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 Kristian Valen

Kristian Valen is a comedian, actor, singer and songwriter originally from Stavanger. Known for comedic impressions, Valen has also pursued a serious music career; his pop music album Listen When Alone was released internationally in Europe and Asia. Valen was asked by Katherine Jackson to perform his hit song "Still Here" at the Jackson Family Foundation´s Forever Michael: A Celebration of an Icon, the one year Michael Jackson memorial show held in 2010 at Beverly Hilton Hotel the home of the Golden Globes in Los Angeles.

Valen has created several extremely successful live shows, including Fartøy Valen (SS Valen), Et Musikalsk Kaos (Musical Chaos), and Raskere enn sitt eget beste (Faster than His Own Good). The shows have to date net Valen an estimated US$40 million in ticket sales. His three hit TV series Valen TV, Valen & De and Valen´s Frokost TV aired on national Norwegian broadcaster TV Norge, and topped the ratings. TV Norge. He has been voted "Entertainer of the Year" by viewers of Norway´s TV2 and the "Årets TV-ansikt" (This Year´s TV-face) by the readers of magazine Se & Hør.

Son of Inge Valen, who played as a footballer for the team Viking FK, Valen was expected to follow in his father´s footsteps to become a famous sportsman. However, Valen left the world of football when he was 16 and wound up hosting a popular radio show in his native city of Stavanger. His quick wit and popular on-air impersonations led Valen to the world of comedy.

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