|Pseudonym||Anden (The Duck)|
July 6, 1975 |
|Medium||Stand-up, Rapping, Acting|
|Years active||Stand-up: 1993-present|
|Genres||Character comedy, Insult Comedy, Improvisational comedy|
|Notable works and roles||Terkel in trouble
Jul på Vesterbro
Tal For Dig Selv
Anders "Anden" ("The Duck") Matthesen (born July 6, 1975) is a Danish stand-up comedian, actor and rapper. He is known for creating a wide array of memorable characters and stereotypes which he uses as alter-egos in performances.
After failing as a rapper, Matthesen started his stand-up career at the Danish Stand-Up Championship in 1993, where he finished in second place. After making a name on this scene, as well as through his comedy radio stories, he also contributed to several other projects. For example, a television "Julekalender", Jul på Vesterbro, featured fourteen characters of his invention, all of them played by himself. These included the drunken, prostitute-addicted sailor Stewart Stardust, and his junkie son, Danny. The story revolves around Stewart's hot dog stand, which a band of terrorists attempts to use to detonate a nuclear device during a UN meeting in Copenhagen.
Anders Matthesen has also released several CDs with his radio material, in addition to the animated movie Terkel in Trouble, based on one of these. He has also shown himself as a capable actor in a few plays including one about the life of the Danish travel tycoon Simon Spies. In 2006 he revisited rapping on his album Soevnloes, to great success, earning a gold record.
Recently Anders Matthesen has gone back to his stand-up roots, touring Denmark with shows like Bytte, bytte købmand (in collaboration with stand-up comedian Thomas Hartmann) from 2009 and the new one man show "ANDERS" which was released on DVD on November 11, 2013.
- 2000 Hva' snakker du om? - Den ka' byttes Vol. 1
- 2001 Hva' snakker du om? - Arne fortæller... Terkel i knibe
- 2003 Jul på Vesterbro
- 2005 Snedronningen (Co-produced three tracks)
- 2006 Soevnloes
- 2010 Villa Peakstate
- 2001 Hva' snakker du om?
- 2001 Talegaver til børn 2001 (co-host with Mick Øgendahl)
- 2002 Talegaver til børn 2002
- 2002 9 års jubilæum
- 2002 Den ægte vare
- 2004 Tal for dig selv
- 2006 Anden paa coke?
- 2008 Anders Matthesen ...vender tilbage
- 2009 Bytte, bytte købmand
- 2013 ANDERS
- 2016 Shh
- 1998 Andarki
- 1998 Andensortering
- 1999 Casper og Mandrilaftalen
- 2001 Langt fra Las Vegas
- 2002 Perforama
- 2004 Jul på Vesterbro
- 2008 Comedy Kuren
- 2004 Simon - Spies, skæg og ballade