“The cabinetmaker to the stars” dreams of television in Quebec

Nicknamed Pat Lap or Canadian Pat, Patrick Laperrière can now add a nickname to his repertoire: “the cabinetmaker to the stars.” Quebec Woodturner Revealed in 2022 on Netflix Show having fun, dreams of a show in which he plays with local artists. “It seems to me that the renewal or staging at home They often lack creativity and joy,” says the friendly bearded man.

In spring 2022, the family show. having fun (The fun creators) had become famous because five bearded men made unusual objects based on original children’s ideas.

Mike Laperrière

The Netflix show “Making Fun” premiered in spring 2022.

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Along with four Americans, we find Quebecer Patrick Laperrière, nicknamed “Canadian Pat,” on the program. In addition to being the clown of the group, he did not hesitate to utter phrases in Quebec from time to time, before the incredulous gaze of his companions.

Almost two years later, although Netflix never commissioned a second season (“it’s radio silence on their side”), Patrick Laperrière has not closed the door on television projects. He even wants to dedicate part of 2024 to developing different concepts for Quebec.

Mike Laperrière

With his big beard, Patrick Laperrière does not go unnoticed.

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And you already have the title of your dream show: The cabinetmaker to the stars. “I would like this to happen to an artist, Fabien Cloutier for example, and for him to tell me that he has to cut down a tree in his garden, but that he doesn’t want to get rid of it because it is the tree. of his grandfather, explains Patrick. And with that we would make a kitchen table.”

“I’m very interested in making a funny show about DIY and manual work,” says this man who graduated from the National School of Humor in 2013. “In Quebec, I would find it really interesting. (…) A show where we paint Julie’s ugly room and make her think it’s amazing, I think there would be a way to bring a spin to that one.”

Mike Ward and Sam Breton

With his kind face and his talent for handling wood, Patrick Laperrière quickly saw his name circulating among the members of the UDA. Mike Ward asked him to design three tables for his podcast shows Listening.

Sam Breton commissioned him to make the stool for his first solo exhibition, To the pick and the shovel. Thomas Levac and Phil Roy also entrusted him with furniture to repair. “Every time a comedian needs something, he calls me!” he says, laughing.

Mike Laperrière

With comedian Phil Roy.

Photo courtesy of Patrick Laperrière

During the Christmas holidays, Patrick Laperrière also participated in a capsule broadcast during Ciné-Cadeau, on Télé-Québec. We saw him making a cardboard house with two children, including the son of Vincent Léonard (Les Denis Drolet). “I would like to do a project with children where we let their creativity fly,” he says.

Mike Laperrière

Patrick Laperrière, also known as Pat Lap, in a capsule for Ciné-Cadeau.

Photo courtesy of Télé-Québec

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