On display until Friday evening on the Jeu-du-Mail stage, Booder took the time to visit the children in care in the pediatric department of Chiva. A great opportunity for their parents and caregivers to laugh a bit.
If it had been up to him, he would not have bothered with these journalists who bombard him with questions and photos. On this kind of subject, he likes to be discreet. Too modest. But Booder is also a committed artist. While the actor and humorist is triumphing in Pamiers with his new show “Booder is back” (read below), he did not hesitate to go to the Val d’Ariège intercommunal hospital (Chiva) to visit the pediatric ward. He who spent the first year of his existence at the Necker hospital in Paris, and who since then has been deeply involved in the fight against bullying at school knows the subject particularly well.
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“I think my notoriety only serves me that. The bases of a country are its children. However, when you spend your childhood suffering at school, you end up in the hospital. But before, these mockeries stopped at the schoolyard. Today, it continues on Snapchat or other with terrible consequences. I once met a daddy whose little girl tried to kill herself because they called him Peggy the slut. When you live that… ”, loose Booder with a lot of emotion. But because the objective of the day was clearly “to bring balm to the hearts of children, their parents and caregivers”, the man quickly puts on his clown mask. This will also be the subject of his next film, entitled “Le Grand cirque”, in collaboration with Pierre Richard.
“It changes us from a daily life that is not always easy. Having someone famous at the service is a moment of relaxation for the little ones but also for their parents. Even if we already have the chance to work with associations like Le Sourire de Joris, the Pink Blouses or the Ariège Knitters ”, greets Valérie Loutre, the executive who manages the department. And its teams, too, were won over.
Evidenced by all the smartphones drawn to immortalize the event which was orchestrated between Frédérique Thiennot, mayor of Pamiers and emergency doctor at Chiva, and Dr Karim Abada, responsible for the pediatric service and the mother-child center. “Even a short hospital stay is a breakup that is not easy for the child and his parents. Even for us, slips Dr. Abada. So with our professionalism, we try to provide the maximum care in terms of support. You have seen the smiles of our practitioners, auxiliaries, nurses: this visit is a plus for us and for all the service. “
“Drunk guys take me for a pelican, babies for plasticine”
From the outset, under a thunderous applause and a great reinforcement of decibels, the artist warms the room which is already very acquired to him. In his nursery decorated with a poster of Dorothea, a toy of Goldorak, a drawing, and chalk lines marking his small size, Booder announces the color. He churns out jokes after jokes at high speed. It’s not easy to have an “atypical” physique in a society of “handsome kids”! Booder says: “I didn’t know I was going to become the benchmark for ugly people”.
His hat screwed on his head, the comedian plays the string of self-mockery, mocking his physique. “Drunk guys take me for a pelican, babies for play dough.” The public, all generations present, all profiles, applauds this chain of mockery.
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The Franco-Moroccan comedian, who grew up in Paris, continues evoking his country of origin, his childhood, the story of his life. The school, its building, its BEP studies, its professional meetings, the RSA, the Vitale gold card, including the tirade on the nose of Cyrano, his son or living together.
His grimaces, the originality of the images and the word games, his stage play, his benevolence always very close to the public, make him touching and funny at the same time. In self-mockery or by goading his audience, in improvisation or in the text, the jokes ring true, fall at the right time and as in Cyrano “at the end of the sending… he touches”. The packed house is hilarious. Standing, the Jeu du Mail gave a magnificent ovation where the whistles mingled with the applause in thanks for this high-flying stand-up. Thank you the artist.
After the final ovation, the artist lent himself long and generously to the game of selfies, videos and dedications. For those who missed it, Booder will be at Jeu-du-Mail again this Friday evening at 8:30 p.m. for an additional screening.
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