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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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    What to Expect
    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 1-hour 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 will teach 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 will 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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    Departure Point
    How to become Parisian in one hour?, 24 boulevard Poissonniere Theatre des Nouveautes, 75009 Paris France
    Duration
    1h 10m
    Inclusions
    • Show ticket
    • Picture with the Comedian
    • Discovery of a century-old parisian theatre
    • Entry/Admission - How to become Parisian in one hour?
    Exclusions
    • A bar is available in the lobby, open 45 mn prior to the show. (own expense)
    • Cloakroom available (For security reasons, some items can not be accepted inside the room)
    • Gratuities
    • Transportation to/from attraction
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    Additional Info
    • 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 travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    We saw the show years ago and decided to go back with our adult daughter. All three of us laughed continuously. He is very personable and quick on his feet. Makes for an interesting evening in Paris.More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank jgeffner
    OlivierG-paris, Comedian at How to become Parisian in one hour?, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Dear spectators, Thanks a lot for coming back with your daughter ! Happy you laughed a lot ! Hope to see you again, i'll play the show for at least 2 more years ! Have a great day ! Warmful regards from the city of...More

    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    Let me start by saying "damn you Olivier, you made me laugh so hard that my jaw hurt". Absolutely hilarious, must-see in Paris. He made fun of everybody in the theater, in a funny respected way. He is talented. I loved his girly acts and...More

    Thank tony c
    OlivierG-paris, Comedian at How to become Parisian in one hour?, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Dear Tony, Thank you so much for coming last night ! Hope your jaw feel better today ! Hope to see very soon ! Enjoy the rest of your holidays ! Sincerely Olivier Giraud

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I went to see this with my husband, and it was great! Spot on with the self irony and the poking at people from other countries too. Olivier is brilliantly expressive and the timing is great. I have actually seen the show twice, and enjoyed...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank Elin76
    OlivierG-paris, Comedian at How to become Parisian in one hour?, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Elin, Thank you so much for coming back ! Hope to see you for the third time soon ! Warmful regards from the city of love ! Sincerely Olivier

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    great show with audience interaction. not too long to make it boring. a good laugh amidst the culture and food in Paris.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Bharat257
    OlivierG-paris, Comedian at How to become Parisian in one hour?, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Bharat, Thank you very much for your review ! Have a wonderful day, From the city of love ! Olivier

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This was an amusing show, lasts about 70 minutes. I read some reviews that said it was humor at the expense of others. If he was not Parisian, I would agree, but he makes funny observations of typical stereotypes of Parisians. This has never been...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank graceribaudo
    OlivierG-paris, Comedian at How to become Parisian in one hour?, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Grace, Thanks for your review. Happy you had a good time, even if the money could be better spent elsewhere.... Please, do not give false information to trip advisor users. I choose 2 spectators during the show but not necessarily in the first rows....More

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    5 October 2019|
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    Response from Roxanne C | Reviewed this property |
    Depends on the "maturity"level of your 13 year old. There are some sexual innuendos that may fly by or resonate. But I would honestly say, to be safe, it's an adult rated show.
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    8 June 2019|
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    Response from Chris W | Reviewed this property |
    As above - check online for most up to date info - great night out - enjoy.
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