Pardon My Icelandic is the title of comedian Ari Eldjárn’s Netflix special, which premiered yesterday, December 2. Ari referred to the special as a dream come true. In the programme, Ari pokes fun at Iceland and its claims of greatness “per capita,” as well as making light of the differences between Icelanders and their Nordic neighbours.
Comedian Ari Eldjárn, 39, has been performing standup for some 11 years. He has worked as a writer on Icelandic TV programmes and has performed in the UK and Australia.
Iceland Review interviewed Ari Eldjárn about his career in comedy and translating jokes between cultures.