André is without any doubt South Africa’s best-known stage hypnotist. His repeat bookings tell it all – from the South African companies who recognise the power that un-bridled laughter brings to their staff, clients and families. While he continues to fill theatres across the country and beyond our borders, he leaves hundreds of thousands of audience members – from all walks of life – weak from laughter and relieved from any stress they had when they took their seats.
By combining his eye for the just-plain-weird, he holds audiences spellbound. Add his unique brand of dry wit to an uncanny ability to get members of the public to engage – and the wackiness and crazy antics which follow please those who’ve seen him before just as much as the first timers in the audience.
His unforgettable, highly-interactive performances leave audiences see-sawing between fits of laughter and gasping for breath as audience members drop deep into hypnotic trances and lose all their inhibitions – with just the click of his fingers.
His shows are geared for all types and all ages – and it’s no surprise then that his stage appearances are eagerly anticipated by his loyal fans throughout South Africa – with some having witness the magic over 20 times!
André has made over 200 television appearances and presented his explosively funny shows during which he has hypnotised well over 30000 people.
Trained by the legendary Max Collie – and having set broken attendance records in theatres across South Africa, he fondly remembers – at the tender age of 20 – stepping for the first time onto the stage at the Bloemfontein Civic Theatre to thunderous applause. Those six performances were followed by another four, when the theatre was again filled to capacity – and the rest, as they say – is history.