Bård Tufte Johansen
Comedian, TV Program Creator
Who is Bård Tufte Johansen?
Together with Harald Eia, he has authored and participated in several successful NRK TV series, such as Lille Lørdag, Åpen post,Uti vår hage, Team Antonsen, Tre brødre som ikke er brødre, Ut i vår hage 2 and Storbynatt. In 2004–2005 Johansen and Eia had a radio-show called Tazte priv.
Although most people regard his humor as intelligent, he has raised controversy several times. In 2002 Bård Tufte Johansen, representing Åpen post, mocked the media's double standards when the Norwegian Labour Party leader Thorbjørn Jagland was hospitalised after sustained media pressure. Behind the TV reporter reporting live from outside the hospital, Tufte Johansen jumped around in a chicken costume, cackling about media's treatment of Thorbjørn Jagland. This raised significant controversy in Norway.
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