Who’s Upstairs: Andre Ballot

LYN_0158-EditAndre Ballot can be seen in Mother City Sketch at Alexander Upstairs from the 16th to 18th of July

Home town?
Pretoria

Tell us a little more about your show?
A glorious medley of silly (and sometimes profound) comedy sketches.

And what’s next on the cards for you?
To keep pushing the boundaries of amazing local comedy.

And the project you’re dreaming of?
A TV Sketch comedy show.

How did you get into theatre?
I saw Improv comedy in Stellenbosch and fell in love with the format and now I am doing both Improv and sketch comedy.

Dinner with any two figures from history: who would you invite and what would you serve them?
(Even as a secular humanist) Pizza with Jesus! Also: Mint Crisp waffles with Carl Sagan.

Favorite spot in Cape Town (besides Alexander Bar, obviously)?
The Waterfront. (Yes, I feel like a tourist there, in the good way. #fromPretoria)

What excites you about theatre?
Entertaining people and especially making them laugh is one of life’s finer gifts.

What mistakes have you made and learned the most from?
Hurting or judging others due to a lack of understanding their perspective which, through some wisdom, could be overcome.

What do you think people should be talking about?
Socio-economic upliftment of those who need it most.