Meet our Ambassador
Bonjour my name is Paul Taylor...
Who would have thought that we would ask a half British/half Irish man to become our ambassador? Especially when his job is to mock the beautiful people of France! Well, we accept the challenge and we are thrilled to welcome Paul Taylor in Brisbane this July for Le Festival.
To kick off the 2017 French Week, Paul will give us one of the biggest rendez-vous in Brisbane this year, his show called “#FRANGLAIS “ at the Tivoli.
Paul Taylor was born in England and grew up in France, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.
He now lives in Paris where he has a regular show on French TV channel Canal +. He quit his corporate job at Apple in 2015 to perform stand-up comedy in both English and French. What a great move! His French is amazing (no accent), his humour very English (not sure this will please you Paul), his taste for women exceptionnal (He has just married a French woman of course. Felicitations!), but his taste for English pints a bit dodgy...
A famous French comedian !
He became famous with his first video called "La Bise" in which he decided to make fun of french people who spend their time kissing everybody !
Canal + saw the talent in him and chose to give him the opportunity to broadcast "What the fuck France", a weekly three-minute prime-time video where he mocks everything the French hold sacred from the right to strike to the pungent smell of cheese.
#Franglais | stand up comedy 50% in French et 50% en Anglais !
The show called #Franglais is a a stand up comedy 50% in French and 50% in English !
After spending five years in French-speaking schools he is quite familiar with our strange Frenchy manners and he has a lot of questions in mind... 😉
- How many kisses do you have to do when saying hello?
- Why there are 15 days in 2 weeks ?
- Why are French anglicisms not real English words?
He is a bilingual Brit confused about his identity. He speaks French like a "Froggy" but thinks like a "Rosbif" (As we call the Poms)...
Paul Taylor said he is excited to bring his show to Australia for the first time.
“I know how much Australian audiences love comedy and I’m delighted to be performing my first Australian show in Brisbane as part of La French Week celebrations,”
“The show is half in English, half in French but even people with the most rudimentary French will have a good time..”
“The show’s really about dealing with culture shock – dealing with being a foreigner and all the weird situations that arise out of that, which I’m sure most people have experienced at one time or another.”
Dont' miss out this amazing show!
If you want to have answers to all of these questions or just have a good laugh, come to the Tivoli on Monday 10 July at 7.00pm (doors open at 7pm for a 7.45pm start).