Do you prepare to be on stage like you do for a high-level basketball game? (Baptiste Lecaplain practiced basketball in pre-national.)
I am preparing as for the matches I came to play in Quimper with the Avranche team. But each time we got knocked out by Ujap. Coming from Normandy, crossing all of Brittany to take twenty points in the face, it was not very cool. On show nights, I always prepare in the same way. I do an hour and a half to two hours of sport before. It makes me feel good, it helps me get into it.
Is that where you get this unfailing energy from?
Even without that I would have some but it is sure that the physical condition helps to keep up the pace. Before each show, I either run ten kilometers or cycle to the gym. Generally I go for a run because, particularly in Brittany, there is always a nice place to run.
You started with stand-up, with “Baptiste se tape l’annonce” in 2008, now your shows are much more written. Is there still a part of improvisation?
It’s true that we equate stand-up to improvisation a lot, but when you see big names like Ricky Gervais, they never improvise. There are some parts of my shows during which I can improvise but I am very careful to respect the structure, the duration. I think it’s good to do a condensed show, to frustrate the audience a bit rather than over-indulge them.
I have other projects for 2025 with Jérémy Ferrari and Arnaud Tsamere
You’ve been touring with “See People” since 2020, aren’t you tired of repeating the same thing?
No, frankly, between the end of my second show at the end of 2017 and the start of the new one, I really wanted to play. And then there were two long breaks because of covid. I’m really a fan of this show that I co-wrote with Florent Bernard. I like how it is structured. It’s a pleasure, I never tire of it. Dates are scheduled until 2024. We are slowly approaching the end. The recording of the show is scheduled for April. Afterwards, I have other projects in 2025 with Jérémy Ferrari and Arnaud Tsamere.
So your show will be broadcast, as is done a lot, on a platform?
Absolutely, but I can’t say which one yet.
I read that you work by obsessions, what is the current one?
It’s true that I am passionate about a lot of things. The obsession with sport has been going on for years. But right now, it’s the series “The last of us”. I am a fan of video games. The creators of the game originated the series and they took the real from “Chernobyl”. The cast is awesome. Pedro Pascal is extraordinary. It’s a nugget.
You will be on the Dayconnades stage on February 24, what do you want to say to those who come to see you?
Thanks already. Thank you also for supporting comedy festivals. We talk a lot about music festivals that have struggled with covid, but we must not forget that comedy festivals have also suffered. We must support this type of initiative. It’s important, I think.
The Western Dayconnades from February 22 to 25 in Quimper. Ticket office on lesdayconnades.bzh and in the usual points of sale.