André Wickström

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André Wickström
Born (1976-02-11) 11 February 1976 (age 38)
Sipoo, Eastern Uusimaa, Finland

André Wickström (born 11 February 1976 in Sipoo, Eastern Uusimaa, Finland) is a Finland Swedish comedian and actor, performing in both the Swedish and the Finnish language.

Wickström was born in Paipis in Sipoo east of Helsinki. His debut as a stand up comedian came in 1995 and he got his degree from the Theatre Academy in 1999. In 2003, thanks to the TV show W-Tyyli, Wickström reached a broad audience in Finland. In W-Tyyli Wickström portrayed a fictional talk-show host in a documentary fashion preparing the evenings show by welcoming and pre-pepping actual celebrities for the evenings show. W-tyyli was as a format sold to multiple countries including Britain and Belgium.[1]

Wickström has later appeared more and more on Swedish television instead. In 2006, Wickström was one of the hosts of the TV show Veckans nyheter on Kanal 5 in Sweden. Since 2007 he is also a panelist in the popular Swedish TV-program Parlamentet. In 2008 he was a frequent guest in the Swedish TV comedy Morgonsoffan.

Helsinki comedy clubs Club Viirus and The Comedy Kitchen are both launched by Wickström.

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  1. ^ http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Format+of+Finnish+TV+show+sold+to+UK+iW-tyylii+a+parody+of+making+a+talk+show/1076153407974

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