This one-hour comedy show pokes fun at Parisians. Surprisingly, the author is indeed French. That enables him to have a dig at his fellow citizens with a touch of tenderness and a good dose of self criticism. The comedian Olivier Giraud spent 5 years in America as restaurant manager in a 5-star hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. As soon as he came back to his native country, he decided to create an unique show 100% in English. The show draws as many French people as foreigners. What brings them together? Having a laugh at Parisians!
The show is an exploration into the Parisian way of being, highlighting the cultural differences between the French and the rest of the world !
Parisians are unique in their behaviour, that’s why the comedian has brought all these stereotypes to light !
Do you love Paris but you think that Parisians are rude?
You’re right they are !
Are you too nice and wish to become arrogant?
Don’t wait; come along for some humorous training!
You’ll learn how to act like a real Parisian in a shop, restaurant, taxi, metro, night club and beyond! Even your intimacy with your partner will never be the same …
Within an hour you will feel as though you have spent a whole day amongst (real) Parisians. A fine performance from a comedian who is nevertheless alone on stage!
The humour of Olivier Giraud, easily accessible, has the merit of uniting French people and foreigners in the same hilarity.
The ‘How to Become Parisian’ show runs at the Théâtre des Nouveautés. It is the continuation of a great adventure that has been going on for five years between Olivier Giraud and his public, during which he has already played to 500,000 spectators.
Amusing and culturally enriching, this original show is a great little survival guide to appreciating Paris (and Parisians)!
Théâtre des Nouveautés
24 boulevard Poissonnière, Paris 9th
- From January 19th until 09 June 2018 & from September 29th 2018 until December 30th 2018 : 7pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 6pm Sunday.
- From June 30th until September 15th : from Wednesday through Saturday 8pm
Not recommended for children under 16.
"Carré Or": €37
1st category: €31
2nd category: €24
What the press thinks :
"Best Theater performance in Paris !"Tripadvisor
"Worldwide audience in a packed theater"Playbill
"Learning to Be French Through Comedy !"The New York Times
"An International recognition !"Le Monde
"It’s a concentrate of the world who rushed to see the phenomenon Olivier Giraud"Le Point
"The show is a triumph"Le Figaro
"A guide to Parisian rudeness on a packed Theater"The Sydney Morning Herald
"A must see in Paris ! " ELLE
"The audience is in tears of laughter !" Time Out