Penn & Teller’s Fool Us
Håkan Berg was one of the first Scandinavian magicians to appear on the four US seasons of Penn & Teller: Fool Us. Watch his contribution here:
Prize winning Comedy Magic
In addition to holding both Swedish and Nordic Champion titles in magic, Hakan Berg has also received a Bronze medal in Comedy Magic at FISM 2015 in Italy. Expanding his career into the US, he has recently had several successful runs at the Magic Castle in Hollywood.
Hakan Berg lived up to his reputation for being a genius in magical comedy.
King of Birds
The act ”King of Birds” combines influences from Hakan’s heros within both magic and comedy: magical inspiration from Lance Burton and David Copperfield, coupled with comedic inspiration from Steve Martin and John Cleese.
The result is quite intriguing. Usually, when combining magic and comedy, one of the two suffers. And usually, underneath the layer of comedy, the actual magic tends to stay the same.
That’s not the case in Hakan Berg’s remarkable ”King of Birds” act. In it, he has managed to create magic that is not only strong, but inherently funny in itself. The marriage between magic and comedy in Hakan’s work does not subtract, it multiplies.
Hakan Berg is many things. A ‘one trick pony’, he ain’t. For over two decades he has been performing his special brand of magic & comedy in Sweden. He has produced several full-evening shows, with his particular take on all sorts of entertainment; singing, dancing, ventriloquism, impressions, theater, stand-up comedy… even mixing in his take on late night talkshow interviews.
One of the best acts we have ever seen in the show!