Luc (Houde) and Marco (Côté) are two comedians who tour second-rate theatres around Quebec. Every night, they choose some poor sap in the audience to ridicule to the delight of the other spectators. One night in a small town, the sap is Roger (Gendron), a mild-mannered fry cook. Unfortunately, Roger turns out to be the wrong guy to pick on, and the unlucky duo wake up in a cage, with madman Roger plotting his revenge.
With little to trade for their freedom other than their comedy skills, the duo offer to teach Roger the art of comedy and make him a local star. Thinking it might help him win the girl of his dreams, Roger accepts, and the hilarity and hijinks begin.
Émile Gaudreault, Benoît Pelletier
Daniel Louis, Denise Robert
Michel Côté, Louis-José Houde, Benoît Brière, Anne Dorval
Le sens de l'humour is filmed and set in Quebec. Émile Gaudreault is from Quebec.