The one and only Jonas Gardell!! :-D Never heard of him, you say?? Gasp!! Well, now here's your chance to learn something new today.
Jonas Gardell is the funniest Swede ever. Standup comedian, author, songwriter, screenwriter, singer, all-around renaissance man artist type person. Not to mention a very tough guy. Very tough. He's not very tall, he's not a big guy in any way shape or form, and everyone in his entire country knows that he's gay. What does he do when some neonazis shout at him in a dark and empty street late at night, Fucking faggot!! Is he scared? Sure, who wouldn't be. Does he make like he didn't hear, does he run? Hell no! :-D He goes right up to them and says Excuse me?? What did you just say to me??
Of course they beat the shit out of him, but I mean, seriously, respect!! :-D
This post is first and foremost for the benefit of my friend Dag-Erling, who when we went out to dinner a couple of weeks ago revealed - shockingly!! - that he allegedly has no idea who this Gardell person is. :-o So ... here are some bits and pieces that will at least begin to lift the veil of ignorance. ;-) It's all in Swedish, I'm afraid, but at least one of the clips has English subtitles ... for those of you who are into that kind of thing.
Jonas Gardell - the one, the only, the boy with the elephant pants ... !!!
My favorite piece of anything & everything that he's ever done ever. He explains why he doesn't like horror movies and recounts what he perceives to be a typical sample of the genre. Unbelievably funny.
Talking about the first job he ever got as an entertainer. Help, heelp ... !! Can't anyone heelp me ... !! :-D
The Australia monologue from his show Life. With English subtitles, yay! :-)
The 'retarded boy' monologue from a show called, ahem, A Finely Tuned Evening with Jonas Gardell. *cough*
There's plenty more where this came from, so I hope you enjoyed it ... !! ;-) trilltrall, guess what, I even found a clip with the rain ponchos ... !! :-D
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