Kees Torn

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Kees Torn, 1991

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 (Death and destruction)
  • 2009: Einde verhaal (End of story)
  • 2010-2011: Loze kreten
  • 2016: Eraf met dat dak

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