André de Freitas
André is a 29 year old stand up comedian and actor.
His journey began at 15 when he auditioned - acting for the first time - for the acclaimed drama school Escola Professional de Teatro de Cascais in
André studied at the acclaimed drama school Escola Professional de Teatro de Cascais from the age of 15, which lead to TV and feature film work in his home country of Portugal. Having then discovered stand-up comedy, André moved to the UK for 5 years until Brexit, when he left to perform comedy around the world. He has toured all over the globe, including multiple countries around Europe, Dubai and Australia where he recently performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and picked up the “Best International New Act” Award.
In 2023 André returned to the UK where he made history by being the first ever Portuguese comedian to perform a solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His debut show - ‘What If’ was critically acclaimed, having received a number of 5 star reviews and also made the list of the funniest jokes of the 2023 Fringe by The Telegraph.
André is also the creator and co-star of the popular phenomenon Comedy Therapy, a live format that brings together comedy and mental health. The live show became a podcast, quickly sky-rocketing to the number 3 podcast in Portugal.
André has, so far, supported Jim Gaffigan, Jim Jefferies, Alan Carr, Russell Peters and TJ Miller on tour around the World.
“Leaves them howling with laughter”
“Combination of quirkiness and intelligence. A pleasure”
“A winning presence from the first word to the last”
“Hugely entertaining storytelling”
“Gut bustlingly funny”
“Brilliantly funny; a firecracker of a performer”
Theatre and Live Performance
|Made in Portugal|
|Made in Portugal - Writer/Performer||Adelaide Fringe||2023|
|Made in Portugal|
|Made in Portugal - Writer/Performer||Melbourne Comedy Festival||2023|
|What If - Writer/Performer||Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023||2023|
|Tour Support TJ Miller |
|Tour Support TJ Miller - Performer||New York, 2023||2023|
|Work in Progress|
|Work in Progress - Performer||Edinburgh Fringe Festival||2022|
|Tour Support Russell Peters|
|Tour Support Russell Peters - Performer||acomicsoul||2022|
|Tour Support Alan Carr|
|Tour Support Alan Carr - Performer||comicsoul||2022|
|Comedy Therapy - Creator/Performer||Various venues worldwide||2022 — 2023|
|Broken Toys - Performer||Edinburgh Fringe Festival||2019|
|Tour Support Jim Gaffigan|
|Tour Support Jim Gaffigan - Performer||H2N||2019|
|7 Pecados Rurais|
|7 Pecados Rurais - Carnival worker||Cinemate||2013|
Podcast and Online Content
|Next Level Tutorials|
|Next Level Tutorials - Actor/Writer||Bybit x Oracle Red Bull Racing||2022|
|Comedy Therapy - Creator/Performer||2022 — 2023|