- February 16, 2022
- Parisian theatre
- Angela Spidahl
Updated as of March 1st, 2022
The City of Lights should also be known as the City of Laughs. With an array of stand-up, comedic one-(wo)man shows, and many other genres to offer in English, you’ll never struggle to find a night of laughter in the city. Maybe you don't speak French, are in the process of learning, or you have a friend that doesn't speak French- here’s our pick of the best English comedy nights in Paris, any of which will be sure to leave you laughing out loud!
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COMEDY ACTS 100% IN ENGLISH
How to Become a Parisian in One Hour s a favorite 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… or how not to REALLY stand out. Taking everyday situations like using the metro, dining in a restaurant, or wandering the streets, Giraud reveals the hilarious, unique, and very interesting behaviors of the City of Lights’ residents. Playing in the magnificent Théâtre des Nouveautés, join over 800K individuals from all over the globe who have left confident enough to mingle with the Parisians- or at least left understanding them!
Watch out! Julie Collas is back with a NEW episode of her comedy show in English,Oh My God She’s Parisian at Théâtre Bo St Martin! It's the only stand-up comedy in Paris performed entirely in English by a Parisian woman... because only a real Parisian can tell you about the legendary negative mood of the Parisians and the city of Paris as Julie knows it. She tells the story of the "new post-covid" Paris where so many things have changed- the new bicycle traffic jams like in Amsterdam, the new giant café terraces, the "supposed" social distance in the metro, and so many other things you can only know if you are a real Parisian.
To make your experience an unforgettable one, with Theatre in Paris you can choose from a selection of unique add-ons upon booking, such as a glass of champagne, or a lunch at Julie Collas' herself!
SURTITLED COMIC OPERAS
Until June 19th, 2022
The Barber of Seville is playing at the Opera Bastille and it’s the perfect time to fall in love with the melodies of the famous opera arias "Largo al factotum" and "Cessa di più resistere". Follow this story of love, money, and jealousy in this laugh-out-loud journey filled with twists and turns! Will true love prevail? Will a measly dowry be enough to convince fate? Or will someone intertwine with destiny? Buy your tickets to The Barber of Seville to watch this story unfold yourself!
Until July 12th, 2022
Since Platée was first performed at Versailles in 1745, it has immensely grown in popularity. This classic opera with a jaw-dropping twist is presented by the Paris Opera at the Palais Garnier under the acclaimed direction of Laurent Pelly, one of France’s most sought out directors. Dive into the magical world of the repulsive frog, Greek gods, and the spirit of madness itself and discover the love, manipulation, and irony dispersed throughout this comic opera.
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
- New York Comedy Night, hosted by Sebastian Marx, brings a lineup of English-speaking stand-up comedians. Sundays at 8:30pm
Whether they be 100% in English, or in French with English subtitles, there are always comedies playing in Paris that we can help you find! If you would like to see all comedies of different genres, click on the link below!
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