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Tuesday, July 18, 2017


(Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist)

Durban favourite Andre The Hilarious Hypnotist returns to UKZN’s Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre for two weeks this August.

Durban's theatre calendar would not be complete without its yearly visit of the Andre The Hilarious Hypnotist show. Born in Durban, Andre's parents later moved up to Gauteng but he has always considered himself a Durbanite at heart and the support he has received in Durban over the years has been astronomical.

Andre's ever-popular show is a mixed bag of hypnosis, funny routines, a unique brand of comedy and a very dry sense of humour. Combine all these ingredients and audiences can expect a show guaranteed to have them in stitches of laughter from beginning to end.

Andre believes that the success of the show is based on the fact that no two shows are ever the same. What makes the show even better is that the volunteers are friends and family which adds that touch of realism to the evening’s event. The show relies firstly on the people who volunteer and then even more on the reaction of these volunteers to his suggestions. And even there, Andre has no shortage in suggestions, adding Superman, a crowing cow, and a pas de deux to this year's mix of the weird and wonderful. But Andre's show does not stop there. In his search for the funniest volunteer in Durban, Andre will by public vote invite the funniest volunteer from every show to his final performance in Durban, where the winner will win a cash price and feature in Andre's new online Internet Television show.

What started as an idea has now become a weekly programme as thousands of people visit Andre's site to see just what the most creative person of the season will be doing next. If you consider yourself a performer, exhibitionist or would like to have a belly-aching laugh at your friends’ expense. then this is the show for you. Andre's show is family friendly and although Andre never knows what the volunteers might say or do, he promises to keep it clean enough for your mother-in-law to participate in the evening’s performance.

Catch Andre The Hilarious Hypnotist at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from August 8 to 20, 2017. Performances are at 20h00 (Tuesdays to Saturdays) and at 15h00 on Sundays. Tickets R120 booked through Computicket outlets at Shoprite Checkers, telephonically on 0861 915 8000, or online at

For block booking discounts (reserve 10 seats, pay for 8) call Ailsa on 083 250 2690 or e-mail