Stefan Hendricks won the Jury Prize at the 43rd edition of the Leeds Cabaret Festival. says in jury report† “It’s really funny.”
The 31-year-old Hendrix performed in the finale at the Leiden Theater with a program about what he calls “being a man in a post-apocalyptic society”. Jury member Nina de la Croix said: NOS with a view of tomorrow† “It’s not ethical, but it’s humorous.”
Hendrix, born in Venlo, graduated as a comedian from the Koningstheater Academy in Den Bosch in 2013 and has since practiced primarily cabaret improvisation. With fellow comedian Andres Tonroe and pianist Joep Holigi, he formed the improvisational group Limited Durability.
Hendricks sees people like Daniel Arends and Henri van Loon as examples in Holland, he told Het Uog. Judge de la Croix believes he can follow in their footsteps in terms of success. “He has all the aspects that I think could be great.”
The other two finalists at the Leids Cabaret Festival also received awards. Pete van Eggen received the Audience Award and Celine Schrama received the Student Award. This was the first time in the festival’s history that prizes were awarded to all finalists.
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