For the first time in its history, the central court of Roland-Garros will welcome, in addition to its usual tennis players, a comedian.
Stand-upper Fary will be performing there on July 7 with his show
Love Me If You Can
, according to
To attend this unique performance, the 15,000 seats in the Philippe-Chatrier court have been on sale since Monday morning.
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Since his debut in 2012 at the Jamel Comedy Club, the 30-year-old has been committed to playing on all types of stages.
First those devoted to stand-up, such as Le Point-Virgule and L'Olympia.
Then others reserved more for the theater or concerts such as Le Trianon, the Théâtre du Châtelet, Bercy, the Dôme de Paris, the Bouffes du Nord and the Salle Pleyel.
A way for this native of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés (Val-de-Marne) to show that stand-up is not just “
“I wanted to show that stand-up is a performing art, a form of solo performance that deserves beautiful rooms,”
he explained to Le
Fary still remembers
the questions of the public at the start, after its first performances: “What you play, do you write it down?
However, he replies, “
in stand-up, everything is worked, down to silence”
A new challenge
His producer, Jean-Marc Dumontet, encouraged him at the time to take on new challenges.
After the performance of his show
Love me if you can
that he played at the Dôme de Paris last November, he suggests that he could then perform in a
"symbolic place in Paris, beautiful, large, which has no never been done by a comedian and even by a singer
It will be Roland-Garros,
"a historical place attached to the history of the country".
“For me, it represents a somewhat inaccessible place, almost an insider's thing.
I want to be able to bring in an audience who, like me, has never been here, and share something iconic with them
,” he says in
For the show, a special coating will be placed on the clay court and a central stage will be installed.
To ensure listening comfort in the Philippe-Chatrier court, where the sounds resonate a lot, the technical teams will have
“small speakers scattered everywhere”
Same challenge for the screens used by the comedian, which will have to be placed in the stadium when nothing is planned for this purpose.
All for one evening.
“There is a huge part of challenge”
, enthuses the comedian, always anxious, more than ten years after his debut, to show that he does indeed practice a demanding art.