Improfessionals - International improve group - English comedy show
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Comedy (in English) Venues in Paris

Improfessionals - International improve group - English comedy showGo out for the night and laugh or learn how you make me people laugh… Your choice. Here is a listing of some of the improv shows I know about in Paris. Some of the venues are seasonal (i.e., closed for the summer).

Coming soon is a list of English theatre/theater in Paris. If you have anything to add to the list, send it to me at  Thanks!

Improfessionals – This international improv group has been entertaining and teaching improvisation since 2001. The venue for the shows and workshops (English and French) is a canal boat along the Quai de la Seine. They are the “No. 1 English comedy show in Paris”.

Improfessionals –
Essaïon Théâtre, 6 rue Pierre au Lard, 75004
Metro: Hotel de Ville or Rambuteau

Impro Academy – improv classes in English and French

Karel Beer
Stand up comedy and concerts “Laughing & Music Matters in Paris” are available in Paris at La Java.
Karl Beer “presents some of the world’s greatest stand-up comedians and simply the best concert acts you can hear anywhere in the world.”

Beer Necessities
104 quai de Jemmapes, Paris 10th

Concerts at La Java
La Java
105, rue due Faubourg du Temple, Paris 10th
Reservations: 01 53 19 98 88 or by e-mail

English comedy club
Laughing Matters Presents
If you are looking for comedy and entertainment in your native tongue or the English you have picked up, I can recommend a comedy club, la Java. They used to be at the Hôtel du Nord, famous for the movie, along Canal Saint-Martin.

Karl Beer’s gang has moved to rue du Faubourg du Temple.
… a genuine 1930’s dance hall where once upon a time Jean Gabin would trip the light fantastic with Edith Piaf. The man behind the bar is Christophe who with his father Jacques has been running the place for decades.  Ghosts abound!

Call for reservations: 01 53 19 98 88.

More comedy links in Paris from Dutch comedian, Alexander van Walsum.

Stand-up in English on Tuesdays at 9 and Fridays at 8.
WTF? Comedy Therapy for Expats banner, Paris
a show Alexander helped create.

Poster for Laugh Etc. Comedy Night Hosted by Lisa Raduszynkski

On Wednesday nights Laugh etc.

poster for Great British American Comedy Paris

Coming soon … English Theatre venues in Paris

This Web site and and its blog articles are for travelers to Paris who are looking for advice from someone who lives in Paris. These tips are "for Parisians at heart". Many people would like to visit, some can and some cannot - so I will help you enjoy a glimpse of the city and its surroundings. This project has been ongoing since 2002. Prior to living in Paris (since 1992) my European history began in the early 70s with three years in Wiesbaden, Germany. My next foray onto the Continent was in the mid-80s after graduation from the University of Florida (where I met Erik): traveling around Europe and UK with my friend, Margie, hitchhiking around and working in Ireland. After living and working as a journalist in Sweden for four years, traveling on boats, the Trans-Siberian Railway, local trains and planes took Erik and I around the world. I began working as a flight attendant in 1990 for American Airlines, based in Chicago. We moved to Paris, France in 1992 where I commuted between Paris and Chicago for my flight attendant/stewardess job. Finally my inner voice said "Stop!" and I left American Airlines six weeks shy of 20 years January 1, 2010. Now that is over and I am back working as a journalist and photographer full time on - My videos are posted on YouTube on the colleensparis youtube channel. and I am active in Toastmasters 75. Enjoy!