Monday, 17 October 2011

Provocative Swedish comedy back on the London stage

Photo: Helena Sandklef
Stand-up comedian Magnus Betnér is returning to Britain to once again have us in stitches over his reflections and remarks on contemporary society, culture, religion and not least politics, starting in London on 2 November and finishing in Edinburgh on 6 November.

With over 10 years behind him as a TV and stand-up comedian back in Sweden, Betnér is one of few Scandinavian comedian who have ventured further afield and is making a name for himself in the UK and the States. Betnér’s frank attitude and in-your-face monologues are a sharp contrast to the reserved and polite veneer that Swedes are often associated with abroad. Non the less he has gained recognition in Sweden and beyond for daring to bring some of the most touchy subjects of contemporary Europen society onto the comedy stage and although it is certainly not for the faint-hearted nor the politically correct, it has taken him to the fore-front of Swedish comedy and gotten him several awards appointed by his industry colleagues.

You can find out more about Betnér as well as his tour plan and where to buy tickets on his website

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