Popular show ‘Instead of flowers’ sold in Italy

It’s a variety show with a twist where celebrities attend their funerals.

June 14, 2022 – 6:32 PM IST | By the indiantelevision.com team


Bombay: ComédiHa! Distribution and Zone3 have announced the sale of the adapted format of the popular show Au lieu de fleurs to the Italian production company Stand By Me.

Produced by Zone3 and shot in front of a live audience, Instead of Flowers is a variety show with a twist where celebrity guests attend their own entirely improvised funeral services, shattering the darkness of death with comedy and drama. .

Hosted by Patrice L’Écuyer for 12 seasons on ICI Radio-Canada Télé, each episode features recently deceased persons and their loved ones.

The audience is presented with a short fictional account of the circumstances surrounding the person’s death. Their loved ones then take turns in the spotlight to deliver their eulogies – a mix of monologues, variety acts (singing, dancing), comedy skits and testimonials – all dedicated to the deceased. The guest star stands alone in the corner of the stage, watching their memorial service as they come to terms with the ups and downs of their lives and what a colorful life they led!

Javier E. Swan