In Taboo Flemish comedy darling Philippe Geubels laughs about people you really shouldn't laugh with. But he does not pull that trick without a proper investigation.
There is a common saying that you can only get to know someone if you've travelled together. That is exactly what Philippe Geubels does in Taboo. He invites four guests for a week's holiday in a lovely country house. He spends time with people who are incurably ill, physically challenged, people with visual disability, people suffering from obesity, people in poverty, LGBT, people with different skin color, and people with a psychic vulnerability. He listens to their stories and sensitivities and he gets to know their personalities while sightseeing through the countryside.
But that's not all of it. Humour prevails in Taboo. Philippe challenges his guests to hit the streets in some hilarious candid camera scenes. And then he does what he does best: doing stand-up comedy. He does an entire comedy-set on every topic with his new made friends on the front seats of a venue packed with people who are confronted with the same issue.
All these ingredients blend into Taboo. It is the very first Philippe Geubels tv-show for één and a unique mix of human interest and comedy, trying to blow some fresh air into ponderous themes, connecting people through humour.
- Director – Kat Steppe
- Length – 9 x 55min
- Original Broadcaster – één
- Shooting period – 2017
- Premiere – 21 January 2018