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Andre Vincent

Andre Vincent was born May 1964 in Woolworth’s Department Store Penge, and has not stopped appearing in the most unusual of places since.

He started his career as a professional show-off at an early age, becoming a star-struck stage brat, working when any theatre company needed a street urchin, a herald or a small child to upstage everyone. He became a boy chorister, to the delight of his family whose dream was for him to follow his nan into the world of opera and become a top class tenor.

Unfortunately for his family he followed the career path of another relative, his great-grandfather, who was an acrobat on the olde variety stage. So when young Andre stopped singing, due to his voice breaking, he went back to the boards and spent most of his time there arguing with theatre directors that not only could Hamlet be fat, he should be fat. Disheartened by this small-mindedness, he packed up his greasepaint and ran away to the circus.

After a quick stint of training in Paris and with a backpack full of equipment, Andre started travelling the world entertaining the masses at circus and theatre festivals everywhere. With skills in abundance and his unique style of improvisation, he has performed in strange places from a bullring in Columbia to a baseball stadium in Nova Scotia to Vietnamese refugee camps in the South China Sea.

With all this moving about, Andre had to think about where his career was going when he found himself working at Disney World Florida at the end of 1988. Mask work and regimented smiling were really not his forte. A friend tried to change his sad demeanour by taking him to a comedy club in Orlando and three hours later a new chapter opened in his life. He kept returning to the club, speaking to comics and schmoozing the management, and within a few months he was on the road compering at small stand-up clubs in the southern states of America.

His apprenticeship in Georgia and Alabama was good enough in the eyes of his peers to get gigs in other states of the U.S. and the pinnacle of this work was opening for Bob Hope in Columbus, Ohio in 1992.

With his head swelling and his tongue tripping one-liners, he returned home to conquer the comedy circuit of the U.K., and in no time at all established himself as one of the top stand-ups in the country today.

"An improvising comedy genius"

The Guardian

"He possesses the energy of Lee Evans with the improvisational Skills of Paul Merton and is one of the best comedians in the business."

The Times

"He always gets people laughing through his accomplished stand-up skills, evident in his scalpel-sharp ad-libs and outstanding one-liners."

Chortle
Sun 31Dec

New Years Eve Stand-Up (18+)Nottingham

Treat yourself to an evening of award winning live comedy. The best comedians want to play The Glee so don't miss out on a superb night of stand up that will keep you laughing until Monday. Please book as far in advance as possible because our Saturday shows regularly sell out.
All under 25s may be asked to produce valid ID (See FAQ's)

Advance price

  • £25.00 Show Entry

Times

  • Doors open 7:00 PM
  • Last entry 7:30 PM
  • Show starts 8:00 PM

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  • Seating type allocated
  • Food available yes
  • Minimum age 18
Fri 19Jan

Foodie Friday (18+)Nottingham

The best way to say goodbye to the working week. Four superb stand-up comedians and a choice of freshly handmade British foodie favourites

Advance price

  • £13.50 Show Entry
  • £8.00 Student Entry - dated ID required
  • £21.50 Show + Fish & Chips
  • £21.50 Show + Chicken Tikka Masala
  • £21.50 Show + Butternut Squash & Lentil Curry (Vegan)

Times

  • Doors open 7:00 PM
  • Last entry 7:30 PM
  • Show starts 8:00 PM

More info

  • Seating type allocated
  • Food available yes
  • Minimum age 18
Sat 20Jan

Stand-Up Saturdays (18+)Nottingham

Treat yourself to an evening of award winning live comedy. The best comedians want to play The Glee so don't miss out on a superb night of stand up that will keep you laughing until Monday.

Advance price

  • £16.00 Show Entry
  • £10.00 Student Entry - dated ID required
  • £26.00 Show + Classic Margarita Pizza & Beer
  • £26.00 Show + Piri Piri Chicken Pizza & Beer

Times

  • Doors open 7:00 PM
  • Last entry 7:30 PM
  • Show starts 8:00 PM

More info

  • Seating type allocated
  • Food available yes
  • Minimum age 18