Knut Lystad

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Knut Ove Lystad (born 31 January 1946) is a Norwegian actor, singer, translator, screenwriter, comedian and occasional director, best known from the comedy trio KLM, alongside Trond Kirkvaag and Lars Mjøen.

Career[edit]

Lystad and Mjøen began their entertainment careers with the NRK radio show “Bedre sent enn alvor” (Better late than seriously) in 1975, a program heavily inspired by Monty Python. In 1976, they moved on to television where they joined Kirkvaag, who was already a well-known comedian in Norway, for the satirical news program Nynytt (Newnews).[citation needed]

His future KLM shows included “Klin Kokos” (Sticky Coconuts, 1981), “MRK Fjærsynet” (MRK TeeVee,[1] 1983), “I spøkelyset” (In the Joke Light, 1984), “Skai TV - imitert fjernsyn” (Skai TV [2] — An Imitated Television (Channel), 1988), “KLMs Nachspiel” (KLM's After Play, 1992) and “KLMs Vorspiel” (KLM's Prelude, 1995).[citation needed]

In 1985, KLM made their first and only feature film, Noe helt annet (Something completely different), about Buffalo Bull, a young man who must come to terms about being a vampire. KLM made four series of Brødrene Dal, about three explorer brothers (Gaus (Mjøen), Roms (Lystad) and Brumund Dal (Kirkvaag)) and their absurd adventures.[citation needed]

In 1998, Lystad was cast in the TV2 sitcom “Karl & co”, which ran until 2001. In 2007 he starred in another sitcom on NRK, “Luftens helter” (Heroes of the Sky), which he co-created with his KLM colleague Trond Kirkvaag.[citation needed]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This mocks NRK's title, with the acronym being an abbreviation of “Morsk Rikskringkasting” (Hard and Fast National Broadcasting Corporation). Fjærsyn is a colloquial pronunciation of “fjernsyn” (TV).
  2. ^ Not to be confused with the Greek Skai TV (ΣΚΑΪ Τηλεόραση) channel, set up five years later…

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