“I just wanted to scream” – Jonathan Roberge

“I just wanted to scream” – Jonathan Roberge
“I just wanted to scream” – Jonathan Roberge

Jonathan Roberge, who once let his anger guide him, now says he is ready to take control of the rodeo.

Guest on Marie-Claude Barrette’s podcast, Open your gamefor the second time, the comedian revealed that he experienced his last bout of anger during his solo motorcycle trip last November, and that he has since learned to temper his hot temper.

“It was my first vacation in four years. In those four years, there was the pandemic, my separation, Xavier, his cancer and its recurrences, the loss of money. […] It was the first vacation I had taken in four years and I left for three weeks, alone, on a motorcycle, camping, to cross the rocks and deserts of Colorado, a little of Nevada and Utah.

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Jonathan Roberge during the recording of the “Open your game” podcast.

“At the end of those three weeks of not talking to anyone and meditating, there were two days where I just wanted to scream and I didn’t know why,” he continued, adding that the last few The years he had spent holding back, performing for the sake of others and standing up straight for his children had worn him down.

“Dealing with illness, separation, a pandemic and your career at the same time, for it all to collapse… it’s too much for a human being, especially for a choleric person. And then it came out screaming for two days, in the forest in Colorado, and on my motorcycle while I was riding. As if the sponge had just finally emptied itself,” expressed the co-host of the show Beyond sex.

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Jonathan Roberge during the recording of the “Open your game” podcast.

Masculine feminism

Jonathan Roberge also stressed to Marie-Claude Barrette that it was important for him to get involved with men who experience anger or who may feel lost with the evolution of roles in society.

“To talk when you’ve been keeping your mouth shut for 12,000 years and just going to work and being the provider and not having any emotion and being told not to cry, that your wife is at your service… the guy who is not equipped to manage this change, we must educate him and not ostracize him,” he told the host.

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Jonathan Roberge during the recording of the “Open your game” podcast.

“My way of being a feminist is to be an ally and that will be to tell guys not to be afraid to go and seek help. […] to talk about mental illness, vulnerability, and caring for your children, but not by pointing fingers. I tell myself, this is my way of advocating gender equality and the distribution of the mental load and so on,” he continued.

Passionate about history, Jonathan Roberge also confided that he thought, during the pandemic, of dropping everything to become a history teacher.

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