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  • May 25th 8:00 PM
  • May 25th 10:00 PM
Ticket price:2.900 - 4.900 kr.
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“Pardon My Icelandic” at the Icelandic National Theatre

Icelandic comedian Ari Eldjárn performs his stand-up show “Pardon My Icelandic” at Iceland’s national Theatre for one night only on May 25th.

The show, which consists of Eldjárn’s best english material throughout the years, was premiered at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival in 2017 where it sold out its entire run. The show was subsequently picked up by London’s Soho Theatre and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and went on to sell out a combined run of more than 50 performances in Scotland, England and Australia.

However it has rarely been performed in English in Iceland and for this occasion it will be filmed at the Icelandic National Theatre, making this a unique opportunity to see Iceland’s premier comedian on home turf, in his second language.

The show, which focusses on the Icelanders’ mentality and worldview, was a critical success with journalists both in the UK and Australia:

“Ari Eldjárn is a comedian from far-flung Iceland. You know, Iceland: Bjork, volcanoes, Vikings, snow. And apparently, excellent stand-up comedy.”

****½  Herald Sun, Michel Ward

“You don’t see too many jokes about the Faroese language being cracked on Live At The Apollo… but Eldjarn is good enough to make you think that one day, you will.”

**** Chortle, Steve Bennet

“After watching Ari Eldjarn you might find yourself saying things like: “Oh my goodness I’m being so Icelandic,” or “I wish I was more like a Danish person.”

**** The Scotsman, Claire Smith

“He’s got to at least be the funniest comedian from the Nordic countries – which all cop some good-natured ribbing in this laugh-out-loud show…” “This is comedy gold that’s definitely not lost in translation.”

**** Arts Hub, Patricia Maunder

Icelandic comedian Ari Eldjárn performs his stand-up show “Pardon My Icelandic” at Iceland’s national Theatre for one night only on May 25th.

The show, which consists of Eldjárn’s best english material throughout the years, was premiered at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival in 2017 where it sold out its entire run. The show was subsequently picked up by London’s Soho Theatre and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and went on to sell out a combined run of more than 50 performances in Scotland, England and Australia.

However it has rarely been performed in English in Iceland and for this occasion it will be filmed at the Icelandic National Theatre, making this a unique opportunity to see Iceland’s premier comedian on home turf, in his second language.

The show, which focusses on the Icelanders’ mentality and worldview, was a critical success with journalists both in the UK and Australia:

“Ari Eldjárn is a comedian from far-flung Iceland. You know, Iceland: Bjork, volcanoes, Vikings, snow. And apparently, excellent stand-up comedy.”

****½  Herald Sun, Michel Ward

“You don’t see too many jokes about the Faroese language being cracked on Live At The Apollo… but Eldjarn is good enough to make you think that one day, you will.”

**** Chortle, Steve Bennet

“After watching Ari Eldjarn you might find yourself saying things like: “Oh my goodness I’m being so Icelandic,” or “I wish I was more like a Danish person.”

**** The Scotsman, Claire Smith

“He’s got to at least be the funniest comedian from the Nordic countries – which all cop some good-natured ribbing in this laugh-out-loud show…” “This is comedy gold that’s definitely not lost in translation.”

**** Arts Hub, Patricia Maunder