Lasse Eriksson

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Lasse Eriksson
Lasse Eriksson
Lasse Eriksson, 2007
Birth name Lars Gunnar Eriksson
Born 1 April 1949
Piteå, Sweden
Died 3 March 2011(2011-03-03) (aged 61)
Uppsala, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Genres Stand-up, revue
Website http://www.lasseeriksson.se
Grave (Uppsala)

Lars Gunnar "Lasse" Eriksson (1 April 1949 – 3 March 2011)[1] was a Swedish comedian, actor and writer.[2]

Eriksson was born in Piteå, Sweden. He took a bachelor of arts in economic history before he initiated a theatrical career in the 1970s, when he played at the Panic Theatre in Uppsala.[3] With a brass band in 1983, he did the show Vad varje kvinna bör veta om män (What every woman should know about men). In 1984, he became known to TV audiences with his personal contemplations in Dagsedlar (Daily pages), which were brief five-minute episodes accompanied by the dog Hillman. In 1985–86, he was the presenter of Café Luleå and in 2002, he was the team commander in Snacka om nyheter (News talk). Eriksson was also part of the original 1999 panel of Parlamentet, where he teamed with Annika Lantz in the red party.[4]

Eriksson rose to fame mainly as a stand-up comedian. He also composed and wrote several songs, among the best known is Stället, a stylish reflection on rural people's everyday thoughts. In 1992, Eriksson participated in the stand-up revue Spik at the Vasa Theatre, and worked with Iwa Boman on the shows Jägare och jungfrur, typ (Hunters and maidens, sort of) (1995) and Är du för eller emot EMU (Are you for or against EMU) (2000). For many years, one could hear Eriksson at the radio program Telespånarna at Sveriges Radio P4 on Sunday mornings.

Eriksson died 3 March 2011 on stage during the show Fyra lyckliga män 2 (Four happy men 2) at the Regina Theatre in Uppsala.[5]

Bibliography[edit]

Lasse Eriksson was quite productive and released a number of own works, besides his cooperations on numerous anthologies:[6]

  • Kalla fakta om Piteå, in cooperation with Ronny Eriksson (1990)
  • Slipsen från vildmarken (1994)
  • Underbara tilldragelser i råttans år (1995)
  • I våra kvarter – Piteå på 60-talet (1996)
  • Fortsverige: Antologi kring en allt snabbare tid (1999)
  • Boken om Gerda (2001)
  • Jag har kokat tvåhundratusen potatisar – men kan inte erinra mig en enda av dessa (2003)
  • Boken om Sofi (2003)
  • Djur – inom och utom oss (2004)
  • Gode Gud, ge mig tålamod, men gör det fort (2005)
  • De norrbottniska satansverserna (2006)
  • I huvudet på en orolig komiker (2007)

Discography[edit]

Lasse Eriksson produced many of his albums and appeared on other artists' productions:[6]

  • Fyra lyckliga män
  • Palt fiction
  • Breda vägen
  • Vad varje kvinna bör veta om män
  • 100 svenska visor
  • Ståupp

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Komikern Lasse Eriksson död". SvD (in Swedish). 4 March 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Skillspartner.se: Lasse Eriksson" (in Swedish). skillspartner.se. Archived from the original on 12 August 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Underhållaren Lasse Eriksson död" (in Swedish). unt.se. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Ylva Niklasson (16 June 2009). "Lantz till hårt angrepp mot "Parlamentet"". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 5 March 2011. Originalpanelen bestod av Helge Skoog och Johan Wahlström i det blå partiet samt Lasse Eriksson och Annika Lantz i det röda partiet. 
  5. ^ "Underhållaren Lasse Eriksson död" (in Swedish). unt.se. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2011. Lasse Eriksson föll ihop på scenen under föreställningen av Fyra lyckliga män på Regina teatern. Återupplivningsförsök gjordes på plats i väntan på ambulansen som tog honom till Akademiska sjukhuset där han konstaterades död. [Lasse Eriksson collapsed on stage during the performance of Four Happy Men 2 at the Regina Theatre. Resuscitation attempts were made on site whilst waiting for an ambulance, which took him to Uppsala University Hospital, where he was found dead.] 
  6. ^ a b "Complete list of released works" (in Swedish). lasseeriksson.se. Archived from the original on 12 August 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2011.