Haags Comedy Festival

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Rökkvi Vésteinsson

Rökkvi Vésteinsson is a comedian with a dark sense of humor and no sense of shame. His antics have included running up and down the main shopping street in a mankini and making just about every teacher in Iceland hate him for creating profane lyrics to popular songs that school children all over the country sing on schooltrips. Growing up as the son of two teachers and having a father who is a physicist as well, Rökkvi has always been a complete and utter nerd and became fluent in English, German, Danish and Swedish before his teenage years were gone and he needed to find some other excuse for his immature behavior than his young age. Not surprisingly, that excuse would come in the form of stand-up comedy. He has done stand up gigs in 10 countries, if you count Scotland apart from the rest of the UK and especially if you are Rökkvi and want to make his CV look more impressive. 


He has performed in all 5 languages he speaks and even been able to make people laugh at jokes in German. In 2006 he won and advanced through the first round of YukYuk ́s Great Canadian Laugh off in Ottawa.