Jan Gintberg

Jan Gintberg (born December 3, 1963 in Lynge, Allerød Municipality, Denmark) is a Danish stand-up comedian and television and radio host. He started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1992 where he was number three in the competition to be the best Danish stand-up comedian. In 1997 he got his breakthrough with the radio-program Tæskeholdet (Danish for: The Thrashing Team) on DR's P3, along with Casper Christensen, Mads Vangsø, and Søren Søndergaard. Since then he has been a part of many television comedy shows, either as a writer or host, and has toured Denmark with a number of stand-up shows, among them a double show with Jonathan Spang. In early 2006 he appeared on the Daily Show on Comedy Central during the Muhammed drawings crisis. He is currently the host of the Danish version of the game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?. Has now a count of 5 oneman stand up shows, from 1998 to 2007: 'Det ligger i generne' (It's in the genes)(1998), 'Gearet 2 tænder' (Geared 2 tacks)(2000), 'Op på fars jihad' (Onto dad's jihad)(2002), 'Den grimme melding' (The ugly announcement)(2004) and 'Big Time Paranoia' (2007).


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