Season Finale! English Night at Apollo presents Magnus Betnér (SWE)
Our big monthly show at Apollo is having its season finale on the 19th of April where we present the biggest comedian in Scandinavia today, Magnus Betnér!
Magnus Betnér (SWE)
Often compared to ‘Lenny Bruce & Bill Hicks’, Betnér is already a legend in his native Sweden and stands alone as a unique and incomparable Protagonist. Here is a comedian unafraid to deliver his views and opinions with razor sharp precision leaving no stone unturned. This is a dark hard hitting comedy maestro daring to go where other comedians fear to tread, delivering you truth, honesty but most of all accuracy on the most current and controversial of topics.
Betnér is the biggest name in Sweden, awarded the accolade of best comedian twice, in 2005 and more recently in 2010. So far he has produced 5 DVDs, hosts his own radio show and stared in one of Sweden’s most successful stand up shows entitled “In your face” where he’d openly perform to audiences that disliked him.
Ben Kersley (UK)
Ben Kersley, writer, comedian and bon vivant grew up in Birmingham, England, studied Drama at Bristol and struggled as an actor/comedian in London for many years. The highlight of his career in London was playing the part of The Honey Monster in commercials for Sugar Puffs (as well as playing a couple of other characters for The Jim Henson Company).
He has been doing comedy for a number of years including a short lived BBC Radio 4 series called ’2000 years of Radio’ and touring comedy with shows such as ‘A Stroke Of Midnight’ and ‘Dickie Banana’ – The story of a mass murdering Music Hall entertainer who maims and entertains his way to stardom. He has fallen over professionally as a window cleaner in the children’s show BRUM.
In 2006, Ben moved to Linköping in Sweden, where he began performing stand up in both English and Swedish. Since then, he has started a comedy club, brought over big names from the UK and toured with his own one man show.
Host: Louis Zezeran (AUS)
Australian Louis Zezeran has lived in only 4 different countries, which makes him a disappointment by his countryman’s standards and he now uses the presence of “stand up comedy” to disguise his cultural insensitivity. While living in Finland, Louis secretly prays for another Russian invasion so in the ensuing peasant led revolt and anarchy he can claim to be a native Finn from 5 generations and get a citizenship. Alternatively in the more likely scenario that Russia invades Estonia, his plan would work equally well there. You choose Putin.
Fun fact not everyone knows about Louis, he has a degree in computer science but like the parents who treat you well and you still abandon, he is long gone and now performs and organizes English comedy shows across Scandinavia.