André moved to Vancouver, Canada in 1986 & discovered improvisational comedy & stand-up. The pinnacle of this period was opening for Bob Hope in Columbus, Ohio in 1992.
TV appearances include The Show (Channel 4); Comedy Blue (Comedy Central); The Stand-up Show (BBC1); Sunday Night Comics (Fox); The Big C (BBC3);Jongleurs Live (Paramount); Lee Evans Live (ITV); Harry Hill’s Fruit Fancies (BBC2); The Late Edition, (BBC4) & regular appearances on daytime panel games including Don’t drink the Water (Sky) & All Over The Shop (BBC1). André’s knowledge on all things funny has led him to be a frequent contributor on documentaries such as Parklife –The Life of South Park (Comedy Central); Goodbye Again, The Peter Cook and Dudley Moore Story (Channel 4) & Monty Python - In The Beginning. (BBC4). André is also one of the rare performers who has sat in a box on Celebrity Squares on three different continents!
In 2007 he wrote and performed in a two-man show with Phill Jupitus called Waiting for Alice where the two of them played Tweedledee and Tweedledum. This premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where André has been a regular performer since 1983 - he even sits as a Director on the board of the Festival. TV and film acting include We’re No Angels (Paramount Pictures); Bodger & Badger (BBC); The People Versus George Lucas (Quark Films); Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story (Ella Films); Electric Man (Grass Root Films); and BykerGrove. (BBC).
In 2002 André was diagnosed with kidney cancer and consequently wrote the highly acclaimed show Hurrah for Cancer: André Vincent is Unwell. It transferred to BBC4 where it won two TV awards including an American Independent Film award.
He is also a major writer on many late night topical TV talk shows, from Channel 4’s The 11 o’clock Show to BBC 4’s The Late Edition via work for Danny Baker, Bob Mills, Jonathan Ross & Jerry Springer. Andre has supplied them all with topical wise-cracks.