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How to become Parisian in one hour?
24 Boulevard Poissonniere | Theatre des Nouveautes, 75009 Paris, France (République)
+33 6 98 57 45 98
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Ranked #68 of 728 Activities in Paris
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Owner description: SMASH HIT SHOW 100 % IN ENGLISH IN PARIS ! Don’t wait and come to THE training approved by more than 300 000 spectators ! This is THE ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL GUIDE to enjoy Paris !NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDRENS UNDER 16 !
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“Really good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The show is actually very funny and entertaining and we were pleased to hear that it will tour some places in Europe, starting with London.
Some of the jokes are so catchy that we've been quoting them for a few days now.
The downside was the theater. Teatre des nouveautes turned out to be a huge disappointment - good acoustics but zero comfort. The chairs are lined up to closely together that there is no room at all for your legs and if you are tall get prepared to sit sideways during the entire show.
By the way, if you are carrying a large bag/backpack, they'll request you leave it in the cloak room. Price 1 euro per bag, 2 euros per coat.

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Dallas, Texas
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“Hilarious Comedy, don't miss it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

This comedian has you laughing the entire time. The show is in a nice theatre in the opera district. He makes fun of all sorts of different stereotypes from all different nationalities but mainly American and Parisian. You do learn a lot and be aware he does call out for audience participation! Highly recomend going here 1 night and then enjoying dinner at a little French restaurant.

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Dublin
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“How to become bored in one hour”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Judging by the strong reviews here on Tripadvisor I'm in a minority, but I didn't enjoy this show, in fact I'd say it was Merde (a word I learnt during the show, thanks guys!). I go to a lot of comedy shows and visit the Edinburgh festival every year so maybe I'm a bit spoilt and my expectations were too high. The show is a tad cliched, relying on a bunch of stereotypes, I had an idea of how the jokes would go and what the punchlines would be and I wasn't too far off, it was as predictable as expected. I enjoyed the few moments when the host went off script (most of the time you could tell he was just going thru pre-rehearsed motions). The audience participation was pretty funny, I'd have hate to have been picked on but laughing at other peoples misfortune always gets a chuckle.

There aren't a huge amount of shows in English in Paris so it is a welcome night out in your mother tongue.

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“Made me smile, but not laugh...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Olivier is a very charming and endearing character, and the theatre is very cute and old-fashioned, but the show itself while it made me smile, did not make me laugh out loud. Perhaps because I have already lived in Paris for a few years so some of the stereotypes were already quite old and familiar. I'd say it's good for tourists who have been in Paris for a week or two, but I wouldn't recommend it to my friends who already live here.

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“hilarious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

An hour (a little more actually) of laughter for this show in English that makes fun of the Parisians (but also the Americans, the Mexicans, the British ... but all in good humor).
As Olivier says: you'll never look at a metro ticket the same after this show :-)

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