Saturday, February 28, 2009

Supporting Lewis Black.

Lewis Black is coming to Sweden for a gig at Göta Lejon on june 5th. I'm supporting him and I'm gonna do my stuff in english. Don't miss it!

Tickets to be released monday march 2nd at

It's gonna sell out fast so get your tickets early, or don't blame me when you didn't get any.

Friday, February 27, 2009

The last gig...

I think yesterday was my last gig in a couple of weeks. Going back to Sweden in two days and I don't think I will have time to do any spots before that. Need to write some stuff for Swedish TV that I should have done a week ago.

Anyway, I had a really great time yesterday. Tried a lot of new stuff and it felt really good. Thought I would post some of it, since i won't work in english for a couple of weeks. The sound isn't that great since the mic picked up the bar downstairs, but it think it's still better than some of the other crappy clips I posted, so I guess it's alright.

I'm back in New York on march 10th.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Limerick House tonight.

Did a gig yesterday at a restaurant in Queens. Wasn't a big audience, but it was a good show. I did almost only new stuff that i wrote yesterday and some improvisations that worked fine. Felt really good. Too bad I'm on my way home again just as I'm starting to feel comfortable...

Tonight I'm at Limerick House on 23d street at 8 pm. Yannis Pappas will be there and so will a lot of other guys. Check it out. The pic is of Yannis during his 50 minute set yesterday.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Clip from Bar four.

I wasn't gonna post any of this because of the poor quality of the image, but there was some sort of missunderstanding yesterday so I didn't get to go onstage and I don't have much booked before going back to Sweden for a couple of days so i might as well post some. The sound is good, but i don't know what happened to the camera.

Saw Donnell Rawlings again yesterday, if you get a chance to see him, take it. I think he is doing his mashup modays at Laugh Lounge for another month or so and I'm probably gonna be on it in march, but check it out regardless. He is great.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Not bombing at Bar 4.

Did another gig at Bar 4 in Brooklyn yesterday. I have to say it was one of my best so far. Unfortunately the camera didn't go a very good job in the dark so I'm not gonna post any of it.

Tonight I'm at Laugh Lounge again. Really looking forward to that. Was a great show last week and tonight shouldn't be any different. Adress in the calendar at the bottom of this page if you want to go. And you should.

Will try to get better film tonight so I can post something tomorrow.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


I should be working. And I should be working hard. I'm not. I'm not doing comedy in New York. I'm not writing TV-stuff for Sweden that I need to do. Instead I went to Atlantic City again. I suck.

I just like the sound of pokerchips so much. And the complimentary drinks. I like those too. Anyway, going back to N.Y tomorrow. Interview with a Swedish magazine saturday and gigs both Sunday and Monday. Both of them should be great shows. Check details in the calendar at bottom of page.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

RAW Comedy cruise.

I'm gonna be a part of the RAW Comedy Cruise on may 15th. It's a 24 hour cruise on a ship between Stockholm and Helsinki where some 30 comedians from Canada, USA, Sweden, Norway and the UK will be performing. I think I'm doing 3 sets and at least one of them is gonna be in english.

Tickets here.

Yesterday Donnell Rawlings put me onstage at the Laugh Lounge and i have to say that was one of the top shows I've seen since coming here. He did a lot of material and he was extremely funny. I didn't catch all the other comics, since I had some SMS-business that needed taking care of outside, but the ones i saw really killed. Rob Cantrell did a great set and Yannis Pappas did a fantastic one too. Mine wasn't all bad either. I'm slowly getting comfortable.

Now, dinner. Or is it lunch?

Monday, February 16, 2009


Swedish t-shirtdesigners Beastwear has developed a few Betnér-designs. They are availible outside Sweden too!

To order, use these links:

Deer Hunter
Ready to Rumble
And one in Swedish, with a pretty international picture...

My favourite:

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Laugh Lounge.

Just letting you all know I'm at Laugh Lounge tonight at 8.30 doing a show hosted by Donnell Rawlings. Yannis Pappas and Ester Ku will be onstage as well.

Don't miss it!

Laugh Lounge
151 Essex Street (between Rivington and Stanton)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Zink Bar.

A great little jazzbar on West 3d street. The kind of place you might think of when you think of a small cozy club that has live music every night. Small wooden tables with 3 chairs around each so that everybody gets to see the stage. Red velvet backdrop and some instruments on stage. Top that of with a manager named Jean-Claude in a very stylish black and white checkered jacket and you have the Zink bar. Awsome place!

