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Anthony Kavanagh make his coming out

Exclusive interview with Anthony Kavanagh ahead of his show at the Lyon Amphitheatre on 16 December.

After touring France, the Antilles and Guyana, the talented and inimitable canadian comedian Anthony Kavanagh will be presenting his one-man show at the Amphitheatre of the Lyon Convention Centre.

The comedy star answers questions from the Lyon Convention Centre:

The show that you will be performing at the Amphitheatre is presented as a new show, a new production. Could you tell us about the spirit of the show, and how it came about?

After a few warm-up dates in Lyon and Paris, the tour started last January and we have just completed around 40 shows in different cities.

My show is called "Anthony Kavanagh makes his coming out”, which means "reveals himself". I've been living in France for 10 years. I pay my taxes here; I've established a family and feel that I have the right to express myself today. Before, I censored myself, whereas today I speak more freely and openly about politics, homosexuality, religion, fatherhood, men in supermarkets, and so on.

The show has plenty of rhythm, with songs, energy, provocation, sound effects, improvisation, etc… so that the spectators react.
It's an American show with a French flavour. The show has the most characters I've ever played, which is a new challenge for me because I've never had so many roles to do.

Following your show at the "Bourse du Travail" in Lyon, you are now playing here at the Convention Centre.

How are you preparing for our Amphitheatre and the fact that it brings you so close to the public?
This show involves significant stage production and choreography as well as lighting effects. I'm delighted to be performing on such a beautiful stage, so close to the public. In a "one man show" interacting with the audience is important!  That's what I like, and it's a real pleasure when I can be close to the public and share more directly.

Can you talk to us about Lyon and your favourite places?
When I arrived in France, Lyon brought me a lot of luck in terms of exposure and success, and I feel like it's my lucky city again because this is where I tested the show.
Each time I come here, I love eating out at the Brasserie de l’Est, walking around the old town. Above all, Lyon is the capital of French gastronomy and I have a real feast here.
I love Lyon because I always receive a warm welcome, I feel at ease, and it's a magnificent city which has managed to retain a human scale.

What are your projects after the tour?
I'm currently filming a series for France 2 and I'm shooting a film in the autumn. I'm also co-writing a script for a film next spring as well as preparing the tour for next year.

Even more daring, Always more fun!!!
Anthony Kavanagh will make his coming out, in the genuine sense of the term, in front of 3000 people with an original show on 16 December 2011!!!




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