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How to Become a Parisian in 1 Hour? The Hit Comedy Show 100% in English in Paris

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How to Become a Parisian in 1 Hour? The Hit Comedy Show 100% in English in Paris

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While the city of Paris is celebrated for its charm, romance, and elegance, Parisians are known for . . . other qualities. During this show by French comedian Olivier Giraud, watch the stereotypes of Parisians—as being rude, short-tempered or arrogant—come alive in this side-splitting performance. Giraud's spot-on impressions keeps you laughing as you learn how to recognize Parisian facial expressions and use iconic French phrases correctly. Audience participation encouraged!
  • Learn how to become a Parisian during this hilarious comedy show in English
  • French comedian Olivier Giraud reveals legendary Parisian stereotypes through laugh-out-loud impersonations
  • Enjoy spot-on impressions of attitudes, expressions, and gestures of typical Parisians, some you’ve probably witnessed before
  • See why this hit comedy has been raved about by several publications, including the New York Times
  • Choose your seating section in the 600-seat theater, located in the heart of Paris
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Picture with the Comedian (not available during Covid 19 sanitary measures)
Discovery of a century-old parisian theatre
Bar in the lobby (not available during Covid 19 sanitary measures)
Cloakroom (For security reasons, some items can not be accepted inside the room)
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You are not alone if you believe that Parisians are short-tempered, impatient or arrogant. Celebrated French comedian Olivier Giraud agrees and has created this hilarious one-man show, performed in English, revealing the legendary stereotypes of Parisians.

Your evening comedy show takes place at the Théâtre des Nouveautés, near Paris’ Grands Boulevards metro station. Take your seat in the section of your choice (see Additional Info for a seating chart). Please note: This show is not recommended for children under 16.

Giraud nails the stereotypes of Parisians through impersonations and impressions of waiters, shop assistants, bartenders, and even your average old lady hobbling down the street.

Plus, Oliver Giraud teaches you how to become Parisian in every way, including when to use those famous pursed lips and expressive eyebrows. Learn how to recognize Parisian facial expressions, how to dress and interact with others and how to use iconic French phrases correctly. You might just get called up on stage to try out your skills.

Your eyes water from laughing so hard during this comical insider’s look at the local attitudes and gestures of typical Parisians that foreigners, expats and even Parisians themselves confess are spot-on.
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* Experience a smash hit show with locals * Follow Olivier Giraud's funny advice for a perfect stay in Paris * 100% in English but accessible to everyone * Hailed by the New York Times “Learning to be French Through Comedy!” * Discover a century old theater in the center of Paris * Choose your seating between 3 categories
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • E voucher accepted
  • You'll have the best seats available (within your chosen category) at the time your reservation is placed.
  • This show is not suitable for children under 16 years old.
  • Dress code is casual.
  • Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of Management according to accessibility criteria, regardless of the category chosen.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
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You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitisation during How to Become a Parisian in 1 Hour? The Hit Comedy Show 100% in English in Paris?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
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Fun Wrap Up to 4 Days in Paris
, May 2022
This show was a fun way to cap off a 4/day trip to Paris for 2 Americans with a heavy sightseeing schedule. We were glad to see a performance in a small old- world theater with Parisian ambiance.
Cool time at this comedy show
, May 2022
The show is fun and cool. The comedian is very skilled in keeping the audience connected and entertained. He engages with members of the audience and tells a funny story about the life of Parisians. The show is educational in contrast to the cliches and lies presented on "Emily in Paris" , at the end of the show you will understand better Parisians culture and way of living while having a laugh. Kudos to Olivier Giraud!!!
, Apr. 2022
So enjoyable. Oliver chose one of our daughters to join him on stage! We had so much fun! If you can get tickets do not miss this fun evening.
Loved the part about...
, Apr. 2022
Loved the part about finding an apartment in Paris. Not crazy about the twerking. Liked when the volunteers went on the stage.
Very funny. Great value for money
, Apr. 2022
Extremely funny. Please buy the book is even more funny than the show and will have you in stitches for a long time The photo at the end is also a great touch. The theater is beautiful and so much history extremely recommended as a quick fun night out. Love it
Amazing and worth it
, Mar. 2022
I had an incredible time. We had 3 nights in Paris only and this was a great and special way to spend some time. It was super entertaining and funny. This show is absolutely phenomenal. Would recommend to anybody traveling to Paris!!
Great show
, Jan. 2022
Great show with audience involvement 10/10. Funny guy who created his own show in English for people all over the world to experience.
Great one man show!
, Nov. 2021
Excellent performance, such a tallent actor, we have really enjoyed the show! And we would totally recomend it!
I am married to a...
, Nov. 2021
I am married to a Parisienne and she laughed as hard as I did...really great fast paced show...Bravo!
Must see.
, Feb. 2020
Excellent. Was able to be a participant in the show!! Had an excellent time. Great information. Seats a little too close.

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