Julien Lepers this Sunday in Martres-Tolosane: “I am far from having finished”

the essential Alongside Benabar, Sansévérino, Kosh and Boris Bergman, Julien Lepers is the guest of the 18 th edition of the Verbe festival which takes place this weekend in Martres-Tolosane. Interview with the former host of Questions pour un champion.

Alongside Benabar, Sansévérino, Kosh and Boris Bergman, Julien Lepers is the guest of the 18 th edition of the Verbe festival which takes place this weekend in Martres-Tolosane. Interview with the former host of Questions pour un champion.

We know you above all as a TV host but you have also played in the theater, written songs… What facet will you show at the Festival du Verbe?

A little of all that, no doubt! Indeed, I did twenty-three years of radio for RMC or RTL, thirty years of TV … And I have always had a love for words and the French language. I even made it the subject of a book: French mistakes ? Never again! I am the first to make mistakes and it has often happened that viewers of Question s for a champion point them out to me and correct me. Recently, I put on a one-man-show, Danse avec les mots , which I performed for six months in Paris, alone on stage. I will undoubtedly take an extract from it for the carte blanche offered to me by the festival. But twenty minutes is very short!

What interested you in the festival proposal?

I tour a lot but when Dick Annegarn invited me, I gladly accepted. He also defends the song and the French language and I really like Brussels . I am very happy to participate in this festival. And then I rarely have the opportunity to come to the Southwest. I presented Intervilles in the region but I do not know it well… I am going to take advantage of my visit to see some friends and go for a walk.

Yet you were a student at the Sorèze abbey-school?

Indeed, a year between 16 and 17 years. I was a boarder. My parents put me there because I was probably a bit rowdy. I went back there two years ago to attend the concert of Hugues Aufray, a former student like me. There was a crazy world! It was something to enter the school grounds again. I have fond memories of this year.

What are your plans for the coming months?

I have a lot ! Discussions are underway but I don’t know what tomorrow will bring. I am still working and traveling around France. My professional life has been very busy. I am happy with everything I have accomplished and what I will do in the future. I am far from having finished. At the same time, I am working on a school project for training in renewable energy professions, on the island of Madagascar. This is an area that interests me a lot.

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