Finnish comedian Ismo Leikola won the Funniest Person in the World title in October 2014. Run by venerable Los Angeles comedy club the Laugh Factory, the competition first ran in 2014. And what about Marko Kämäräinene? Or Teemu Vesterinen? Ever heard of them? If you have, there’s probably a big smile on your face right now because this local pair are famous for their laugh-out-loud stand-up antics.
Jyväskylä is a real hub of Finnish comedy and the Seisomapaikka stand-up club is known for the quality it delivers night after night. In fact, Seisomapaikka is known as the venue where many of Finland’s leading comedians first started out. Both the Seisomapaikka club and Jyväskylän Paviljonki regularly attract appearances by some of Finland’s most popular comedians.
The city also hosts the annual Stand Up Jyväskylä comedy festival that draws a line up of Finnish and international stars.
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