Jordon Ferber hosted the show and did it well. I was on first and i did a pretty good set. Tried some of the stuff about american presidents that I've been doing in Sweden. Worked like a charm... Here they seem to know who most of the presidents are... Looking forward to doing more of that.

Not today though... My cold is finally starting to get a little better. Think I'm gonna stay in bed today and tomorrow and then do some open mic on sunday. On monday i have a gig at the Laugh Lounge with Yannis.

I had another spot yesterday, but i didn't make it there in time... Maybe that was just as good. Gave me a chance to get some more sleep. Probably better in the long run to get rid of this cold.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

2 gigs tonight.

Just got back from Atlantic City and went to CVS to stock up on some of the american superdrugs against cold that Swedish authorities wouldnt allow in a million years. Lets hope it helps. If not, I'm gonna have to go see a doctor soon.

Anyway, tonight I'm at Zinkbar at 8 and after that I'm gonna rush over to Limerick House on 23d street to do a spot there as well. Think I'm gonna try to do a long bit that I haven't done in english before.

Zinc Bar, recently re-located to 82 west 3rd st (between Sullivan and Thompson) is proud to announce that Comedy is finally back!
Every Thursday Jordon Ferber hosts a different line up of some of the best comedy NYC has to offer!

This week's Lineup:

Rondell Hartley
Magnus Betner
Jessica Kirson!
hosted by Jordon Ferber!

$8 cover, 2 drink minimum

Now I'm gonna have a look at the first cut of my next comedyspecial for Swedish TV. and sip some Theraflu. Exciting.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Somebody liked it...

We really did have a great show last thursday at Building on Bond althuough I didn't think it was my very best set so far. Here is a blog that liked the show too. Thank you very much.

I'm staying at the Borgata in Atlantic City and that has to be the shittiest hotel in the world in this pricerange. No minibar. Not even a bottle of water. Noisy rooms. You can hear your neighbours every thrust against the headboard. Bad service. Constant ID-checks in the casino...

BUT I'm lazy, so I'm staying one more night. They couldn't sort that out on the phone either... I have to go down to the front desk to do it. Not that it's a big deal... It's just that it's the first time. Even in Teheran they fix another night by phone. Probably some ancient statelaw that prohibits service over the phone in New Jersey. Going down to sort it out now and after that, some more poker.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Atlantic City.

Felt like playing some poker so i went to Atlantic City for a couple of days. It's really nice here. Can't compare to Vegas of course, but compared to Swedish cardrooms everyting is fantastic.

They constantly check my ID and i normally don't carry around my passport because its too bulky. Guess what... I can't play roulette with my Swedish driverslicence. I can use it when i drive a car. I can use it when i drink alcohol. But I can't use it to gamble with my own money... Now THAT is a lot like Sweden.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Good gig!

Times Square Comedy Club is a huge club, fomerly known as The laugh factory. We were in one of the smaller rooms. Maybe 50-60 seats or so. The show was good. Some really good comedians and a really good room. I did 7 minutes mainly consisting of stuff I have tried before and it was one of my best sets so far. The flow of the language is slowly starting to get there.

The quality of the comedians varies a lot here. Just like at home. One big difference is how simmilar the topics they choose are. Once you leave the rookie-stage in Sweden you don't see that many comedians talk about the exact same things. Here i have seen at least 7 different comedians doing a routine about the voice in the cars GPS. The next one who does it i want to shoot in the face.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Times Square Comedy Club.

Just letting you know I have a spot at Times Square Comedy Club tonight. I'm only doing 5 minutes, but if you want to check it out you find it at 669 8th avenue. Between 42nd and 43d.

Friday, February 6, 2009


I was really, really tired yesterday and It was not one of my best gigs. It wasn's one of my worst either though and i tried some new stuff that I have been wanting to do but never gave myself a chance to try.

The room was packed and the other comics were great, so apart from the fact that i was so tired I could barely sit straight, it was a great night.

Going to do an interview for Swedish Comedy TV now and after that i have no plans. Don´t think I'm gonna be on stage tonight, but you never know.

Haven't had a chance to see the material from yesterday, but i have it on tape so i might post some of it later.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Gig tonight!

It´s really, really great to be back in New York again! I had a great time doing the big shows in Sweden and recording the last two, but my mind was partly in New York. Now, my body is here aswell. Too bad Helena didn´t come with me this time... Gonna be lonely.

I just got back to the appartment to get a few hours of sleep before the gig tonight. It´s at 8.30 and the place is called Building on Bond. Here are details and directions. I'm off to bed.

My N.Y gigs