Sean Banan during Grammis gala in Cirkus, Stockholm, 2013
|Birth name||Sina Samadi|
7 April 1985 |
|Medium||stand-up, dancer, television personality, musician|
|Genres||Satire, improvisational comedy, observational comedy|
Sina Samadi better known by his stage name Sean Banan (Banan means Banana, appears to be a pun of his name) is a Swedish comedian and musician of Iranian origin. His family immigrated to Sweden when he was just 2 years old and resided in Gothenburg. Banan took lessons in rumba, flamenco, rock, cha-cha-cha, ballet and street dance. He then worked as a choreographer and dance instructor. In 2006, he appeared on TV3's now defunct dance programme Floor Filler. He became an immediate internet phenomenon after appearing in an interview in 2007 after answering some questions about his preferences and said he preferred "rumpa" (buttocks) to breasts. "Rumpa" became a catch phrase he would use in many of his future gigs.
Banan took part in Melodifestivalen 2012 with "Sean den förste Banan" that passed the Semi-final stage, but was eliminated in the "Second Chance" round without reaching the finals. But despite this, the song proved very popular reaching number 3 on Sverigetopplistan, the official Swedish Singles Chart.
In Melodifestivalen 2013 he took part with "Copacabanana". After performing in the semi-final in Scandinavium, Gothenburg, he came 1st and qualified directly to the final, where he finished in 6th place.
Sean Banan's first film Sean Banan inuti Seanfrika was released in 2012 and was panned by critics.
Appearances in films
- 2010: Skills as Stretch
- 2012: Sean Banan inuti Seanfrika as himself
Appearances in TV series
- 2006: Floor Filler (dance)
- 2010: Cirkus Möller (comedy)
- 2010: Djävulsrallyt
- 2010: Sommarkrysset
- 2011: Helt magiskt
- 2011: Äntligen fredag
|2012||Sean den förste Banan||3||
|2014||En svensk klassiker||3|
|2010||"Gott nytt jul"||2||
|2011||"Händer i luft"||–|
|2012||"Sean den förste Banan"||3||Sean den förste Banan|
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