Bård Tufte Johansen

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Bård Tufte Johansen
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Johansen as stand-up comedian in 2017
Born (1969-06-19) 19 June 1969 (age 47)
Skien, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation Comedian

Bård Tufte Johansen (born 19 June 1969 in Skien) is a Norwegian comedian.

Together with Harald Eia, he has authored and participated in several successful NRK TV series, such as U:Natt (1994), starring with Monotelevision, Lille Lørdag (1995), Åpen post (1998–2002),Uti vår hage (2003), Team Antonsen (2004), Tre brødre som ikke er brødre (2005), Ut i vår hage 2 (2008) and Storbynatt (2010). In 2004–2005 Johansen and Eia had a radio-show called Tazte priv.

In 2003 Johansen starred in the Norwegian movie Lille Frøken Norge. He has also done stand-up comedy. In the years 1988–1990 he was the vocalist of Norwegian progressive rock band Utopian Fields.[1][2]

Although most people regard his humor as intelligent, he has raised controversy several times. In 2002 Bård Tufte Johansen, representing Åpen post, mocked the media's double standards[3] when the Norwegian Labour Party leader Thorbjørn Jagland was hospitalised after sustained media pressure. Behind the TV reporter reporting live from outside the hospital, Tufte Johansen jumped around in a chicken costume, cackling about media's treatment of Thorbjørn Jagland. This raised significant controversy in Norway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Utopian Fields". Progrock.no. Archived from the original on January 5, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  2. ^ "Utopian Fields - Underholdning - NRK". Nrk.no. 2001-11-29. Archived from the original on 2007-07-09. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  3. ^ "NRK - Åpen post". Nrk.no. Retrieved 2009-02-14.