The first one-man show entirely in English in Paris !
The show has been a big comedy hit in France for eight years now. It built its reputation by word-of-mouth - a highly effective system as some 800,000 people have already seen it! Thanks to the show being a success in London, where Olivier performed regularly, the production took on an international turn and became more widely known.
"How to Become a Parisian in One Hour" is a one-man comedy show performed in English by Olivier Giraud in a 600-seat theatre. The show is designed to entertain and educate audiences on the quirks, customs, and characteristics of Parisians. With humor and wit, Giraud takes on the role of a Parisian stereotype, providing a satirical portrayal of their lifestyle, attitudes, and unique way of life.
Throughout the performance, Giraud covers a range of topics such as fashion, dining etiquette, romantic encounters, public transportation, and the Parisian love for complaining. He playfully mocks the French language, giving humorous examples of common phrases and their true meanings in a Parisian context.
Giraud’s energetic stage presence, combined with his observational humor, keeps the audience engaged and entertained during 75 minutes. He incorporates audience interaction, inviting participation and creating a lively atmosphere. By the end of the show, attendees gain insights into the Parisian mindset, allowing them to better understand and navigate the city’s culture.
"How to Become a Parisian in One Hour" has been well-received by both locals and tourists (around 30 nationalities at each performance), offering an enjoyable and light-hearted experience that captures the essence of Parisian life. It’s a popular choice for those seeking a comedic and cultural experience during their visit to the City of Light.
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> Please note that the show is not recommended to children under 16 years old