Guy Nantel’s career in five souvenir photos


Guy Nantel

After playing for free at the popular Salon des Cent on rue Saint-Denis at the start of his career, then creating his own TV show on a community channel, Guy Nantel was finally accepted at the National School of Humor which had just open its doors. The determined 21-year-old Montrealer came out of it in 1989, diploma in hand.

Destination… humor

Guy Nantel

Guy Nantel proudly poses (left) with the participants of the Race destination world, of Radio-Canada, in 1993, almost 30 years ago. He then won the competition for directing documentaries shot around the world, which allowed him to occupy some prestigious production jobs, but he already had a dream of humor in mind.

Not backing down from anything

Guy Nantel

After a career start behind the cameras, Guy Nantel presented in 1995, everywhere in the province, Through the back door, his first solo show that he produced himself, a fabulous business card. Shortly after, he was elected revelation of the year by Just for Laughs.

And two

Guy Nantel

At the 2005 Just for Laughs Festival, Guy Nantel presented his second show, The Real Deals. Alone on stage with his microphone, he already criticized the failings of society and provoked the public on a large number of social subjects. He was also at the time a monologist on the show There will be sportsat Tele-Quebec.

From one success to another

Guy Nantel

Guy Nantel presents his show everywhere in Quebec If I understand you correctly, you’re saying…. He exploits his political parenthesis, when he ran for the leadership of the Parti Québécois in 2020. By giving voice to his alter ego who believes he would have made an excellent prime minister, he offers a host of easy solutions to resolve several social issues, provocative committed texts that scratch many in the process. Casino de Montréal in March 2023. For all dates, see

The comedian is one of the regular debaters live on the set of the Stéphan Bureau show, The world upside down. Fridays at 8 p.m. on TVA.

Guy also collaborates on Sophie Durocher’s radio show, The Nantel-Duroche meetingr, a debate with the host, around 3 p.m. on QUB radio, live or via podcast. See

The author launched a new trial last year, The Offending Book.


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