Nicknamed Pat Lap or Canadian Pat, Patrick Laperrière can now add a nickname to his repertoire: “The Carpenter of the Stars.” The wood turner from Quebec, revealed in the Netflix show in 2022 have funHe dreams of a show where he crafts with local artists. “I think that renovation or Home staging There is often a lack of creativity and playfulness,” says the friendly, bearded man.
In spring 2022, the family show “Making Fun” made a name for itself because it featured five bearded men who made unusual objects based on children's original ideas.
The Netflix show “Making Fun” was released in spring 2022. Photo courtesy of Netflix
In addition to four Americans, we found Quebecer Patrick Laperrière, nicknamed “Canadian Pat” on the show. Not only was he the clown of the group, but he also did not hesitate to utter phrases in Quebecois now and then, under the incredulous looks of his companions.
Almost two years later, Patrick Laperrière hasn't closed the door on TV projects, even if Netflix never ordered a second season (“there's radio silence on their side”). Although he wants to spend part of 2024 developing various concepts for Quebec.
With his big beard, Patrick Laperrière doesn't go unnoticed. Free photo
And he already has the title of his dream show: The Cabinetmaker to the Stars. “I would like this to happen to an artist, for example Fabien Cloutier, and for him to tell me that he has to cut down a tree in his garden but he doesn't want to get rid of it because it is the tree of his grandfather, explains Patrick . And we would make a kitchen table out of it.”
“I'm really interested in doing a funny show about DIY and crafts,” says the man, who graduated from the National School of Humor in 2013. “In Quebec, I think that would be really interesting.” […] A show where we paint Julie's ugly room and make her believe it's incredible. I think there would be a way to put a twist on this.
Mike Ward and Sam Breton
With his friendly face and talent for working with wood, Patrick Laperrière quickly got his name circulating among UDA members. Mike Ward asked him to design three tables for his Listen to Podcast shows.
Sam Breton commissioned him to make the stool for his first solo exhibition “Au pic pis à pelle”. Thomas Levac and Phil Roy also entrusted him with furniture repairs. “Every time a comedian needs something, they call me!” he says with a laugh.
With comedian Phil Roy. Photo courtesy of Patrick Laperrière
During the holiday season, Patrick Laperrière also participated in a capsule broadcast during Ciné-Cadeau on Télé-Québec. We saw him building a cardboard house with two children, including Vincent Léonard's son (Les Denis Drolet). “I would like to do a project with children where we let their creativity run wild,” he says.
Patrick Laperrière, aka Pat Lap, in a capsule for Ciné-Cadeau. Photo courtesy of Télé-Québec