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Andre King is a stand up comedian from Auckland New Zealand and a veteran of the NZ comedy circuit. He started off in 2000 as a magician and in an effort to move from childrens parties to a more mature audience took to stand up comedy as a method of improving his patter. However, since making the move, he discovered a love for stand up and a passion for the stage. Since then he has performed all over New Zealand and Australia.
Since making the leap to Stand up comedy, Andre has also secured roles as an actor in critically acclaimed NZ shows such as Eating Media Lunch, Shortland Street and two seasons of "The Pretender" which saw him nominated in the Qantas Film & Television awards 2009 for "Best Supporting Actor".
That role as "Johnny Green - Campaign Manager" also secured a New Zealand Comedy Guild Award for "Best Comedy Performance on NZ Television" 2005 and he won the award again in 2008 for Season Two of "The Pretender" against stiff competition from Dai Henwood, Cory Gonzales Macuer and Rhys Dharby.
Andre King is currently involved in the Victor Roger Play "The Village People" and is set to play the iconic Billy T James role of "The Tainuia Kid" in the musical stage version of "Came a Hot Friday" . He has also just finished working on Season one of the New Zealand version of "The Real Hustle" and has been approached about working on Season 3 of The Pretender in 2011.
In addition to this, Andre is also developing two movie scripts and a television series of his own.
NZ Comedy Guild Awards / Nominations
Qantas Film & Television Awards
Film & Television Credits
Eating Media Lunch (TVD)
The Pretender (TVD)
More Moaning (SF)
AotearoHa (TVD) TV3/Laugh!
A Night At The Classic (TVD)
The Great Debate - Waitangi Day Broadcast (Presenter)
The Real Hustle (TVD)