Kees Torn

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Kees Torn (born 1967 in Oostburg) is a Dutch text writer and comedy performer.

Career[edit]

Torn started his cabaret performance in 1991, when he was studying at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. As "Kees en Ik" (Kees and I), he performed quite a successful show with fellow student Gerrie Hondius. In 1994 he made his official solo-debut with the show "Laat maar laaien".[1][2] Torn is known for his old fashioned style of comedy performance, which consists largely of songs and poems. Torn prefers to write about whisky, cigars and love.[3]

Prizes and nominations[edit]

  • 1991: "Groningen Studentencabaret Festival": personality prize (Kees & Ik)
  • 1994: "Leids Cabaret Festival": jury- and audience-prize
  • 1996: "Werftheaterprijs"
  • 1997: Conamus-supportprize
  • 1998 (or 1999?): Annie M.G. Schmidtprize
  • 2005: Nominated for "Neerlands Hoop"
  • 2007: Won VSCD Poelifinario 2006-2007

Shows[edit]

  • 1995: "Laat maar laaien"
  • 1996: "Als ik het niet dacht"
  • 1998: "Plek Zat" (Room enough)
  • 2001: "Mooie boel" (Nice mess)
  • 2002: "In de gloria"
  • 2004: "Doe mee en win"
  • 2006: "Dood en verderf" (Destruction and death)
  • 2009: "Einde verhaal" (End of story)
  • 2010-2011: "Loze kreten"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography of Kees Torn (zwartekat.nl)
  2. ^ Kees Torn lust er nog wel één, article in Cursor, university newspaper of the Technical University of Eindhoven, written by Huibert Spoorenberg, may 22nd, 1997
  3. ^ Taalvirtuoos Torn is dromerig en giftig, Patrick van den Hanenberg, De Volkskrant, November 29th, 2004