Since 2008, the little hybrid cellar in the 11th arrondissement has been hosting the cream of French comedians, as well as the future talents who will be making Parisian audiences laugh in the next few months. In the small street of the Fontaine au roi (11th), its gray frontage would almost go unnoticed. No crowd, no line outside, but just a sign: “Paname”. A word that Parisian stand-up fans know well. Since its opening in 2008, under the impulse of Karim Kachour (manager) helped by Kader Aoun (in charge of programming), the Paname Art Café, a hybrid place that is both a resto-bar and a real “comedy cellar” in the French style, has become the place to be for the young guard of French comedians.
In the basement, the small stage with its fifty seats never ceases to attract artists from all walks of life, beginners or confirmed, who come to test punchlines or latest sets with a microphone in hand in front of an audience sitting not even two meters away. In seven years of existence, the Paname cellar has launched and welcomed the French’s cream of the cream of stand uppers, to become a place bubbling with energy, creativity and talent, all with little or no communication. Immersion in the heart of the new nursery of French laughter.