‘I’ve built a career around making jokes to Swedes about themselves’

‘I’ve built a career around making jokes to Swedes about themselves’

The Local speaks to comedian Al Pitcher about his new SVT show with fellow stand-up Ben Kersley, finding his niche in Sweden-based humour, and teaching Swedish expletives to Scottish comedy fans.

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Lenny Kravitz lets it rip on stage in Sweden

What’s on in Sweden: June 11th-17th

What’s on in Sweden: June 11th-17th

What’s on in Sweden: May 21th – May 28th

What’s on in Sweden: May 21th – May 28th

What’s on in Sweden: April 30th – May 6th

What’s on in Sweden: April 30th – May 6th

Spotify chief unveils Sweden innovation bash

Spotify chief unveils Sweden innovation bash

US rap mogul Jay Z defends Tidal venture

US rap mogul Jay Z defends Tidal venture

Rocky start for Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service

Rocky start for Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service

Music streaming battle heats up for Spotify

Music streaming battle heats up for Spotify

Friday night TV: Welcome to Sweden premieres

Friday night TV: Welcome to Sweden premieres

‘It’s time the world laughed with Sweden’

‘It’s time the world laughed with Sweden’

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Sweden’s celebrity dentist turns 90

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Swedes desert the cinema

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Carola in gay question panic

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Carola swept through to final

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Love Sweden, love Eurovision

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Voice worries plague Carola

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Carola wins song final

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From Flatley to Zappa: Musical May in Stockholm

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Multicultural Market aims to seduce Gothenburgers

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Hultsfred sets off a rocking Swedish summer

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‘I just love Swedish blonds’

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Filip and Fredrik dominate TV awards

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Stalwarts make up Melodifestivalen shortlist

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Singer jailed for drunk driving

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Swedish celebrity in court over child sex

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The Swede who puts Madonna and Gore on the spot

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What are Mini-Me and Jaws doing in Sweden?

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Teenage trapeze artist in dramatic fall

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Great club – but make an effort boys

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‘Turn me into the Queen Mother of Yummy Mummies’

Mexican heartthrob to star in Moodysson movie

Mexican heartthrob to star in Moodysson movie

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Something for the Weekend: The Local’s Guide to What’s On

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Romanian film takes Stockholm’s top prize

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Something for the Weekend: The Local’s Guide to What’s On

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Something for the Weekend: The Local’s Guide to What’s On

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Thore Skogman dies

Liza Minnelli in Gothenburg collapse

Liza Minnelli in Gothenburg collapse

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Something for the Weekend: The Local’s Guide to What’s On

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American hip hop star arrested in Stockholm

Opening Knight for Sweden’s priciest movie

Opening Knight for Sweden’s priciest movie

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Swedish pop star confirms HIV rumours

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Something for the Weekend: The Local’s Guide to What’s On

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ABBA member says he is no ‘Dancing Queen’

Kenneth Branagh to star in BBC ‘Wallander’ series

Kenneth Branagh to star in BBC ‘Wallander’ series

Life is a cabaret: entertainment across Sweden this weekend

Life is a cabaret: entertainment across Sweden this weekend

All that Jazz: What’s on this weekend

All that Jazz: What’s on this weekend

Roy Andersson sweeps top Swedish movie awards

Roy Andersson sweeps top Swedish movie awards

True grit: London musical aims for Swede success

True grit: London musical aims for Swede success

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Time to tango: what’s on in Sweden

Popcorn, Schlager and Reggae: what’s on in Sweden

Popcorn, Schlager and Reggae: what’s on in Sweden

Euro music, African cinema, Swedish mentality: what’s on in Sweden

Euro music, African cinema, Swedish mentality: what’s on in Sweden

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Bergman actress Eva Dahlbeck dies

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China blocks shoot of Swedish director’s movie

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Review roundup: ‘I’m Not There’ tops the rankings

Movie review: The King of Ping Pong

Movie review: The King of Ping Pong

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Swedish pop, photo art and Marilyn Monroe: What’s on in Sweden

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Review roundup: P.S. I Love You largely unloved

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Something for the weekend: Footloose, electro and a Pulitzer nominated play

Swedish band attacked in Germany

Swedish band attacked in Germany

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Something for the Weekend: NaxXxos, Fröken, Montys Loco

German tour chaos continues for Swedish band

German tour chaos continues for Swedish band

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What’s on in Sweden: March 7th – 13th

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Stockholm club guide

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What’s on in Sweden: March 14th – 20th

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Stockholm night club tips: Thursday – Saturday

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Easter clubs and concerts: Gothenburg

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Weekend club and concert guide: Stockholm

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What’s on in Sweden: March 21st – 27th

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Stockholm night life: Thursday to Sunday

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Going out in Gothenburg – Weekend tips

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What’s On In Sweden: March 28 – April 5

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What’s on in Sweden: April 4 – 10

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Get out in Gothenburg

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Stockholm at the weekend: Clubs, concerts and art

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Gothenburg club and concert tips

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What’s on in Sweden: April 11 – 17

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Stockholm art gallery guide

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Clubs and concerts in Stockholm

Concert review – Billy Bragg

Concert review – Billy Bragg

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What’s on in Sweden: April 18 – 24

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Stockholm clubs and concerts: Thursday – Saturday

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Weekend Gothenburg tips

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Stockholm art gallery guide: April 18 – 24

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Stockholm clubs and concert tips: April 24 – 26

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Stockholm art gallery guide: April 25 – May 1

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What’s on in Sweden: April 25 – May 1

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Going out in Gothenburg – April 25 – 27

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What’s on in Sweden: May 2 – 8

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Gothenburg club and concert tips – May 1 – 4

