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Priorité à Gauche


sacré bleu blanc et rouge ils sont de retour - !!!
mondi 29 & marday 30 october 2007
La Java


Priorité à Gauche

tuesday 5 & wednesday 6 july 2005
La Java

watch priorité break the news about who won the olympic bid on 6th july
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THE TIMES

Bienvenue to the madhouse. The ancient art of franglais gets a new lease of life on Priorité à Gauche, a wry spoof of all things gallic…Taking their cue from all-time greats such as Johnny Hallyday, the pair pose as Jean-François and Didier, two pop celebrities from the other end of the Channel Tunnel. Naturellement, we are not so familiar with their oeuvre, but that does not deter them from serenading us with greatest hits, which include some painfully funny Parisian rap…Jean-François and Didier are, as they like to remind us, very much 'dans la maison'.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

... a pair of spoof try-hard Parisians, who delight in linguistic faux pas... It's lovely stuff, yet so much more than just glib Frog-bashing... Add to all this the duo's exceptionally relaxed, good-natured stage presence and you have one of the most engaging, thought-provoking nights out on this year's Fringe. (Mark Monahan) 'Without doubt the find of the Fringe so far, a glorious hour of cod Europop and cross-Channel misunderstandings' (Fiona Mountfield)

THE INDEPENDENT

The act is nicely observed; the whole routine, with its Gallic shrugs, over-pronounced vowels and casual French badinage, is endearingly funny. (Sally Chatterton)

LE MONDE

Vêtu d'un tee-shirt bleu-blanc-rouge, rouleur de mécaniques entêté et dragueur ingrat, porté comme il sied sur le pinard, Didi, le chanteur, se trémousse comme un Johnny Hallyday de pacotille revu par Coluche. Sympa, fleur-bleu, un tantinet timide, Jean-François, le conteur, est gêné par le langage cru et les allusions sexuelles cousues de fil blanc de son compère.
Avec un superbe esprit de dérision et une énergie prodigieuse, le duo casse tout ce qui lui tombe dessus : la bouffe britannique, la maladie de la vache folle, les filles anglaises à la fois délurées et puritaines, les beds and breakfasts, l'arrogance. Bavards, sales, volages, fraudeurs... ainsi apparaissent les deux personnages de Didi et de Jean-François, véritables concentrés des traditionnels préjugés d'Albion envers les « grenouilles » (frogs).
Les jeunes comédiens-auteurs anglais, mènent tambour battant le spectacle Priorité à gauche, dans la maison. «L'une des visites essentielles du programme de comédies du Fringe » (Melody Maker), « rafraîchissant, merveilleusement ridicule » (Daily Express), «amusant et original » (Daily Telegraph) : les critiques, eux, portent aux nues ce qu'ils considèrent comme l'un des meilleurs cabarets du festival Fringe (alternatif) d'Edimbourg. Cette parodie des moeurs franco-britanniques fait salle comble tous les soirs au Pleasance Theatre. Le public applaudit à tout rompre les retapes démago et les apostrophes rieuses de Didi et de Jean-François qui tentent d'expliquer par le rire pourquoi, malgré cet amour de la France, les Anglais vouent une détestation cordiale aux Français. Qui le leur rendent bien...
« Les sketches sont de portée universelle et ne nécessitent aucune connaissance du français. On a surtout voulu éviter les stéréotypes. Les deux personnages parlent l'anglais plutôt bien, mais ils butent sur leurs mots pour l'effet de scène. Le show ne se veut pas une critique des Français, mais de la manière dont les Britanniques voient les Français et vice versa », insistent nos deux comédiens.


Comedy in l'Hotel du Nord
Priorité
à Gauche

Dimanday 13, Mundi 14 & Tuesdi 15th April 2003

It's an exciting life for the fake français fous. On a major UK tour they return to their supposed "pays d'origine. Priorité à Gauche are the hippest music act to (seemingly) emerge from France in recent years. So get ready for the most francophonic stand-up comedy show you have ever seen from a cod-French British act.

This is a French exchange like you have never seen before. Plugged and unplugged, they leave a trail of sell-out dates in their wake as they ponder the merits of British food, music, drink and women while educating us about the French way of doing things. Priorite a Gauche are hyper maxi cool and 'dans la maison'. Teetotallers may feel awkward. Un pastiche ou rien !

"Damn funny" Metro

"Physical and friendly…bucketloads of energy…beautifully observed body language…excellent. They're naturals!" The Independent

"Excellent sketch show, inspired nonsense…hilarious." The Scotsman

"You really haven't lived until you hear Chas and Dave à la Franglais."
The Independent

"Their contribution to Anglo-French relations is set to equal that of Joan of Arc"
The Guardian

Sold out in 1999, 2000, 2001 & 2002 and still selling out.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/priorite/


Laughing Matters in Paris presented
the winners of the 1999 Perrier Best Newcomer(s) Award
Priorité à Gauche

les ploucs émissaires

Sunday 14, Monday 15 & Tuesday 16 October
2001

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Mat and Mackinnon

Karel's eye view :
Alice and Amber, stalwart cashiers, ticket rippers, booze bringers and even comperes at the HdN have been nagging me ever since they worked the Edinburgh Festival in 1999 to bring Ben and Arn to Paris where they so belong. Why ? Because they are cute and oh so funny say Al & Am.

One night they will be at The Hen and Chicken in Bristol and the next The Hotel du Nord in Paris. It's an exciting life for the fake français fous. On a major UK tour they return to their supposed "pays d'origine" Ben & Arn are Priorité à Gauche and Priorité à Gauche are Jean-Francois and Didier and Jean-Francois and Didier are Ben and Arn and Priorité à Gauche are the hippest music act to (seemingly) emerge from France in recent years. So get ready for the most francophonic stand-up comedy show you have ever seen from a cod-French British act.
Quite what will happen when two ex-Oxford grads pretending to be French rappers perform in Paris I don't know? But by any stretch of the imagination it is going to be surreal. Will they fool the natives ? Will they "niquer leurs mères" ?
This is a French exchange like you have never seen before. Plugged and unplugged, they leave a trail of sell-out dates in their wake as they ponder the merits of British food, music, drink and women while educating us about the French way of doing things. Priorite a Gauche are hyper maxi cool and 'dans la maison'. Teetotallers may feel awkward. Un pastiche ou rien !

"Damn funny" Metro

"Physical and friendly…bucketloads of energy…beautifully observed body language…excellent. They're naturals!" The Independent

"Excellent sketch show, inspired nonsense…hilarious." The Scotsman

"You really haven't lived until you hear Chas and Dave à la Franglais."
The Independent

"Their contribution to Anglo-French relations is set to equal that of Joan of Arc"