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SORAN ISMAIL

Soran Ismail is a comedian, lecturer and a TV/radio host. He is also involved in social issues, and by commenting on his contemporary, he is one of Sweden's biggest inspirators. 

At the age of twenty, Soran participated in TV4's "Parlamentet" as the youngest participant ever. Since then he has toured all over Sweden with his own stand-up performances, been hosting radio and television shows, summer and winter talked in P1 and had his own TV show "Absolutely Swedish". This combined with his social commitment to human rights in general and racism in particular - makes him not only one of Sweden's biggest comedians but also a significant social voice.

2017

ABSOLUTELY SWEDISH: AN ID DOCUMENT
What are you willing to die for? In the eighties, Soran's parents risked their lives for freedom and justice. But what can Soran Ismail, an out of shape 29-year-old who's afraid of conflicts, contribute with? The book "Absolutely Swedish: An ID document", is about identity and intolerance in one of the world's most tolerant countries.

SORAN'S WAR

SVT documented Soran's journey to Kurdish Iraq where the war against IS is on going. Soran wanted to find out if he was expected to do something as a Kurd. Is this his war? Strong scenes from Kurdistan were mixed up with stand-up. Humor together with heavy meetings, stories and thoughts about his own identity.

 Producer: Patrick Bratt
Photo: Iván Blanco

A SHAME FOR SWEDEN 2
Continuation of the standup tour En skam för Sverige 2 with Magnus Betnér

2016

A SHAME FOR SWEDEN 2
Standup tour En skam för Sverige 2 with Magnus Betnér

 2015

ABSOLUTELY SWEDISH
Soran was leading the television series Absolutely Swedish for SVT. Soran has built his career by joking about racism, but has never gone into the depths of his own prejudices. What is ok to think? And when are you racial? A series of Sweden's most serious comedians about racism in one of the world's most tolerant countries.

Absolutely Swedish was praised for "Facts and News Program of the Year" at Kristallen and also received a prize for the European TV Gala Prix Circom under the category "Minorities in Society".

2014

A SHAME FOR SWEDEN
 Continuation of the standup tour En skam för Sverige with Magnus Betnér

GO SWEDEN!
 Launched the Podcast Heja Sverige, an interview program with The Swedish Football Association. An interview program with national team players from the past, present and future. In 2014, the Podcast won "Best Sports Podcast" on the Swedish Podcast Prize.

2013

RADIO HOST
Radio host in P3, Radio Sweden

A SHAME FOR SWEDEN
Premiere for En skam för Sverige, a joint standup tour with Magnus Betnér. The show was sold out all over the country, celebrated in the media and was named "Best show of the year" at the Swedish Standup Gala.

2012

SWEDISH RADIO
Summer and winter host in P1

2011

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES
 Soran's second solo tour

2010

SORAN ISMAIL'S WONDERFUL TRAVEL AROUND SWEDEN
Soran's first solo tour

TSKNAS
Started the humor podcast TSKNAS together with Petter Bristav and Aron Flam

2008

TV4 PARLIAMENT
 Debuted as the youngest participant ever in the tv-show "Parliament"

STANDUP TOUR
First standup tour together with comedians Özz Nujen, Björn Gustafsson and Måns Möller