Ylvis is a humorous Norwegian duo founded in 2000 and made up of brothers Bård Urheim Ylvisåker (March 21, 1982) and Vegard Urheim Ylvisåker (May 19, 1979)>. They were born in Vestlandet, western Norway. They have directed several shows, TV shows, radio and humorous music videos. Since 2011 they have hosted the popular Norwegian talk show I kveld med Ylvis (Tonight with Ylvis).
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Vegard Urheim Ylvisåker, born May 19, 1979 in Trondheim, and Bård Urheim Ylvisåker, born March 21, 1982 in Bergen, are the two older brothers of a family of three whose parents are from Sogn County, west of Norway. From an early age, Vegard and Bård lived in Angola and Mozambique, where their father was an engineer during the civil wars. After a few years in Africa, the family returns to Bergen. The two brothers then receive a musical education and learn to play classical musical instruments. Vegard plays Viola and Bård violin. However, both stand out in their youth. Vegard prefers to concentrate on playing guitar, piano, vocals, double bass and comedy, while Bård chooses guitar, singing, comedy and acrobatic discipline as aerial fabric.
During their studies at Fana Gymnas (Gymnasium), they participated greatly in the school, both at the variety shows and the choir. Impresario Peter Brandt notices them during one of their performances. In 2000, he began his career as a professional variety artist at the Ole Bull Teater in Bergen. Their first show is called Ylvis in Kabaret ("Ylvis: a cabaret"). It is followed in 2003 by Ylvis en konsert ("Ylvis: a concert").