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Monday 15 April 2024

Netflix Star & Grandson Of Iceland's Former President Brings His Return Of The Icelandic Show To Komedia Brighton

Iceland's biggest stand up comedian (and first-ever Netflix star) Ari Eldjárn comes to Komedia Brighton, this April, as part of his debut UK tour Return of the Icelandic.

The grandson of his homeland's former president, Ari is the beating heart and unofficial ambassador for a fascinatingly humorous frozen rock called Iceland. 

A family man with a unique perspective by being locally famous in his own country; having run-ins with Icelandic tabloids, navigating a new relationship and being a father, all the while travelling around the world performing comedy. 

Strap in for an unforgettable show from this former flight attendant, whose fast, charming comedy has earned him the title of Iceland"s biggest comedian.

Born and raised in Reykjavík, Ari has done numerous TV specials, toured extensively across Scandinavia, sold out the National Theatre for months on end, mixed comedy and classical music with the Icelandic National Symphony and performed with comedians such as Ari Shaffir, Bill Burr and Ed Byrne. 

Ari's international career has seen him sell out entire runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, London Soho Theatre and Melbourne Comedy Festival.

His debut solo show in English, Pardon my Icelandic, explored subjects including fatherhood, working as a flight attendant and living in a country with a population the size of Coventry. 

Netflix is now streaming the show after being recorded live at the National Theatre of Iceland, making Ari the first Icelandic comedian to receive a Netflix Comedy Special.

Ari has also written on the popular Icelandic New Year sketch show Áramótaskaup, performed stand up on Icelandic chat show Hringekjan, filmed his own stand up special for RUV and written and starred in sketch show Drekasvæðið (RUV). 

Ari Eldjárn plays Komedia Brighton on Tuesday 23rd April 2024. Tickets are available HERE

by: Mike Cobley




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