Áramótaskaup: Comedy Show On TV Tonight


If you are visiting Iceland or have recently moved here, pay close attention to the nation’s behavior tonight. There will be loud and colorful fireworks, fired from private homes, starting sometime after dinner.

Then, at 10:30 p.m., there will be silence. No fireworks, no cars in the streets, and the only souls outside will be tourists who haven’t read this article and dog owners, who take advantage of the only chance they have to. all evening to take out their dogs without risking frightening to death by the sound of fireworks. This silence will last an hour.

Why, you ask. What force is powerful enough to stop the Icelanders in their fireworks frenzy? Only one force is able to draw the nation in and place it in front of its televisions. This unparalleled power is none other than Áramótaskaup – the Icelandic New Year’s Eve comedy show. Here the nation has the chance to see the main events of the year in a humorous light – both laughing good and good. evil that occurred during the year. This is catharsis at its best.

Besides, that’s what everyone will be talking about tomorrow, no matter where you go or who you talk to. If you haven’t watched the Áramótaskaup, forget to take part in any conversation for the next few days. To ensure that you can actively participate in the discussion,

here is a link

at the show.

It starts at 10:30 p.m. on RÚV1 and RÚV2, but only on RÚV2 you will be able to watch it with English subtitles. It is available worldwide and will be accessible until March 31.

This year the show is directed by Reynir Lyngdal and written by Bergur Ebbi, Gagga Jónsdóttir, Hugleikur Dagsson, Katla Margrét Þorgeirsdóttir, Lóa Hjálmtýsdóttir and Vilhelm Neto.

Once the Áramótaskaup is over, you’ll miraculously see the whole nation come back outside to shoot the rest of the fireworks they bought. The sky will be filled with suns and stars of all colors, enough to confuse any astronomer.


Javier E. Swan