Freek de Jonge

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Freek de Jonge
Freek de Jonge 2010-01.jpg
De Jonge in 2010
Birth name Frederik Jan George de Jonge
Born (1944-08-30) 30 August 1944 (age 70)
Westernieland, Netherlands
Medium Television, radio
Years active 1955-present
Genres Political satire
Subject(s) Politics, current events, life in general
Spouse Hella Asser (?-present)
This is a Dutch name; the family name is de Jonge, not Jonge.

Frederik "Freek" Jan Georg de Jonge (born 30 August 1944) is a Dutch cabaret performer and writer.

Biography[edit]

Early life and career[edit]

He was born in the village of Westernieland as son of a pastor. His family moved to Workum, and later to Zaandam and Goes. At age 11, Freek had his first performance on stage. After barely making it through high school, he studied cultural anthropology in Amsterdam. During his studies he met Bram Vermeulen (nl) and Johan Gertenbach, and they formed a group of comedy performers, Neerlands Hoop in Bange Dagen. In 1978, Neerlands Hoop, by the show "Bloed aan de paal" ("Blood on the Goalpost"), became famous for its fight against the participation of the Netherlands national football team at the football world cup in Argentina. In 1979, Neerlands Hoop split up and Freek de Jonge started his solo career.

Writer and musician[edit]

Besides performing in cabaret, Freek de Jonge has written the novels Zaansch Veem (1987), Neerlands Bloed (1991) and Opa's Wijsvinger (1993). He has been the host of some television shows and wrote two films: The Illusionist (1983) and De Komediant (1986). He also wrote a hip hop song with Dutch rapper Brainpower. In 1994, Freek de Jonge started to work with Nits. Under the name Frits, they performed covers of old Neerlands Hoop songs, translated Nits songs and newly written material. An album was released in 1995: Dankzij de Dijken. Freek de Jonge continued to work with their keyboard player Robert Jan Stips: Stips released two albums: Gemeen Goed in 1997 then Rapsodia in 1998. A cover of Bob Dylan's Death is not the end reached the first place of the Dutch charts in 1997. The musical co-operation with Robert Jan Stips continues to this day.

1997-present[edit]

From 1997 to October 2000, Freek de Jonge was a columnist of the daily newspaper Parool. He started a new experiment during the year 1999: under the name "De Jonge", he gave ten different shows from every variety of the cabaret scene. In February 2004, he went to Iraq for a week to perform for the Dutch troops.

On 12 November 2005, he received the Groenman prize from the Genootschap Onze Taal; this is a society which works with the Dutch language.

Personal life[edit]

De Jonge is married to Hella Asser, daughter of Dutch writer Eli Asser.

Shows[edit]

With Neerlands Hoop[edit]

  • 1970 : Neerlands Hoop In Bange Dagen
  • 1971 : Live In Wadway (n.h.)
  • 1971 : Neerlands Hoop In Panama
  • 1972 : Plankenkoorts
  • 1973 : Weerzien In Panama
  • 1974 : Neerlands Hoop Express
  • 1975 : Ingenaaid Of Gebonden
  • 1977 : Interieur
  • 1978 : Bloed Aan De Paal
  • 1979 : Offsmboet Ippq Dpef (Neerlands Hoop Code)

One man's shows[edit]

  • 1980 : De Komiek
  • 1981 : De Tragiek
  • 1982 : De Mars
  • 1983 : De Mythe
  • 1983 : De Openbaring (Oudejaarsconference)
  • 1983 : Stroman en Trawanten (with Willem Breuker Kollektief)
  • 1984 : Een verademing (Oudejaarsconference)
  • 1985 : De Bedevaart
  • 1985 : De Finale (Oudejaarsconference)
  • 1986 : Het Damestasje
  • 1987 : De Pretentie
  • 1988 : De Goeroe en de Dissident
  • 1989 : De Volgende
  • 1989 : De Ontlading (Oudejaarsconference)
  • 1992 : Losse nummers
  • 1992 : De Estafette (Oudejaarsconference)
  • 1994 : De Tol
  • 1994-1995 : Frits (with Nits)
  • 1996 : Langzame Liedjes (with Stips)
  • 1996 : Het Luik (Oudejaarsconference) de brand (nieuw jaarsconference)
  • 1997 : Gemeen goed (with Stips)
  • 1998 : Rapsodia (with Stips)
  • 1998 : Papa Razzia (Oudejaarsconference)
  • 2000 : De Conferencier, Het Boekenweekgeschenk En De Leugen
  • 2000 : De Gillende Keukenmeid (Oudejaarsconference)
  • 2001 : Het Laatste Oordeel (Oudejaarsconference)
  • 2002 : Parlando (with het Metropool Orkest)
  • 2003 : De Stemming (Verkiezingsconference)
  • 2004: De Vergrijzing
    • De Ganse Schepping
    • Het Offer
    • De Ontgroening
    • De Loods
    • (De Hond Van) Jonas
    • De Vergrijzing
    • De Waan
    • The Happy Few
    • Hunebedrock
    • Hollywooddream
    • De Sterfscène (with Theo Maassen)
    • Neerlands Hoop In Memoriam
    • De Grote Normen En Waarden Show
    • FRITS 2 (with Nits)
  • 2005 : Cordon Sanitaire
  • 2005 : Freek Doet De Deur Dicht
  • 2006 : Wat Is Er Nog Heilig?
  • 2006 : De Stemming 2006 (Verkiezingsconference)
  • 2007 : De Toeschouwer
  • 2008 : De Laatste Lach

Books[edit]

  • 1987 : Zaansch Veem (about his youth in Zaandam)
  • 1990 : De Brillenkoker
  • 1991 : Neerlands Bloed
  • 1993 : Opa's Wijsvinger
  • 1995 : De Rode Draad
  • 2000 : De Hoekvlag
  • 2004 : Door De Knieën
  • 2004 : Leven Na De Dood
  • 2006 : De Toeschouwer

Movies[edit]

External links[edit]