Where to find English comedy in Paris

  • 21, Oct 2019
  • Parisian theatre
  • Rupert Comer

The City of Lights should also be known as the City of Laughs. With an array of stand-up and comedic one-(wo)man shows on offer in English, you’ll never struggle to find a night of laughter in the city. Here’s our pick of the best English comedy nights in Paris, any of which will be sure to leave you in stitches.

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Olivier Giraud - How to Become a Parisian in One Hour 

Until 23rd of May 2020

How to Become a Parisian in one Hour is a favourite among locals and tourists and is sure to leave you in stitches. Comedian Olivier Giraud gives his best tips and tricks, so you yourself can learn to blend in with the locals. Taking everyday situations like using the metro, dining in a restaurant or wandering the streets, Giraud reveals the hilarious and unique behaviours of the City of Lights’ residents. Playing in the magnificent Théâtre des Nouveautés, join over 800K individuals from all over the globe who have learned How to not stand out in Paris, this is not one to miss!

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Julie Collas - Oh my God She’s Parisian

Until 18th of July 2020

Oh My God She’s Parisian is playing at Théâtre Bo St Martin and is a one-woman show performed by the charismatic Julie Collas. A Parisian who spent years pursuing a career in law in the US, she has come back to present her side-splitting take on Parisian daily life. Find out what it is to be a woman in Paris, as Julie takes you through her hectic life, all in an endearing French accent. Tickets for this unmissable event can be found here.

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3. Sky's the Limit: The Eiffel Tower Story

Until 29th of March 2020

Immerse yourself in this upbeat tale of how the Eiffel Tower came to be. Running until the end of the month, you have plenty of time to catch this hilarious masterpiece before it ends. This energetic show will have you chortling all the way through while learning a great deal about one of Europe's most prized monuments. What could be more fitting for your stay in this cultural hub? Suitable for all ages.

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4. I Want You (J'ai Envie de Toi)

Until 28th of June 2020

This French comedy show, accompanied by English subtitles, is a great way of experiencing the humour that runs through the veins of Paris. Join the wacky cast as they navigate their way through the trouble and strife that comes with the accidental sending of a steamy text message to an ex. There's both drama and suspense - it will have you gripped!

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the great british american comedy night

5. The Great British American Comedy Night

Every Saturday at 7pm

If you’re a great fan of stand-up, The Great British American Comedy Night will be your rock in Paris. Every Saturday at 7pm, Brits and Yanks unite to put on a soirée of top quality entertainment, and most importantly, the entry fee includes a drink. A host will be there to introduce around five acts, and they always make sure to cater to a range of different comedic tastes. Taking place in a range of different venues, the event has in recent months been tending to choose Jardin Sauvage in Quai d’austerlitz as its home. Follow this link to find details about the upcoming nights.

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6. New York Comedy Night

Time and date varies

The little brother of The Great British American Comedy Night, New York Comedy Night is hosted by the brilliant Sebastian Marx and has the quirk of featuring predominantly comedians from the Big Apple. Taking place in a range of venues across Paris, head over every other Sunday at 8pm for a great atmosphere and plenty of laughs. You can find the schedule here.

7. Krishna Bagadiya

Every Friday at 8: 45 pm

Fresh from his recent show “I don’t sell flowers”, Mumbai native Krishna Bagadiya continues to make a mark on the Paris stand-up scene with his cutting observations and absurdist sketches. With his quintessential Indian accent, Kishna offers a fresh opinion on what it means to live in Paris as a South Asian. He doesn’t hold back, and will make fun of any nationality, whether it be the French, the British, or even his own fellow citizens. Krishna regularly hosts Bollywood comedy nights, so be sure to check and see if he's playing!

Added bonus! The following comedians regularly go on tour with English comedy shows in Paris, don't forget to check if they're playing!

  • Becoming Maman, a show about being an expat mother in France by British Amber & American Sarah
  • London Paris Roam, an original comical musical about with Sarah Tullamore about travelling and life abroad as a woman of a certain age

Whether they be 100% in English, or in French with English subtitles, there's always comedies playing in Paris!

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