joël Legendre for the staging.

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As the evening progressed, various tableaus on the panels came to life as the show progressed – a stool with a telephone, a detachable and evolving staircase, a chair on a carpet with a wooden beer crate. Naturally, each of its elements allowed the storyteller to bring her stories, which were as funny as they were improbable, to life, giving the audience little respite.


In recent years, the comedian has chained projects on television (“Le maître du jeu”, “Roast Battle”), the web and radio. She is also part of “La gang du matin” with Marie-Josée Gauvin and Pierre-François Legendre, which is broadcast daily on Rouge FM. She also spent six years touring the streets of Quebec with Les Grandes Crues, a duo she formed with Marie-Lyne Joncas.

Eve Côté presents her solo exhibition in Quebec City on February 21 at the Salle Albert-Rousseau and then throughout the province until March 2024.