Mentioned as one of the more original comics on the Swedish standup cirquit, Tomas Ahlbeck stand for an absurd, intelligent and awake humour that has recieved a lot of praise from audiences as well as fellow comedians. His style is mentioned in Swedish media as ‘Dark, twisted, absurd and without mercy’, and International standup comic Jason Rouse mentions him as ‘The Dirty Uncle you always wanted’.
His show ‘The Dirty Uncle Comedy Roadshow’ – performed in Brighton and Edinburgh 2013 – was followed up in 2014 with the successful solo show Swedish Oddballs at Edinburgh Fringe. The show was mentioned in British media as ” Among the best International comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014.” It was later followed up with “Så Mycket bitter” in Sverige and “It’s a wretched life” in Great Britain.
Tomas has also in many years run the Madcap Comedy Standup clubs with Jasmine Ahlbeck. The idea has been to provide a good scene with paying audience for up and coming comedians, and the clubs have had the form of a touring roadshow in cities like Kalmar, Eskilstuna, Alingsås, Stockholm and Eskilstuna.
– SOME GIGS –
Big Ben, Stockholm – RAW, Stockholm – Norra Brunn, Stockholm – Skrattstock, Stockholm.
Palladium, Malmö – MACK, Malmö – GASTA – Gävle.
Several own produced soloshows in various cities.
The Pipeline – Top Secret Comedy Club – Comedy Café – Soho Comedy Club – Balham Bowls and many more.
Barbican Theatre, Plymouth – Welwyn Sports and Social Club, Welwyn – National Brewery Centre, Burton-upon-Trent – Edinburgh (several venues) – Brighton (several venues)
Cosmic Comedy Club, Berlin – Krackers Comedy, Berlin
Josefine, Oslo – Union Scene, Drammen – Lillekampen, Oslo – Verkstedet, Oslo – Söta Bror Comedy, Oslo
– FILM & TV –
Jobbtjuven, production Tre Vänner for SvT Humor.
Several minor parts in other productions by Tre Vänner.
Happy Street, production Tiny Lumberjack.
Episode 1 (2017)
Fortum Energy (2015). Several different versions.
Pärlor, Håkan Hellström (2016)
And several different parts in commercials made for internal viewing.
– SAID ABOUT TOMAS –
His laissez faire attitude is endearing, like a Nordic Arthur Smith. – Chortle
The Dirty Uncle you always wanted. – Jason Rouse
Sweden’s own dirty uncle, Thomas Ahlbeck, came on second and didn’t disappoint with his brilliant writing and some very dark humour. – We Love Comedy, London
It is an uncompromising world that he conjures up. – Barometern, Kalmar
He skillfully pushes the boundaries and expectations of the audience. – Arbetarbladet, Gävle
Tomas Ahlbeck, Damn …..he is so good!! Now at Gasta! – Hans Carstensen, Gasta Comedy
Tomas Ahlbeck is impossible to predict which makes his jokes brilliant. – Stefan Söderblom, Gasta Comedy
– FAN QUOTES –
“Fucking awesome xD”
“When I started off watching this, I had a small smile on my face, and the longer I watched the more I smiled, and then I laughed, and then I couldn’t stop laughing….you’re kinda strange but still so funny”
“Low blood pressure joke a work of “genious” & all very, very funny . . . great delivery – moral & sublime!”