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!
Capacity: 430 on the larger stage, 220 on the smaller stage
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes