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JOS HOUBEN

Comedy Staging

Jos Houben is internationally acclaimed as a leader in the field of comedy and physical theatre.

Performing, writing, teaching, and directing worldwide for the past 30 years, he has worked with leading international organisations and artists including: Peter Brook, Ecole Jacques Lecoq, The Right Size, Georges Aperghis, Théâtre de Complicité - Simon McBurney, National Theatre London, Ragdoll Ltd, Thames TV, Opera North, Centre National des Arts du Cirque, British Council and Opéra Comique.

He has received the prestigious Perrier Comedy Award (1986, Théâtre de Complicité) and Olivier Award for Best Entertainment (1999, The Right Size). Houben’s one man show The Art of Laughter has been touring the world for the past 12 years. He has played month-long stints to sell-out audiences at the prestigious Théâtre du Rond-Point on the Champs-Élysées three years in a row. The show is such a success that Jos was featured on the front page of France’s Le Monde and interviewed on national news channels.

In 2016 Jos did comedy directing for the hit West End musical The Girls and toured extensively with the comedy duo Marcel. He directed Czech physical theatre company Squadra Sua’s new hit show Crossings which opened to wide acclaim in Prague in May 2019.

He is currently preparing two operas for Opéra de Rennes and Opera Caen as well as a new movement-based show with contemporary dancer Raphaelle Delaunay.

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