Andre the hypnotist takes over the Roxy Revue Bar at Grandwest for the next five weeks. If you are hearing stories of your best friend’s cousin’s wife who got up to impersonate a chicken laying a square egg you can be sure that Andre had something to do with it. The bilingual Andre the hypnotist with a penchant for jokes about Bloemfontein invites volunteers onto the stage, hypnotises them and then gets them to take part in various hilarious hypnotic routines on stage
What can be funnier than a bunch of hypnotised volunteers taking part in suggestions which vary from the strange to the downright ridiculous as Andre makes his volunteers impersonate everything from a washing machine, typewriter and goldfish to Superman and a sprinkler.
The show makes for perfect family friendly entertainment for young and old alike.
If your evening entails a relaxing evening of organised hilarity you would have no choice but to admit that Andre beats Karaoke hands down.
Who is Andre the hypnotist?
Andre matriculated in 1987, having been part of his schools Speech and Drama ensemble. It was during this time that Andre met his Mentor and inspiration, the late Max Collie who paved his way into a industry that Andre still occupies today. Although Andre’s studies were as a teacher, this soon changed after he saw a show of the late Max Collie and he was hooked.
Andre, who studied drama and qualified as a speech and Drama teacher, had his drama teacher despondent as the only career she could see him excel in was that of a newsreader. When Andre saw the late Max Collie perform he knew he had discovered his career.
Andre’s career gained momentum when he was placed in the Entertainment wing of the armed forces where he together with Afrikaans legends like the late “Al Debbo” and Kurt Darren entertained troups on the border.
In 1994 Andre’s show opened to the public at the Victory Theatre in Johannesburg and went on to set the highest attendance record in every venue across South Africa and all bordering countries.
During Andre’s time at University he became the first ever student to win the Jagger Bequest Speech and drama Competition for three years in a row and his career in the theatre industry was truly cemented.
In 2000 Andre the hypnotist set a new attendance record as a South African stage hypnotist filling the Carnival City Casino arena (5000 seater). From here he continued to have two highly successful 14 episode seasons broadcast on KYKNET – “Skaterlag 1” and “Skaterlag 2”.
Things you did not know about Andre The Hypnotist.
- Andre lost 100kg’s in weight, weighing in at 174kg’s Andre could not only claim to be the biggest attraction but he was starting to fill the stage as the biggest performer. Through a network of likeminded professionals, Andre managed to shed the weight and has for the past 8 years stayed a lean 100kg’s lighter than his starting weight.
- Andre is an avid speleologist – although the name Speleologist could conjure up strange idea’s it actually refers to the hobby of cave exploration, something Andre has been passionate about since a very young age. Andre also owns a property with a cave system located on the property. Andre purchased the property in order to protect the cave from any possible damage.
- Andre is a Seahorse fanatic. Very few creatures in nature inspire Andre as much as the humble Sea-horse. With a avid love for this species Andre was fortunate enough to visit and see the Leafy Sea Dragon, a distant cousin of the seahorse while visiting America in 2016. Andre works closely with conservationists in the Sea-horse industry which like its land locked cousins the elephant and rhino, are constantly under threat from the eastern medicine trade
Date: May 3 – June 4
Venue: Roxy Revue Bar, Grand west Casino
Times: Wed – Saturday at 8pm, Matinee Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 3pm