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 up-stage everyone. He then became a boy chorister, to the delight of his family whose dream was for him to follow his grandma 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 Hamlet could indeed 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.
André Vincent is one of those rare entertainers who does it all. Comedian, actor, writer, director, presenter, singer, circus boy…a born show-off.