Andre King

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Andre King
Top Skills
  • Comedy Host
  • Compere/MC
  • Judge
Top Interests
  • Film & Television
  • Race Relations
  • Satire
  • Stand up comedy
Location

Auckland

MC, Comedian, Actor, Host, After Dinner Speaker

Andre King is a member of the ‘comedy’ elite. He is one of an exclusive number of comics who are regularly booked internationally, an extraordinary entertainer who is able to bridge the divide and perform successfully to audiences from a range of backgrounds regardless of cultural, ethnic and on occasion, language barriers. He has headlined shows throughout the UK & Europe and has shared the billing with comedy stalwarts such as Lee Evans, Jimmy Carr & Bill Bailley. Andre is also recognised for his acting appearances in local television productions ‘Auckland Daze’ & ‘The Almighty Johnsons’ and has recently finished work as 'Peckham' in the BBC America TV series 'Tatau' (available February 2015). A regular speaker for the Hong Kong Carbine Club luncheon every year at the Hong Kong Sevens tournament, Andre consistently delivers a rollicking good show to some of the worlds business & sporting high flyers. He is one of the few western comics to ever perform on the Macau Casino circuit and has for many years performed for various sections of the military including the Queen’s personal bodyguards - The Household Cavalry (reference included). He has performed 5 star shows internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Hong Kong Comedy Festival, The Jakarta Fringe Festival in addition to the New Zealand International Comedy Festival and is in such international demand as to have received invites to perform at the San Francisco & Hollywood Comedy Festivals as well. Andre King currently resides in Auckland, New Zealand where he has returned to perform as a television presenter of his own show ‘Hardcase’ on MTS Television and is also busy working on scripts for two movies and a second television series based on his previous experiences as a licensed private investigator.

Testimonials (8)

  • RE: Trucks & Trailers Auckland Christmas Function 2016. Dear Andre, I would like to thank you for the great night of entertainment that you provided at our Auckland 2016 Christmas function. You mingled well with the crowd to get to know them and gauge their level of humour that you then applied well. It was great to see you participate in the karaoke and also encourage others to do the same. The staff all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the humour that you provided. I would have no hesitation in booking your services again or recommending you to others. Kelly Henshaw Service Manager
  • I am a Trustee of Friends of Fiji Heart Foundation, I retained the services of Andre King as MC for our fundraising event held at The Pullman in Auckland city. The event catered to 600 persons, of multiple religions and cultural backgrounds, Many of whom are part of the top cardio thoracic surgery teams in the world, in addition to various titans of industry who were in attendance. We knew this was going to be a difficult task for the MC which is why we opted to hire a professional. Within seconds of taking the stage as the MC, Andre King had the crowd in fits of laughter. He set the stage afire with his passion and his confidence. Something which could not have been achieved without the empathy and insight he displayed to us in the weeks leading up to the event. His careful study of our unique position and how to present it in the best possible light saved us all a lot of time that would have been whittled away, fretting about the choices made. Andre King showed the benefit of his involvement, with good judgement and delivered a performance that most certainly exceeded our expectations. Our Charity raised over $150,000 on the night and I consider Andre King's role in all this was immense. Kirit Patel Trustee, Friends of Fiji Heart Foundation
  • Andre was the host and MC for our school's Comedy Club fundraiser this year. Andre was great to deal with, super speedy communication via email and really happy to help us out where we needed. As an MC and host for the night Andre was flawless, he held the gig together, provided a smooth transition between the acts and was excellent at managing the crowd. Andre was happy to work with us to plug the various fundraising activities we had running on the evening - which in our experience with other guest speakers hasn't always been the case. I would highly recommend Andre if you are looking for someone to assist you in putting on a similar event. - Laura Chamberlain, Trustee, Friends of St Joseph's
  • We highly recommend Andre King, he has the ability to genuinely improve any event you may be planning. We have all heard “brilliantly funny” and that he is, even more though, Andre is also incredibly clever. He captivated and amused a large group of diverse personalities, exceeding all expectations. It is challenging to get a majority of our staff to agree at the best of times and yet Andre easily held the audience with his sheer talent and kept everyone interested, a truly humorous entertainer. The consensus is clear, simply an “excellent night, very funny”, thank you Andre. Both personally and professionally a pleasure to deal with. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kelley Jones - Mason Contractors Ltd
  • I have utilized Andre King as an MC and a comedian for both corporate and private events, and it is with great pleasure that I write a reference for him. Andre's performances have been nothing short of world class and those in attendance always comment positively for days after. Andre has a natural ability to command a room. but in a very relaxed and subtle manner.Andre 's delivery is well pitched for the audience , and his scope is well suited for many different occasions and situations. I thoroughly recommend him for any corporate or private events. He is very charming on and off stage, and displayed a wide topical knowledge, and also insight and research into the audience he is speaking to. That level of intelligence alone puts him a cut above most comedians . Andre has never failed to help strengthen our corporate brand positioning, or to become the pivotal success of a private function. A rare talent. I thoroughly recommend. Tony Jenks Director
  • The Icehouse is committed to creating a high performing New Zealand economy where ideas and businesses thrive. We believe that to unleash the economic potential, we need to lift the capabilities and aspirations of owners, entrepreneurs and people who run start-up and SME businesses to enable them to take the business further. In my role as Relationship Manager I am always on the look-out for inspirational speakers, musicians, entertainers etc. Last year I went to a comedy evening put on by the Paddington Pub and Andre King was in the line-up and I thought he was the best comedian that evening. I have engaged Andre twice as an after-dinner comedian and he really connects with his audience. He is a master mimic, adopting different accents easily. What I particularly like is his ‘clean’ comedy which is both hilarious and appropriate. I would have no hesitation in recommending Andre to anyone who is looking for a stand-up comedian. Along with being funny he is also professional. He created a very welcome vibe in the room and after his session to stayed for a while to engage with all the guests. Raewyn Goodwin Relationship Manager The Icehouse r.goodwin@theicehouse.co.nz
  • "Amazing to deal with, very well organised and Andre kept us well informed every step of the way which in turn made organising this from our end a breeze. The feedback from everyone that attended was fantastic and the show was very well tailored to the members that came and also to Mosgiel (township)" Bec Ruthven Mosgiel RSA 10 September 2016
  • I am just writing to confirm your wonderful efforts for the Carbine Club of Hong Kong. As you know, you appeared at three of our annual Rugby Sevens lunches in succession and also one of our International Races Luncheons a couple of years back. Our members and guests were delighted with your presentation and your humour. You were, in fact, one of the best received speakers we have had in my time in the Hong Kong Carbine Club (and that dates from 1998). As we discussed, the club’s events usually don’t allow for speakers to return all that quickly and the fact that you were invited to do the rugby event three years in a row speaks volumes. I am sure that, with a little more water under the bridge, the new committee will be in touch about a return. - Bruce Stinson, Carbine Club of Hong Kong

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