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André Manuel

André Manuel tijdens 'Humor in bange tijden' in Theater aan het Spui/Filmhuis Den Haag op vrijdagavond 18 januari in Winternachten 2008.  - foto Serge Ligtenberg
André Manuel tijdens 'Humor in bange tijden' in Theater aan het Spui/Filmhuis Den Haag op vrijdagavond 18 januari in Winternachten 2008.  - foto Serge Ligtenberg

(1966) is a cabaret artist and a musician. With a full evening's entertainment Manuel proves himself a committed, provocative cabaret artist, his dialect being an extra asset. Social wrongs are dealt with with harsh jokes, leading to some members of the audience leaving the theatre. At the moment he tours the country with the programme Burger (Citizen), dealing with the 'deplorable State of the Netherlands and How It Could Come This Far'. Since 1985 he has performed with the socially critical band 'Fratsen'. In 1990 he won the Camaretten festival and the chief award of the Leids Cabaret Festival. His first big show was called Ik wil een beest in bed (I want an Animal in Bed) 1990. Nationwide he won acclaim with his show Krang (1997). In 2004 his book The Tragic Demise of the Dutchman as We Knew Him appeared, a comical indictment against the royal family, the United States, veganistic Marxists and religion.

(WIN 2008)

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  • Winternachten 2008 – Winternachten vrijdagavond

    André Manuel

    Poignant observations comprised in sharp texts combined with bonedry humour: André Manuel is a modern-day, contrary troubadour deboning this twisted world word for word and note for note to the core. In addition to his cabaret Manuel succeeds in surprising his audience musically as well. He is a gifted singer who with his raw voice and typically Dutch accent renders his poetic texts beautifully. This pure impressionist proves that words can derive meaning from the way they sound. In Dutch

  • Winternachten 2008 – Winternachten vrijdagavond

    Humour in anxious days

    In the media we often get to see angry muslims from the Arab world. You would almost think that they have nothing to laugh about and that we in the West have a bigger sense of humour. A programme hosted by Raoul Heertje on subjects and taboos concerning humour in the Arab and western worlds. Provocative cabaret artist André Manuel opens the debate with a column. Other participants are imam Abdulwahid van Bommel, Egyptian writer Ra'oef Moes'ad Basta, who lives in the Netherlands, and Kees van Kooten. With live jokes from the East and the West. In Dutch.