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Laughing Vikings LIVE! is hosted by Lars Classington and Brandon Knox featuring high vibe chats with actors, comedians and creators PLUS standup and sketch comedy!

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Meet Laughing Vikings Founder:

Lars Classington

In 2009, I was working 70 hour weeks in financial services feeling burnt out, unmotivated and unfulfilled.

So I made a decision to lean into my dreams of working in tv and film as an actor and comedian. 

First, I answered a Kijij ad "So You Wanna Be a Comedian?" which led to an exhilarating standup debut at YukYuks in London, Ontario. 

Three years later I moved to Toronto to pursue a career in entertainment as a full-time professional. 

Some Highlights So Far:

  • Working with Jason Momoa on his epic series SEE (APPLE+)
  • Lou on OH YUCK! (NETFLIX)
  • Sketch comedy series Almost Genius (CMT CANADA)

  • Billy Woodward on Fear Thy Neighbor: Screaming Oaks (DISCOVERY) 

Founded in 2017, Laughing Vikings produces live comedy, tv, film, theatre, podcasts and social media content

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WHAT ACTORS ARE SAYING:

CHRIS SANDIFORD

(What We Do In The Shadows, Cavendish, Jack Ryan)

"My go-to spot since moving to Toronto in 2017. Lars and the gang are always the best resource for me when it comes to recording auditions. If you don’t wanna bug your friends, bug them!

DREW SEELEY

(Jersey Boys, Pitch Perfect, I Kissed a Vampire)

"SUCH a great experience. Great quality self tape, great reader, great coaching, great price. Will be my go to place for any auditions that come up in Toronto. Thx guys!"

LORY MPIANA

(Sloppy Jones, In Her City, Spell Bent)

"AMAZING!!! So professional and such good quality! I am so satisfied with my results. Thank you Lars! :) "

PAULA MCNEILL

(Schitt's Creek, Titans, Hemlock Grove)

"Wonderful experience and great people! The lighting and sound is amazing! So much better than fighting with my husband about his lack of reading skills and trying to set up my phone on a pile of books while gathering every light that 's portable! haha! So great to be introduced to Laughing Vikings and have a safe space to play :)"

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FEATURED BLOG POSTS:

MEET JAMES LARSEN: BROTHER, DRUMMER, DREAMER.  

James is my middle brother. This weekend was his 50th birthday.
He was born July 3rd 1970 in British Columbia. He died Dec 7th 2003 in New York City living his dream. I'd like to share some of James' life with you today. 

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HOW TO START A COMEDY CAREER ON KIJIJI.

In 2009 at age 31, I left a well paid corporate career after 10 yrs because I wasn't in love with it.  I made the decision to follow my passion for comedy and pursue a career in entertainment.

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I HATE RAISINS

I hate raisins. But I love making people laugh. If you’re looking for some silly goosery, then please check out my debut comedy album SILLY GOOSE! 

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