3 Ways to Get Started with Laughing Vikings
Learn how one actor went from stressful selftape auditions to booking a role in a Hollywood Blockbuster PLUS 2 series leads all in 12 months.
Meet Laughing Viking:
Joe 'Lars' Larsen
In 2009 I found myself in London, Ontario Canada, 8 years into a corporate career with a nagging knowing that I wasn't following my dreams.
I made a decision to start a life on stage and film as an actor, comedian and creator.
First, I answered a Craiglist titled "So You Wanna Be a Comedian?", resulting in an exhilarating standup debut at YukYuks amateur night.
Three months later I was the warmup act for comedy talk show "London Tonight with Jeff Leeson" which expanded to writer, announcer, producer and standup tour opener for Jeff.
In 2012, I moved to Toronto for more standup opportunities started working in TV & Film.
Some Highlights So Far:
- Working with Jason Momoa on his epic series "SEE" (APPLE+)
5 episodes as "Lou The Main Man" on Oh Yuck! (NETFLIX)
20 episodes on sketch comedy show Almost Genius (CMT CANADA)
Lead role in Fear Thy Neighbor (DISCOVERY)
- Recording my debut standup album 'Silly Goose' in my hometown Orillia, ON.
Laughing Vikings has been producing TV & Film content, live comedy, theatre shows, documentaries and podcasts since 2017.
Join high vibe chats with actors and film industry experts.
Mary Lou Rosato is an actor, director and teacher that has been working on stage for 45+ years. She teaches Shakespeare and Voice with the Todoroff Conservatory and Yale School of Drama.
Lars checks in from NYC where he's attending an intensive training with Todoroff Conservatory before heading back to LV Toronto. We chat about going after your dreams, NYC magic, and share some actor training.
LV ORIGIN STORY
We celebrate our 50th episode by looking back at how Laughing Vikings got started. Our mission is to uplift, inspire and empower a global audience by helping actors share their stories via film & live performances.
"Our mission is to uplift, inspire and empower a global audience of ONE BILLION people by helping actors and comedians tell their stories via TV/Film and live performances."
- Joe 'Lars' Larsen
(NETFLIX, CMT CANADA, COMEDY NETWORK)