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20 years of fun

Spaugstofan – Iceland’s version of Saturday Night Live, celebrated its 20-year anniversary on Sunday in style RÚV reports. The five members of the comedy gang, Karl, Örn, Sigurdur, Pálmi and Randver, invited friends and dignitaries to their birthday party – and also friends who are dignitaries, including Prime Minister Halldór Ásgrímsson, a victim of many of their jokes. In his speech at the party, Ásgrímsson thanked the spaugstofumenn for their help in maintaining his political career – by, for instance, portraying him as so humourless that whenever he managed to crack a joke, people laughed heartily, since their expectations are so routinely low.

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