Raoul Heertje

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Raoul Heertje
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Raoul Heertje in 2010
Birth name Raoul Louis Heertje
Born (1963-03-11) 11 March 1963 (age 51)
Bussum, Netherlands
Medium Stand-up, television
Nationality Dutch
Years active 1990–present

Raoul Louis Heertje (Dutch pronunciation: [raːˈul ˈɦeːrcə]; born 11 March 1963, in Bussum) is a Dutch comedian. Being Jewish himself,[1] his comedy performances also includes Jewish humour.[2][3]

From 1983 till 1984 Heertje studied International Relations and Theatre Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After that he studied in Birmingham till 1986.

The notable international appearances he made were in the TV shows of Ruby Wax, Clive James, Jeremy Clarkson and in the British satirical programme Have I Got News for You (on series 9) in 1995. A year later he became a panelist in the successful Dutch version of the same show: Dit was het nieuws.

Raoul, and his brother Eric, founded comedyclub Toomler and Comedytrain, the stand-up comedy collective that introduced stand-up comedy in the Netherlands in the year 1990. In 2007 he is one of the members of The Amsterdam Underground Comedy Collective.

His father is the well-known economist Arnold Heertje.

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