André de Freitas

André studied at the acclaimed drama school Escola Professional de Teatro de Cascais from the age of 15, which lead to TV and feature film work in his home country of Portugal. Having then discovered stand-up comedy, André moved to the UK for 5 years until Brexit, when he left to perform comedy around the world. He has toured all over the globe, including multiple countries around Europe, Dubai and Australia where he recently performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and picked up the “Best International New Act” Award.

In 2023 André returned to the UK where he made history by being the first ever Portuguese comedian to perform a solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His debut show - ‘What If’ was critically acclaimed, having received a number of 5 star reviews and also made the list of the funniest jokes of the 2023 Fringe by The Telegraph.

André is also the creator and co-star of the popular phenomenon Comedy Therapy, a live format that brings together comedy and mental health. The live show became a podcast, quickly sky-rocketing to the number 3 podcast in Portugal. André has, so far, supported Jim Gaffigan, Jim Jefferies, Alan Carr, Russell Peters and TJ Miller on tour around the World.