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“Funny but not spectacular. Worth a visit once” 4 of 5 stars
Review of How to become Parisian in one hour?

How to become Parisian in one hour?
24 Boulevard Poissonniere | Theatre des Nouveautes, 75009 Paris, France (Opera / Bourse)
+33 6 98 57 45 98
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Ranked #2 of 187 Theater & Concerts 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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“Funny but not spectacular. Worth a visit once”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

hilarious and non-PC, this highly successful 1-man show is definitely not suited for kids nor anybody attending with their parents (the awkwardness of the mother/teenage son next to me was evident to all). Olivier is a Frenchman who has mastered the art of expression comedy and leaves no one safe in his satire. If you can't appreciate the comedic humor of South Park or a movie like Saved, then don't come see this. Otherwise be prepared to laugh as Olivier makes fun of you an everybody else. I've seen better stand up for less (€20) but this does provide a pretty unique experience.

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“Animated and fun performance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

I went to see this show recently - why I waited until 4 years after living in Paris I have no idea. Olivier was energetic and animated... his facial expressions are hilarious. His step-by-step instructions on how to act like a Parisian mock the biggest French stereotypes (and if you're here for long enough, you'll run into each and every single one at least once!). I think this is a fabulous show to go to if you are visiting Paris, or even if you've lived here. When my friends or family come to visit, I am definitely sending them to this show. Thank you Olivier.

Just a small bit of advice - there are some rather raunchy parts of the show, so I would advise against making this a family experience! Even if the children are older (above 16 for example as they say on the site), I imagine it would still be extremely uncomfortable to a kid sandwiched between your parents and Olivier is describing the finer points of French love-making. Maybe it's just me!

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“Absolute crap”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

The worst stand-up show I ever seen. No script. 50% below-the-belt jokes, 50% monkeying with the public about nationality/ethnicity.
If you have IQ equal to the outer temperature in °C - this show is for you

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frencharrogance, Responsable relations clients at How to become Parisian in one hour?, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
Dear Tripadvisor user without any profile,

We are glad that you registered on TA only to write 1 review regarding the show where you describe it as an absolute crap, and some 200 000 people as some dumb spectators. It might be difficult to run 4 times/week for 4 years a 1 hour show without scenario but with 50% of sexual content.

So sad that you had never see the show!

Maybe you'll have a chance because following the success, it has been extended until 2015!

French Arrogance Prod
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“Absolutely fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This is a very fun way to get to know not only Parisians but also the French way of thinking and living. Olivier Giraud is an amazing performer! It is a must see!

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“Very entertaining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I highly recommend this comedy show. Oliver is very entertaining, as he is very animated and charismatic as he pokes fun at the Parisian lifestyle. He also makes fun of the other cultures in the audience, so I don't feel it was offensive in the slightest. It is a tad provocative at times, so it might be a touch awkward if you're sitting next to your conservative grandmother or 15-year-old brother, but he does give you warning so I wouldn't discourage either of those audiences from coming. Overall, I thought it was wonderful and it exceeded my expectations.

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