Desperate Housemen

Le Grand Point Virgule

Until May 27, 2023

100% in French


Le Grand Point Virgule
8bis rue de l'Arrivée, 75015 Paris
Capacity 430 seats


1 hour and  30 minutes

No Intermission



For All Audiences

In French

Highlights: Desperate Housemen

Desperate Housemen is a crazy play in which three comedians review all the daily problems of a couple in a superb production by Caroline Cichoz and Thibault Segouin. The three comedians, Jérôme Daran (Florence Foresti’s leading author), Alexis Macquart, and Stéphane Murat all come from one-man shows and have a great synergy on stage. With the theatrical comedy Desperate Housemen, they have already seduced the French public with over 1,400 performances! 

Story: Desperate Housemen

After receiving a break-up letter from his girlfriend, Jérôme calls on his two best friends Alexis and Stéphane, both in a relationship, to find a solution to win her back. The three thirty-somethings, for whom life as a couple has not always been easy, offer us an offbeat evening with guaranteed laughs: we need more!



"Hopelessly funny!" Le Parisien

"Very successful!" GQ

"A hit" M6

"An hour and a half of hilarity" Sortir à Paris



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Le Grand Point Virgule

8bis rue de l'Arrivée, 75015 Paris

Le Grand Point Virgule

In the Montparnasse district, once the haunt of Hemingway, and the resting place of Sartre, we now find the epicenter of cutting-edge French comedy. Le Grand Point Virgule was founded in 2012 by director-producer Jean-Marc Dumontet, who had previously directed at Bobino and the Théâtre Antoine. He envisioned a Mecca of comedy, where comic performers could hone their craft on a grand stage. Since then, 2,500 performances have taken place on the theatre’s two thematically-named stages, the Majuscule (or “Upper Case”), and the Apostrophe stage. It hosts any number of comic genres, from plays, to stand-up, to improv, and one-man shows, and always seeks to push the boundaries of humor. Should you find yourself in the mood for a good old laugh, there’s no better place to head than to the Grand Point Virgule, for a healthy dose of humor!

Fast facts

Capacity: 430 on the larger stage, 220 on the smaller stage

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Air conditioning: Yes

Heating: Yes


How do I get to the Grand Point Virgule?

The Grand Point Virgule is accessible by the metro lines 4, 6, 12, and 13 at Montparnasse-Bienvenüe station by taking exit 8: rue de Rennes. It is also accessible by bus lines 28, 82, 92, and 96 at the stop Place du 18 juin 1940. Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theatre on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map above..

What do I do when I get to the theatre Grand Point Virgule?

We invite you to arrive 30 minutes before the beginning of Desperate Housemen, and present your voucher at the front desk. Please note that placement for this performance is free. Guests will be seated on a first come - first served basis.

How long does Desperate Housemen show last?

The performance of Desperate Housemen lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission.

Can I take photos during Desperate Housemen?

In order not to disturb the artists on stage, and for the comfort of other guests, you are not permitted to photograph, film, or record the performance for the duration of Desperate Housemen. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of the Théâtre Le Grand Point Virgule to remember your night out!

Is tipping customary?

Tips are not mandatory in Parisian theatres, including the Grand Point Virgule. However, ushers will usually expect a small tip of between €2 and €5, which you can give them when they’ve shown you to your seat. Fun fact: the French word for “tip” is “pourboire”, which literally translates to “to have a drink”.

Covid-19 Information

Specific measures and obligations may apply to this show. Before making your reservation, please check the updated information on our Covid-19 page: