• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 70 minutes (approx.)
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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 1-hour 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 will keep you laughing, and you’ll 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 1-hour 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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What You Can Expect

How to Become a Parisian in One Hour: The Hit Comedy Show all in English in Paris

Olivier Giraud perfects the Parisian stereotypes in his one man show

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, Girard 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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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Funniest show I have seen in a long time. Truely worth a visit.

rita d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great. Second time I saw it, It is so funny, you will love it.

Lana L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Fun and entertaining one man show. Lasts a little over an hour. Would recommend for anyone visiting Paris. There were many nationalities at the English show.

Sandra L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was a fun experience and I highly recommend the show.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Very funny guy. There were so many French speaking people in the theatre that we were concerned. We found out later that the show was indeed in English. It was a most relaxing evening.

rita d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This show is great, 2nd time I've seen it. He is so funny and very good at interacting with the audience. Highly reccommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

very very funny comedian, worked well with a multi national crowd, would recommend to all travellers! - special thanks to the theatre staff who reserved us seats at the back so we could make a quick exit to see the moulin rouge


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great show!

Ann E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Wonderful entertainment! Don't miss it.

Leonie A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Very funny! I would definitely recommend going to see this.

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