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Áramótaskaup 2019
Culture

Laugh Out the Old:
Iceland’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Tradition

Icelandic New Year’s Eve parties are notorious for their ill-advised combination of copious quantities of alcohol and ample access to explosives. Yet amidst the pollution and chaos of the night, every party has a distinct, hour-long lull. The reason is the TV comedy special Áramótaskaupið, which has satirised the top news stories of the year with skits and songs since its debut on radio in the 1940s.

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Stand-up comedian Ari Eldjárn
Culture

“Comedy is My Only Plan”

For a few days at the end of December, the most popular event in Reykjavík was Ari Eldjárn’s Áramótaskop. The year-in-review stand-up comedy show was a hit with audiences, and despite the limited time frame, a few days between Christmas and the New Year, Ari put on several sold-out shows in one of the biggest […]

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Stand-up comedian Ari Eldjárn
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Iceland’s Favourite Comedian is Going International

Comedian Ari Eldjárn has been popular in Iceland for years but recently, he started taking his stand-up international, playing the Edinburgh Fringe festival last year before taking his show to London and later this year, all the way to Australia

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