Every week in his weekend notebook, The newspaper presents you with the help of some souvenir photos of remarkable moments in an artist's career.
The Ossti of the good… cho!
Archive photo provided by Télé-Québec
Yvon surrounded by Louise Forestier, Mouffe and Robert Charlebois, during the presentation of L'Osstidcho in 1968, a show that would revolutionize the scene in Quebec. They were young, they were crazy and had no idea that their baby, directed by Paul Buissonneau, would pave the way for a whole generation of artists.
1968. The solo career took off. With the success of Osstidcho, Yvon proved to be an effective monologue that touched, sometimes even shocked, the audience. He had made a name for himself with Paul Buissonneau's La Roulotte, accompanied Claude Léveillée on drums and founded the Théâtre de Quat'sous with them four years earlier.
With Ferland and Charlebois. Together they will, along with Gilles Vigneault and Claude Léveillée, provide one of the most significant shows in Quebec history, 1 by 5, performed in Quebec on June 21 and at Mount Royal in Montreal on June 23, 1976, for the national holiday, in front of a cheering crowd of 300,000 spectators.
over 30 years ago
Archive photo, Camil Lesieur
After several years of absence from the stage, Yvon returned in 1992 with a new show: US que on s'en va? The title is still very relevant today. The television shows he hosted on Radio-Canada had ended, “Saturday of Laughs”, where we found him in the role of Ti-Blanc Lebrun, accomplice of Ti-Brun Leblanc (Brathwaite), and the daily newspaper CTYVON.
Another time with her two eldest, Annie and Karine (Sarah is the youngest). One day Yvon will confide that his children helped him live, but despite much public laughter, life is still difficult. Today, he and Judy Richards are multiple grandparents and form one large, united family.
- The world of Yvon Deschamps will be illuminated with the large-scale show from September 2024 Yvon Deschamps tells The Shop. This musical and humorous story, based on the monologue's work from 1969 to 1973, brings to life his character “the guy from the workshop”, who had boundless admiration for his exploitative boss. On stage, musicians, circus performers, puppeteers, dancers, singers and actors bring to life the workers of a retrofuturistic shop inspired by the factory of modern timess by Charlie Chaplin, Yvon's idol. In addition to Deschamps' texts and songs, around twenty musical hits from Quebec will drive the story forward. See yvondeschamps.com.
- Director Alexis Durand-Brault (Megantic) is preparing a television series based on Yvon Deschamps' most famous monologues, a fiction with actors that will tell the life of Yvon and also the history of modern Quebec through his writings.
- We can watch two great documentaries again, The Osstidquoi? The Osstidcho! for the 55th anniversary of this legendary show and Deschamps tells Yvon: a portrait of the comedian, on the Télé-Québec website.