Andre King is a professional comedian who has headlined the comedy industries top theatres throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia. He currently resides in New Zealand where he is regular on our television screens appearing in local productions ‘Auckland Daze’ & ‘The Almighty Johnsons’ and has recently finished work as 'Peckham' in the BBC America TV series 'Tatau' (available February 2015)
He has performed alongside such comedy luminaries as Jimmy Carr, Lee Evans and Bill Bailey and for three years running Andre has been the keynote speaker for the Carbine Club luncheon at the Hong Kong Jockey Club which marks the beginning of the Hong Kong Sevens Tournament.
His performances have been welcomed by many industries within the corporate field including BNZ, Carter Holt Harvey and Goldman Sachs. He has also performed for the NZ All Blacks, The New Zealand Warriors rugby league team and in 2012, headlined for the NZ & Australian Olympic House in London during the London Olympics.
A former member of the NZ military, Andre has performed for many of the branches of the armed services in New Zealand and the United Kingdom including the illustrious Household Cavalry in Windsor who are the personal guards of Queen Elizabeth II.
His sold out show during the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe ‘An Audience With The King’, garnered five star reviews and prompted Joanna Alpern of Broadway Baby to compose the phrase ‘Endearing, hilariously caricatured impressions and accents. Comedy at its most sincere and civilised!’ Kings quick fire one liners coupled with incisive observations have been ingeniously melded with ‘on the nail’ mimicry of accents. Andre presents a style of comedy that is intentionally free of cursing and operates seamlessly without the need to degenerate into the more base topics so many comedians have built a career upon. This has proved to be a formula for success overseas and one he has brought home to introduce to the greater New Zealand public.
Andre is currently engaged in New Zealand as the voice of many commercial ventures including; Georgie pie, Vodafone, and Volkswagon, is the HOD for Comedy with the film production company; Mt. Barker Entertainment Ltd and has a number of his own scripts for TV & Film in development.