2017 has taken another one of our local talents. If you are a fan of Kenny Vs. Spenny, then you will remember Andre Arruda (episode: “First One to Laugh Loses”). You may have seen him in American Pie: Band Camp. Andre was born and raised right here in Kitchener Ontario. He was better known for his stand-up comedy and he worked hard to gain a cult following. At 3’ 4” tall, he had to work to stand out, and he did.
Andre passed away January 28 2017 at age 33, of Morquio’s syndrome. This is the same genetic disorder that hampered his growth. His sense of humour was to always poke fun at himself before somebody else could, and it worked. He made us look at life from his perspective, but let us laugh doing it.