UpdateThings are going well for Herman Finkers, given the circumstances. The 68-year-old comedian, who has leukemia, is satisfied with how things are going. “I’m still walking around. I feel good”, he said Friday evening in front of 1,128,000 viewers in André van Duin’s program, At Van Duin in the backseat.
More than twenty years ago, Finkers was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, a form with the longest life expectancy. In 2023, he is still full of ambitions. That’s what success tastes like The legs of Sint-Hildegard (in which he played the leading role), to more. “I would like to make a movie. Or a theater program. But when should you do it all? For now I’m still very busy with the things that interest no one, except me”, he confided to Van Duin.
,,Although”, he continued with a smile, his glasses in his hands, ,,two more CDs will be released in April.” Finkers rewrote the Jorismis (which he himself composed on the occasion of his marriage) and made a album ‘with songs he wrote outside the theaters’. ,,And I am The little Prince translating into Twente. The holy princess. I enjoy that very much.”
Finkers also discussed the usefulness of cabaret on the red plush of the old-timer, which drove through the streets of his hometown of Almelo on Friday evening and was jokingly driven by writer Özcan Akyol. “I sometimes say: A cabaret artist is a comedian with a defect. A comedian can make people laugh. Timed just right, with a good look. A comedian always needs an excuse, a quasi-intellectual thing.”
Finkers, on his show After the Intermission, talked about when he was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia:
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