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Stockholm club and concert guide: May 1 – 8

Stockholm art gallery guide: May 2 – 8

Stockholm art gallery guide: May 2 – 8

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Stockholm club and concert guide: May 8 – 10

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What’s on in Sweden: May 9 – 15

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Gothenburg club and concert tips – May 8 – 11

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Stockholm art gallery guide: May 9 – 15

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What’s on in Sweden: May 16 – 22

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Gothenburg club and concert tips – May 16 – 18

Stockholm art gallery guide: May 16 – 22

Stockholm art gallery guide: May 16 – 22

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Stockholm club and concert guide: May 16 – 17

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Gothenburg club and concert tips – May 22 – 24

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Stockholm club and concert guide: May 22 – 28

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Stockholm art gallery guide: May 23 – 29

Sweden eases into Eurovision final

Sweden eases into Eurovision final

What’s on in Sweden: May 23 – May 29

What’s on in Sweden: May 23 – May 29

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Gothenburg club and concert tips: May 29 – 31

What’s on in Sweden: May 30 – June 5

What’s on in Sweden: May 30 – June 5

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Stockholm club and concert guide: May 29 – 31

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Stockholm art gallery guide: May 30 – June 5

Going underground at Tech Noir

Going underground at Tech Noir

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Gothenburg club and concert tips – June 6 – 8

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What’s on in Sweden: June 6 – 13

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Stockholm club and concert guide: June 6 – 8

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Stockholm art gallery guide: June 6 – 12

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Stockholm club and concert guide: June 13 – 14

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Stockholm art gallery guide: June 13 – 19

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Gothenburg club and concert tips – June 13 – 19

Swedish jazz star dies in diving accident

Swedish jazz star dies in diving accident

Rock festivals – not like a trip to your grandma’s house

Rock festivals – not like a trip to your grandma’s house

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Stockholm club and concert guide: June 19 – 25

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Gothenburg club and concert tips – June 27 – 29

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Stockholm club and concert guide: June 26 – 29

What’s on in Sweden: July 4 – 10

What’s on in Sweden: July 4 – 10

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Gothenburg club and concert tips: July 4 – 5

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Stockholm club and concert guide: July 3 – 5

Ex-member says ABBA will never reform

Ex-member says ABBA will never reform

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Gothenburg club and concert tips: July 11 – 12

What’s on in Sweden:  July 11 – 17

What’s on in Sweden: July 11 – 17

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Stockholm club and concert guide: July 10 -13

Jazz festival celebrates unique Swedish sound

Jazz festival celebrates unique Swedish sound

What’s on in Sweden: July 18 – 24

What’s on in Sweden: July 18 – 24

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Gothenburg club and concert tips: July 18 – 19

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Stockholm club and concert guide: July 17 – 20

What’s on in Sweden: July 25 – 31

What’s on in Sweden: July 25 – 31

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Stockholm club and concert guide: July 24 – 27

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Gothenburg club and concert tips: July 25 – 26

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Stockholm club and concert guide: July 31 – August 3

What’s on in Sweden: August 1 – 7

What’s on in Sweden: August 1 – 7

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Gothenburg club and concert tips: August 1 – 3

ABBA strike Gold as British record smashed

ABBA strike Gold as British record smashed

What’s on in Sweden: August 8 – 14

What’s on in Sweden: August 8 – 14

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Gothenburg club and concert tips – August 7 – 10

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Stockholm club and concert guide: August 7 – 9

The best of Way Out West: Day One

The best of Way Out West: Day One

The best of Way Out West: Day Two

The best of Way Out West: Day Two

Swedish DJs rapped on knuckles by Desperate Housewives

Swedish DJs rapped on knuckles by Desperate Housewives

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Gothenburg club and concert tips: August 15 – 17

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Stockholm club and concert guide: August 7 – 9

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Stockholm art gallery guide: August 15 – 21

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Gothenburg club and concert tips: August 21 – 23

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Stockholm club and concert guide: August 21 – 25

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Gothenburg club and concert tips: August 29 – 31

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Stockholm club and concert guide: August 29 – 30

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Stockholm art gallery guide: August 29 – September 5

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Gothenburg club and concert tips: September 5 – 7

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Stockholm club and concert guide: September 5 – 7

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Gothenburg club and concert tips: September 12 – 13

‘Lost, tossed and forgotten’ in Sweden

‘Lost, tossed and forgotten’ in Sweden

Sweden-bound Fugee mistaken for refugee

Sweden-bound Fugee mistaken for refugee

Stockholm art installation wins international award

Stockholm art installation wins international award

Let’s Dance swings into action

Let’s Dance swings into action

Alling sets the pace in Let’s Dance premier

Alling sets the pace in Let’s Dance premier

A quickie with… Ben Kersley

A quickie with… Ben Kersley

Naked Swedish crispbread dancers go global

Naked Swedish crispbread dancers go global

Swedish TV presenter sells breast implants

Swedish TV presenter sells breast implants

Competition: win tickets to political satire In the Loop

Competition: win tickets to political satire In the Loop

What’s On in Sweden: December 18th – 24th

What’s On in Sweden: December 18th – 24th

Swede claims two Oscars

Swede claims two Oscars

The Local’s Guide to Pride

The Local’s Guide to Pride

Sweden gets dancing with the stars

Sweden gets dancing with the stars

Irish theatre group’s new show tries to make Stockholmers smile

Irish theatre group’s new show tries to make Stockholmers smile

UK-based comedy troupe set to make its Swedish debut

UK-based comedy troupe set to make its Swedish debut

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Swedish star drops 9/11 clanger

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Swedish restaurant industry explodes