Snjólaug Lúdvíksdóttir on Something Icelandic: 'The fantasy of the "feminist land of Vikings and elves" will be ripped to pieces'
- Lauren McKay
- 10 March 2020
The comedian returns to share a stage with fellow countrywoman Bylgja Babýlons and dissect stereotypes about their northerly nation
Fresh from her first solo Edinburgh Fringe show, Let it Snow, Snjólaug Lúdvíksdóttir is coming back to Scotland for a joint gig with Bylgja Babýlons. The pair are bringing their new show Something Icelandic, in which you can expect plenty of jokes about their Icelandic heritage and – since both comedians have spent time based in the UK – us Brits might even be on the receiving end of their decidedly black humour.
A split bill (there's no chance of the two sharing the limelight, according to Lúdvíksdóttir, as they're both way too narcissistic), in Something Icelandic will see each comedian take 20-25 minutes to talk about their 'miserable love lives, indigestion and hypochondria' as well as the ins-and-outs of Icelandic culture. 'The fantasy of the "feminist land of Vikings and elves" will be ripped to pieces to reveal something much less dignified,' insists Lúdvíksdóttir.
Lúdvíksdóttir's month-long run in Edinburgh last year highlighted her talents as a confident performer who doesn't shy away from controversial material. The experience of performing every day to a comedy-savvy audience at the Fringe helped to hone her art, and she says that during that single month she 'improved more than during five years in comedy'. It'll be interesting to see how the Icelander applies those lessons to her new show. With just half a bill to play with, it's sure to be a quickfire round of shots fired with no holds barred.
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