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So I’ve been working on marketing and communications for a play called Sexy béton. It’s about the collapse of the de la Concorde overpass in Laval in 2006. But it’s about a lot more than the tragedy of the five people killed and six injured that day. While honouring them, it asks that everyone take responsibility for the infrastructure that we use every day. Thousands drive over a concrete colossus such as Montreal’s Turcot Exchange with no idea of how fragile it is. The damn thing might well fall down within five years (one of the reaons it’s slated for demolition).
Anyway, the show is well worth seeing (I declare my bias openly!). So too, I’d like to hope, is this very short interview I did with Annabel Soutar, the playwright. Thanks to Laura Kneale who made this video with me.
Over the weekend I discovered a great British TV comedy called Snuff Box. It co-stars Brit comedian Matt Berry and his American co-conspirator, Rich Fulcher. The peculiar premise of the show is that they are executioners, but spend most of their time sipping whiskeys at a gentleman’s club. There are also numerous other oddball characters that come alive through the various sketches. What unites the whole show is a dedication to laughs at any price. Very crude, very black, very juvenile at times, but zanily brilliant. I think it’s better than The Mighty Boosh.
You can see the one and only season of Snuff Box in its entirety at Joost TV.