At the Rond-Point, in the great hall, he finds an acquired audience and young people who notice that the great "melanchomic" does not lack energy.
The good thing about Guy Bedos is that he exaggerates. At the time of farewells, his first farewells, we hope, as the spectators of the crowded rooms of this end of December hope, he revives old sketches, distils a lot of new ones, shows that he can always enter us at a small trot under the luminous circles, that he can lie down on the set and tell us that he is well so, so much so that he could fall asleep and we would not be astonished ... but above all he exaggerates!
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We laugh a lot. We laugh even more at kids with college efficiency. So when he reveals that he could be the father of Christine Lagarde ... logically. Leslie, her eldest daughter, is two years younger than her! And he is only two years younger than Jacques Chirac ... We also laugh because he does not let go of Martine Aubry and that he deploys a ferocious pug that has taken a bad hit.
Harlequin with white hair
But Bedos, at the same time it is quite another thing; Curtain! he says. It's the title of the show. But we would forgive him - we just wrote - for changing his mind one day because it is true that time has no great effect on him. Same silhouette, same liveliness, Harlequin with white hair and that suits him rather well.
Talkative and laughing in advance of what he will say! What enormity it will come out! He's like that. Sometimes he gets angry. Sometimes even, on the first day, "press" invitations and dear friends in the room - Mélanie Laurent and her mom for example - we can guess a certain stage fright. He is looking for a stupid word. This will teach him to make fun of Freud.
But at Guy Bedos the word of mind has first to do with the very conscious! This is why it hurts and makes people laugh, this is why it can hurt the convictions of some, this is why he never refrains from going far in those moments that his audience particularly likes, the moments of sheets and the press review ... He has something to grind and spares no one contenting himself with avoiding "subjects" that are too ragged.
He takes up, as we said, some old sketches. He could add one or two, we would not be unhappy because they are devilishly well written and we realize that the youngest of the spectators do not know them.
Guy Bedos says " Curtain! »And the curtain, the big red curtain actually closes after an hour and a half well conducted under the friendly wand of Roger Louret. A Fellini-style hand waves and waves a handkerchief in the distance, perhaps. The same handkerchief in which this Pierrot in Harlequin's coat shed torrents of tears imagining the intolerable separation ...