David Armand (born David Whitehead) is an English comedian, actor and writer. He was educated at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He has performed for television, stage, film and radio.
As a member of the sketch comedy troupe The Hollow Men, he appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe four times between 1999 and 2002, and then went on to appear at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado in 2003, and the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal in 2005. The group wrote and starred in their self-titled TV series for Comedy Central in the US, and two series for BBC Radio 4.
He is well-known for his mime style interpretive dance of Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn” (in character as “Johann Lippowitz” – an Austrian “interpretive dance artist”). In 2005 one of his performances was presented on HBO Comedy and subsequently spread through the internet.The performance is often labeled as ‘Karaoke for the Deaf,’ or ‘Karaoke for the Hearing Impaired.
He performed his famous dance on stage live with Natalie Imbruglia at the 2006 Secret Policeman’s Ball for Amnesty International. The performance started with Armand dancing with Imbruglia singing live vocals backstage, then on-stage, and concluded with Imbruglia performing Armand’s dance moves alongside him.
As Johann Lippowitz, Armand has performed several other songs, including “Wherever I Lay My Hat” by Paul Young and “Don’t Look Back in Anger” by Oasis .
As an actor, his TV appearances include Pulling, The Armstrong and Miller Show, Swinging, Peep Show and the CBBC sketch show Sorry, I’ve Got No Head, for which he also writes.
Armand has recently starred in BBC Three sitcom, How Not To Live Your Life as Eddie Singh, the widowed grandmother’s carer. He has also appeared in several online BBC comedy sketches with a group called This is Wondervision
Ha frequentato il college di St Catherine e l’accademia di Musica e Arti Drammatiche a Londra.
Si è esibito in televisione, sul palco, in alcuni film e per radio.
Come membro del quartetto comico “The hollow men” si è esibito presso l’Edinburgh Fringe per quattro volte tra il 1999 ed il 2002, nel 2003 si è esibito nel “US Comedy Arts Festival” ad aspen e nel 2005 al festiva Just For Laughs a Montreal.
E’ famoso per la sua interpretazione mimica di Torn (una canzone di Natalie Imbruglia).
Nel 2005 una delle sue performance venne presentata al HBO e di seguitò divenne un viral in rete.
Si esibì nel 2006 con Natalie Imbruglia per il “Secret Policeman’s Ball”.
L’esibizione cominciò con Armand che ballava mentre Natalie cantava in sottofondo dal backstage e si è conclusa con Natalie che mimava il mimo.
Armand ha da poco preso parte a tre sitcom della BBC e in molti altri sketch con un gruppo chiamato “This is Wondervision”
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