The Finlandia Foundation of Michigan brings top-rated Finnish comedian Ismo Leikola to launch FinnFest USA 2019 on Wednesday, September 18, with two shows at the Farmington Civic Theater in downtown Farmington.
After a 7 p.m. performance quickly sold out, organizers added a second at 9:30 p.m.
In his 2014 U.S. debut at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, Ismo won the title of “The Funniest Person in the World.” Audiences may also remember him from this 2018 appearance on NBC’s “Conan”:
Ismo’s appearance will be his first in Detroit, as well as the first time that FinnFest USA has featured a comedian on the program. An annual celebration of Finnish culture, the three-day event includes continuing education opportunities, special guests, concerts, theatre, films, and social dances.
Seating for the September 18 Ismo performance is limited. Tickets are $25-$30 and available online at eventbrite.com/e/ismo-leikola-tickets-71435113347.