Björn Gustafsson

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For the actor born in 1934, see Björn Gustafsson (born 1934).
Björn Gustafsson
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Björn Gustafsson in 2012
Born Lars Björn Gustafsson
(1986-02-19) 19 February 1986 (age 29)
Göteborg, Sweden[1][2]
Occupation Actor, Comedian
Years active 2005–present

Lars Björn Gustafsson (born 19 February 1986) is a Swedish comedian and actor. Björn was born in Romelanda, Sweden. He is known from TV-shows such as Parlamentet and Stockholm Live.[3][4]

Early and personal life[edit]

Björn studied at the Calle Flygares Theater School in Stockholm to become an actor.[1] He has among other things been in the Swedish movie Beck – Flickan i jordkällaren. But before his debut as an actor, he had already debuted in 2005 as a stand-up comedian at Bungy Comedy, a Swedish club for stand-up beginners. In 2006 he enrolled at Standup Star, a stand-up school, where among others, Özz Nûjen and Jakob Öqvist, two of the most well-known comedians in Sweden, have attended.[1]


As of 2008, his most notable appearance was in Melodifestivalen 2008, the Swedish selections for the Eurovision Song Contest. For example, he sang a song to Kristian Luuk's (the host) girlfriend Carina Berg. In his song he declared his love for her. Afterward, Berg said that she had to hide her cheeks so people couldn't see that she was blushing.

Gustafsson gained a certain degree of international fame following a World of Warcraft (WoW) joke in Parlamentet, talking about people wasting time on the internet by not contributing to their party's effort by playing inefficiently, using so much internal WoW terminology himself that he was incomprehensible to non-players.[citation needed] The scene was spread over the Internet, mainly on YouTube, where translations into other languages could also be found.

In 2008, Björn received big media attention by great efforts in Parlamentet and as an entertainment in the breaks to Melodifestivalens and he also got voted as the Sweden's funniest man by Aftonbladet's readers on 6 March 2008. He also read the Swedish votes at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008. He continued his "stand-up" shows at the big stage, in the 44th Guldbagge Awards in 2009 together with Johan Glans, and with Robert Gustafsson in the Svenska idrottsgalan 2009 (Swedish athletics awards) where he also presented the nominations for rookie of the year.


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