Andre Vincent (born in Penge, England) is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor. Vincent sits on the board of The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society. A situational comic, Vincent is known for his observations about health matters, including his experiences with diabetes, cancer and kidney surgery.
Appearances have included a Saturday night show on Channel 4, nine sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, numerous radio shows, the presenter of two award-nominated television programmes, regular appearances on daytime panel games and even an appearance as himself in the children’s drama Byker Grove. Vincent began to incorporate more material about himself into his comedy routine after his diagnosis with cancer and the removal of a 7lb tumour from his kidney in 2002, having in earlier shows received positive audience response from earlier references to his diabetes and a knee injury. He later incorporated the material into an award winning TV show for BBC, Hurrah for Cancer.
Vincent started working with Marcus Brigstocke in 2005 on the BBC Four show The Late Edition, the first live topical show on the BBC for many years. The pair took a live version of the show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2006 and since then have performed “The Early Edition” at many of the leading UK festivals.