Yan Friis

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Yan Reidar Friis (born 13 August 1952)[1] is a Norwegian comedian, writer, music journalist and radio host.

Friis started his writing career at the Norwegian Labour daily newspaper Arbeiderbladet. After that he worked years at the youth magazine Det Nye where he established himself as one of Norway's best music writers.[who?] Since 1993 he have written articles and interviews for the magazine Vi Menn, where he has been reporting editor since 2007. In 2000 he got the prize "Friends of Thailand" from Tourist Authorities of Thailand.

Friis also works as a humourist in NRK P1, where he since 1996 has been a co-host at the popular radio program Herreavdelingen together with Finn Bjelke.[2][3]

In 2003 Friis started the publishing house Saranya Forlag together with coin dealer Jan Olav Aamlid to re-release the scientist Carl Bock's work Temples and Elephants from 1884.

At the local election in 2007Friis was candidate for the Coastal Party.[4]


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