In search of the crying laughter

By on August 12, 2017

In the humorous performance Här kommer alla känslorna på en och samma gång, a co-production with Lumor, trys David Wiberg, with the past in the humorous collective Varanteatern, to try out the laughter that makes you forget about everything around. A least complicated task. Participants make Dramatens Sanna Sundqvist and Eric Stern as well as David Wiberg himself. First performance at Lejonkulan on September 1st.

Three comedians are trapped in a room. Together they have a kind of laughter club whose purpose is to make each other laugh until they cry. But things have gone over control, what makes them laugh is no longer like humor. Perhaps it is a performance of the artist pseudonym Eugen? Or a cross-border roleplay in a stay room at a folk high school? Is it bloody serious or just advanced trams?

– The performance took off in my sorrow of once having had a humor gang and then lost it. When the Varanteater was active, I laughed so that I cried every other day. Now it’s very rare. I can imagine that many people who have not had a humor gang can recognize themselves in the lack of belonging to a group that has been very fun together. We want to try the idea of constructing such a community, said David Wiberg, who, together with Oskar Thunberg, is in charge of the regime.

Här kommer alla känslorna på en och samma gång is a black, multifaceted and humorous idea of wanting to erase the boundary between fiction and reality to forget about their own self. But is there something you’r not allowed to laugh at?

– You are allowed to laugh at everything, but you must keep in mind when doing it and what it has for consequences for other people. But it’s no good idea to deny what you think is fun just because it does not match one’s morale. That’s something we’re taking up in the show, to take responsibility for its humor, said David Wiberg.

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