Hilarious hypnotist brings show home again

ON STAGE: Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist entertains at the Guild theatre this week Picture: THEO JEPTHA

Andre Grove, popularly known as Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist, is bringing his much-anticipated annual show back to East London’s Guild Theatre from August 30 to September 3.

Though Grove has emigrated to the UK, he remains committed to his home audience in Buffalo City.

He has been a regular performer at the Guild Theatre for the last 30 years, returning yearly with a renewed passion for his craft and his love for East London audiences.

Grove is excited about returning to his hometown to provide local audiences with an unforgettably fun show.

“People can expect a two-hour show filled with hilarious routines ranging from the old favorites to a combination of new routines,” said Grove.

“I love East London and I have in the past 30 years performed there for up to three weeks at a time. The people there are just special. I am never short of volunteers at the show, which really makes my job so much easier.”

Grove began his career as a budding magician after watching performances by the legendary Max Collie, who later became his mentor.

“I still have a vested interest in magic but was so impressed by Max Collie and his performances on stage that I just knew that was what I wanted to do for a living.

“I am no more special than the many other highly successful performers.

“I am incredibly appreciative that I have been blessed with 30 years of continued support by audiences across South Africa. People do not know how much ongoing support means to me.

“After 30 years, I am not going to change my career and I look forward to crossing paths with many more people in my future.”

He added: “If you have never seen my show before you are in for a treat because you won’t know what to expect.

“It’s a show where members of the public get to suspend their imagination for two hours and turn into a superman, a lifeguard,

or even Kurt Darren and be recognized as the star of the evening’s performance.”

Grove’s two-hour show at the Guild Theatre runs from Tuesday, August 30 until Saturday, September 3.

Tickets are available online at Computicket or from any Shoprite/ Checkers outlets. Tickets are R80 for the August 30 performance and R100 for the other shows.

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