Baptiste Lecaplain is soon back on stage with a new show, which will be touring all over France in February and March, before several Parisian dates at the Café de la danse. In L'Equipée sauvage , the actor explained how he rode before confronting the general public.
"The Barbès Comedy Club is going to be an incredible place of the Parisian scene"
Before going on stage, comedians test their jokes in front of the public. They do it either through a regional tour, in small or medium-sized rooms, or in so-called open scenes in Paris.
This is the case of Baptiste Lecaplain, in full writing of his next show. "Today, in Paris, there are a lot of open scenes, more than 150 places, where we can play all week long excerpts of our shows, between 10 and 20 minutes", details the actor. A situation very different from a few years ago. "Eleven years ago, when I started, there were maybe two or three scenes open in Paris," recalls Baptiste Lecaplain.
In these small theaters and scenes, where the atmosphere is necessarily much more intimate than in a Zenith, the humorist can feel if these jokes work. "I go there two or three times a week and I play excerpts," says the actor. For example, Baptiste Lecaplain invites those who can to go to the Barbès Comedy Club. "It's going to be an incredible place in the Parisian scene," he predicts. "There are plenty of stand-up comedians out there, I'm sure."
Fatherhood at the center of his next show
Among the themes of his next show, Baptiste Lecaplain will evoke paternity, while he recently became a father for the second time. "The axis that is quite funny and the originality that I think I can bring is that I am dad of two girls, and therefore, I am surrounded only by women at home," he says.
This theme of paternity (or maternity) has already been at the center of shows like Mother Fucker Florence Foresti, or used by an American comedian like Louis CK "Past people like them, it's complicated," recognizes Baptiste Lecaplain.