Francophonie en fete presents Rosalie Vaillancourt
Toronto Francophone Week 2019
Toronto’s Best Comedy Fete!
Youthful, creative and refreshing, Rosalie Vaillancourt’s stand up comedy show “Royal Child” (Enfant Roi) will inspire strong feelings, perhaps reminiscent of your own youthful frustrations or parental moments.
In her comedy show ‘Royal Child’ Rosalie escapes her sheltered childhood on a discovery of the world around her. Don’t be deceived by her cherub face and girl-child voice, this comedian in the guise of a spoiled-child dictator persona will have you laughing in the aisles with her ‘nouveau burlesque’ style.
Born in Saint-Hyacinthe in 1992, Rosalie Vaillancourt is a rapidly rising star on the Quebec entertainment scene. Her web-series Rosalie has enjoyed popular success. Appearing in several TV programs, she then launched a web-series entitled Avant d’être mort (Before Dying). In 2015 Rosalie Vaillancourt was recognized as the top discovery that year at the Annual Comedy Gala.
She challenges boundaries as she explores her new world of freedom in this on-stage comedy performance. Will she become a better person by the end of the show? Join us and find out!
Please note the show is recommended for those aged 13 years or older.
Celebrate Toronto Francophone Week!
Come join us in celebrating Toronto Francophone Week! Your ticket purchase also provides access to a special post-concert reception in the Pierre Leon Gallery.
The gifted comedian performs her latest stand-up comedy show on Saturday March 30th 2019 at 8 pm, at the Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Road, (TTC Spadina station, 1 block north)
Opening for Rosalie are three young comedians and winners of the recent « LOL-Mort de rire ! » stand-up comedy competition. Gabrielle Poirier, Gabriel Burelle and Mickaël Girouard will fire up the stage as our opening act.
Rendez-vous de la Francophonie launched this talent contest in 2014 as a conduit for students between the ages of 14 and 18 to connect with their Franco-Ontarian language and culture. The Canadian Association of French Language – Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (ACFO-SDG) and partners chose comedy as the contest platform in order to promote modern, contemporary francophone culture.
Gabriel Burelle (Alexandria) – This year’s overall winner
Gabriel Burelle has been the winner of the 1st and 2nd annual competitions. He has made comedy videos, podcasts, and loves to make people laugh! He has an infectious smile that will charm you. The little guy from the country side who wasn’t afraid of the city!
Mickaël Girouard (Welland)
Mickaël Girouard has done improvisation and theatre since the age of 10. He has started performing standup comedy in 2015, thanks to « Competition of LOL-Mort de rire ! » . Since then he has worked often with TFO, the Just for Laughs Festival, on the Loto-Québec stage, and the Cheese Curd Festival!
Gabrielle Poirier (Ottawa)
From one city to the next, Gabrielle Poirier found herself working at the same place: Canadian Tire. From sporting goods to being a cashier in a string of retail jobs, she takes on the persona of an unlucky in life millennial. Who knew that while working these retail gigs, stand-up was her true passion and these retail jobs were her side hustle?