The second season consists of seven episodes, and the season premiere is September 20, 2014. Castmembers are Virginie Fortin, Phil Roy, Léane Labrèche-Dor, Mathieu Quesnel, Katherine Levac, and Pier-Luc Funk. The promo video mentions Normand Brathwaite, Antoine Bertrand, Patrick Huard, Guy A. Lepage, Charles Lafortune, and Véronique Cloutier as hosts. This was confirmed in May 2014, although a seventh guest is still unconfirmed.
As a longtime Saturday Night Live enthusiast, I’d like to see how SNL Quebec matches up to the parent show (I don’t speak or read much French). Cult MTL (Feb. 8 review; Mar. 22 review) and Montreal freelance journalist Chris Hanna suggest SNL Quebec needs work, which isn’t surprising; Saturday Night Live is uneven at its core. Two episodes in, at least SNL Quebec has a future. I can’t say that about English-Canadian televised sketch comedy as a whole. Also, Katherine Levac is pointed at as SNL Quebec’s best castmember.
For the curious, episodes one and two of SNL Quebec are online at Télé-Québec’s website. Yes, SNL Quebec has its own version of “Schweddy Balls”. Even Bill C-36 can’t prevent thousands of Québecois from enjoying Schweddy Balls throughout the province.
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