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Series

Les Newbies

( Season 1 )
Three friends decide to change their lives and become comedians. Performing in local bars and community halls, their quest for glory proves to be no picnic!

Episodes

Episode
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Episode 1: Amélie and André's amazing adventure

After his father's death, André leaves his job in communication to become a comedian, joined by his friend Christian, just back from Montreal. It's a shaky start. The pair only avoid disaster during their first show thanks to Luc, a local star...

Directed by: Frédéric Nassif (season 1, Canada, 2018)
Screenplay: Christian Essiambre, André Roy, Frédéric Mallet
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Episode 2: The third wheel

Christian moves in with André to the great displeasure of Amélie, who'd like to see the back of this inconvenient interloper. Lamont, their new agent, organises an amateur night in his bar to get the trio better known. But first, they need a stage name...

Directed by: Frédéric Nassif (season 1, Canada, 2018)
Screenplay: Christian Essiambre, André Roy, Frédéric Mallet
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Episode 3: In the wild

Lamont gets the Newbies a contract as the warmup act for the duo Dominic and Martin for the late holiday season in a campsite. A great opportunity to work with experienced comedians. But André had promised Amélie a romantic weekend...

Directed by: Frédéric Nassif (season 1, Canada, 2018)
Screenplay: Christian Essiambre, André Roy, Frédéric Mallet
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Episode 4: Eulogy

After a show, the trio's drama teacher comes to congratulate them but then promptly dies from heart attack in front of them. Luc and André go to the funeral together. Christian travels there alone. On the way, he picks up a hitchhiker who looks more than a little shady...

Directed by: Frédéric Nassif (season 1, Canada, 2018)
Screenplay: Christian Essiambre, André Roy, Frédéric Mallet
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Episode 5: PS, I love you, but...

The Newbies have got an audition on condition that Luc is with them. He has other priorities: his daughter and his programme. He's even unsure whether he'll be carrying on with Christian and André. The pair try to convince the organiser to let them audition, even without Luc...

Directed by: Frédéric Nassif (season 1, Canada, 2018)
Screenplay: Christian Essiambre, André Roy, Frédéric Mallet
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Episode 6: Charm offensive

The Newbies scoop a prize in a comedy festival sponsored by Philippe Laprise, who's accompanied by a representative from the Michel Lévesque agency: Christian's ex, Karine. Christian claims to only know her in a professional capacity. Lamont organises an ice fishing session for Philippe.

Directed by: Frédéric Nassif (season 1, Canada, 2018)
Screenplay: Christian Essiambre, André Roy, Frédéric Mallet
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Episode 7: Journey to the centre of the earth

The Newbies are to take part in an improv session with Laurent Paquin in Edmundston. During the morning, Ann-Julie breaks up with Christian after finding compromising messages from Karine. André learns that Amélie's stopped taking the pill and is irritated when he realises that everyone is hiding something from him...

Directed by: Frédéric Nassif (season 1, Canada, 2018)
Screenplay: Christian Essiambre, André Roy, Frédéric Mallet
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Episode 8: The secret

The Newbies attend a workshop on stage presence run by Valérie Blais. It quickly turns into a therapy session when she asks them to reveal a secret that the other two are unaware of. Christian confesses to auditioning for the programme set to replace Luc's programme...

Directed by: Frédéric Nassif (season 1, Canada, 2018)
Screenplay: Christian Essiambre, André Roy, Frédéric Mallet
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Episode 9: Lost in Translation

Amélie gave André a year to become a comedian and there's only a month left. The Newbies need an idea to get themselves going again. The trio eventually decide to do a comedy act in English and line up an interview with a journalist from an English-speaking newspaper...

Directed by: Frédéric Nassif (season 1, Canada, 2018)
Screenplay: Christian Essiambre, André Roy, Frédéric Mallet
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Episode 10: Promised land

It's the chance they've been waiting for! The Newbies are in Montreal to take part in Zoofest. But it quickly turns into a nightmare thanks to Michel Lévesque, who still wants revenge on Christian and who uses his fame to try and ruin their big moment in Quebec...

Directed by: Frédéric Nassif (season 1, Canada, 2018)
Screenplay: Christian Essiambre, André Roy, Frédéric Mallet