A humorous show with Tobias

By on October 8, 2017

“You who love babies so much, why don’t YOU have children??!”
If the comedian Tobias Persson received a crown for each time that question was asked… he would not have had to take bank loans to countless IVF attempts. Or adoption. In the humor show “Man på prov” is a deep personal story about the longing for children promised. The audience is invited to liberation and here and there black, humor – all from a father’s perspective.

Countless attempts and bizarre experiences along the way alternated with questions such as; Is it ethically justifiable to convert to Hindu in order to adopt from India? How do you fix a sperm sample when your mother-in-law is out in the waiting room? Is it right to “play God” when nature stopped? All this with a insistent feeling of sometimes struggling for an impossible dream.

– For four years, I delivered test tubes during the day and stand up comedy in the evening. In addition to that, I stood in adoption queue, went to parenting education, did “valuational exercises” from hell and tried to keep the marriage alive, says Tobias Persson.

“Man på prov”, however, is anything but heavy and serious. After 17 years on the country’s all humor scene’s, with the award “this year’s male comedian” in the luggage, scriptwriting, countless television and radio performances and success also in England, Tobias has the ability to turn seriousness without trivializing.

– The best humor often comes from everyday tribulation and the darkness of life, but the trick lies in making it understandable and general human. Just tell your story, says Tobias

“Man på prov” has premiere at Rival in Stockholm on February 23, 2018 and is followed by a Sweden tour in the spring:

Fri February 23 – Stockholm, Rival
Sat February 24 – Jönköping, Teatern
Sun February 25 – Lund, Stadsteatern
Fri March 9 – Hässleholm, Kulturhuset
Fri March 16 – Gothenburg, Draken
Sat March 17 – Ystad, Teatern
Fri April 6 – Västerås, Konserthus
Sat April 7, Kungsbacka, Teatern
Sat April 14 – Kalmar, Kalmarsalen
Fri April 20 – Gävle, Teatern
Sat April 21 – Bollnäs, Folkets Hus

Helena Olofsson, Entertainment | Stockholm