Marie-Mai describes herself as a girl of challenges, so when she was approached to host a comedy gala at ComediHa! Fest-Québec, next summer, refusing was not an option.
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“The more I do animation, the more I like to try different things”, launches with her legendary enthusiasm the one who therefore finds herself in the 2022 cohort of ComediHa animators! alongside Michel Courtemanche, Anthony Kavanagh, Michel Charrette, Laurent Paquin, Anne-Élisabeth Bossé and Guillaume Pineault.
After having held the helm of Big Brother Celebrities for two seasons, at Noovo, Marie-Mai now has the mission of making people laugh on stage, a first for her, it goes without saying.
Although she will be piloting a variety-focused gala, the singer-host is even preparing a stand-up number.
"That's where we want to try to go, without looking like someone trying to be a comedian because clearly, it's not my job. It's uncomfortable to see someone trying to be funny and it doesn't work," said Marie-Mai.
In the same breath, she also assures that she really does not plan to reorient herself in humor, let us take it for granted.
It was director Jean-François Blais who thought of Marie-Mai to host a gala.
“It will be faithful to who I am”, affirms the one who wants to “impress”.
"I want people to recognize me, but I also want to go places where people don't expect me. I want to be self-deprecating, I don't take myself seriously. My only reason for having said yes to a show like this is to trip.
The identity of its guests will be announced later. For musical artists, Marie-Mai says she has suggested people whose presence will have “its raison d’être”. In humor, she says she trusts the team to find the right guests.
She doesn't forget the music
Despite appearances, his animation projects do not prevent him from making music. She even plans to celebrate her 20-year career in 2023. An album is in the works. She says she already has twenty songs in the bank.
“A TV project like Big Brother is one day a week. That leaves me all the other days to write, do some studio work. I've been working on it for a little over a year."