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André de Freitas

André de Freitas, Ma 10.06.2024, Comedy Club Haug Rotterdam

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From the tender age of 15, André honed his craft at the prestigious Escola Profissional de Teatro de Cascais, a formative experience that paved his way into television and feature films in Portugal. It was during this period that André stumbled upon the art of stand-up comedy, a discovery that would redefine his career trajectory.

Driven by an insatiable wanderlust and a thirst for comedic exploration, André relocated to the UK, where he spent five years perfecting his craft until Brexit prompted a new chapter in his journey. André then embarked on a global comedy tour, captivating audiences across Europe, dazzling spectators in Dubai, and eventually making waves in Australia. There, at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, he was lauded with the "Best International New Act” Award, a testament to his burgeoning talent.

In 2023, André made a triumphant return to the UK, where he etched his name into the annals of comedy history by becoming the first Portuguese comedian to helm a solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His debut, 'What If,’ was met with critical acclaim, garnering a slew of 5-star reviews and earning a spot on The Telegraph’s list of the funniest jokes of the 2023 Fringe.

Beyond the laughter, André has been a pioneer at the intersection of comedy and mental health with his innovative creation, Comedy Therapy. This live show turned podcast phenomenon melds humor with heartfelt discussions on mental well-being, quickly ascending to the number 3 podcast in Portugal.

Throughout his illustrious career, André has had the privilege of supporting comedy giants such as Jim Gaffigan, Jim Jefferies, Alan Carr, Russell Peters, and TJ Miller on their global tours.

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