Comedian Yvon Deschamps is the recipient of the Denise-Pelletier Prize for his remarkable contribution to the performing arts.
Share November 5, 2020 9:24 a.m. Share Yvon Deschamps receives the Denise-Pelletier award The Canadian Press La Presse QUÉBEC – Yvon Deschamps receives the Denise-Pelletier award and Carole David the Athanase-David award among the cohort of recipients of this year's Prix du Québec, unveiled Wednesday evening.
This is the highest distinction awarded by the Government of Quebec in culture and science.
Pandemic forces, the annual ceremony could not take place, but the winners each receive a medal and a purse of $ 30,000.
The comedian Yvon Deschamps has greatly distinguished himself since the 1960s “by his stripping humor which encourages reflection, and his social commitment”.
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