The first ever Reykjavík Comedy Festival, which was supposed to begin this week, was postponed until next spring because of poor ticket sales and cancellation of two international standup artists.
“It is disappointing, of course, but there’s no use in giving up,” one of the organizers, Bjarni Haukur Thórsson, told visir.is.
“We had promoted it a lot, both in universities and high schools and even tried to lower the ticket price but maybe these kids don’t have any money,” Thórsson said, surprised at the lack of enthusiasm for the festival.
“Everyone we mentioned it to agreed that it was time to do something like this, it is a tradition in many cities. But we just have to try again with the rising sun and then hopefully Icelanders will react differently,” Thórsson concluded.
Those who had bought tickets to the festival will be repaid.
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