Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

As if we needed more Parisians in the world ;)

Last night, thanks to a tip from Notes from Noëlle, C and I headed out for a night at the theatre (to be said with a really British accent). We went to see Olivier Giraud's latest spectacle entitled "How to Become Parisian in One Hour" at the Théâtre de la Main d'Or in the 11th.

This is how his website describes the show:

Come and discover the only one man show in Paris
100% French humor
100% in enghish
100% easy to understand for french !!!!

You love Paris but you think that parisian are rude! You're right, they are!
You are too nice and you want to become arrogant!
Do not wait and come to my training :


After the show, you'll act like a real parisian in a shop, restaurant, taxi, metro, night club, in bed!

You'll learn the typical parisian language, facial expression !!!!!!!!!!!!

Your family and your friendswon't recognize you !!!!

Olivier Giraud, your teacher, can't wait to meet you !!!!!!!

I thought the show started off really slow, and was worried about spending the next 90 minutes bored out of my mind, but he really got into his groove after 15 minutes or so and I soon found myself laughing out loud. He lived in Miami for several years, so a lot of his show talks about the differences between the Americans and the French, though at times he does really exaggerate both nationalities. And a word of warning - the show itself is pretty graphic and a bit raunchy at times, so it's not really family friendly, nor for those who are of "a delicate disposition".

The one-man show takes place every Tuesday & Wednesday night, and was only supposed to run through the end of the year, but he announced last night that it will now run through June 2010. After which, he will be off on a world tour to cities such as London, New York and Brussels.

Here's a link to a piece done by the New York Times in September.

Tip #1: If you reserve your tickets at (and pay their 2€ fee), you can get 50% off of two tickets, making it 20€ for two people instead of 40€!

Tip #2: Arrive early - we got there at 7:30 and there were already about 30-40 people waiting in line. There is a bar inside though, so once you get past the ticket booth, you can have a drink while waiting for the doors to open.

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Blogger The Duchess said...

Ooh, might have to check that out when I'm there in December. Thanks for the link and the tips!

November 25, 2009 at 12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great! That looks like fun.

November 25, 2009 at 3:17 PM  

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