THINK YOU’RE FUNNY?
THEN YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS SUMMER’S
“LAUGH YOUR WAY TO SWEDEN”
COMEDY VIDEO CONTEST!
Launching on June 5 at LaughYourWayToSweden.com in Support of
the Returning Smash NBC-TV Sitcom “Welcome to Sweden” (Premiering on July 19 and available on iTunes the day after airing), Entrants Submitting a :60 second
“Fish-Out-of-Water” Themed Sketch Will Have the Chance to Win a Trip
to Sweden for Two for a chance to meet the cast and More!
Winning Video will be Selected by Greg Poehler, the star and creator of
“Welcome to Sweden”, as well as Patrick Duffy, Illeana Douglas, Guest Stars Neve Campbell, Jason Priestly and Shannon O’Neill, the Artistic Director of the
Upright Citizens Brigade.
Welcome To Sweden Contest:Win a Trip to Sweden with Greg Poehler
New York, NY/Toronto, Canada – This summer, in support of the returning top rated NBC-TV sitcom “Welcome to Sweden” from executive producers and siblings Greg & Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”), Entertainment One (eOne) invites comedy lovers and aspiring comedians to enter the “Laugh Your Way to Sweden” Video Contest!
Searching the nation for the best original comedy short (up to :60 seconds in length) with the “Fish-Out-of-Water” theme imported from the series, videos will be voted on by the public at LaughYourWayToSweden.com. Entrants will be encouraged to share their videos across social media, and the top 10 videos with the most votes will move on to the final round where they will be judged by the celebrity panel.
The grand prize winner will be awarded a trip to Sweden for two and an exclusive visit to the Stockholm-based “Welcome to Sweden” set to meet the cast, valued at $5,000. Additionally, the winning video will appear as a special bonus feature on the SEASON TWO DVD.
One of last summer’s highest-rated broadcast comedies and described as “the best thing to happen to broadcast-network comedy since ‘Modern Family’, “Welcome to Sweden” is based on Greg Poehler’s true life story. Bruce (Poehler) is a successful New York money manager to the stars who falls in love with a Swedish girl, Emma (Josephine Bornebusch, top-rated Swedish drama “Solsidan”), and follows her back to her native Stockholm. Culture clashes and hilarity abounds as Bruce, with no job, friends or clue, is forced to survive as a stranger in a very strange land. The cast also includes Lena Olin (Chocolat, The Ninth Gate) and Claes Månsson as Emma’s parents, and Illeana Douglas (Easy to Assemble, Grace of My Heart) and Patrick Duffy (“Dallas”) as Bruce’s parents.
Guest stars in the second season include newcomers Neve Campbell (“Party of Five”, the Scream franchise), Jason Priestly (“Call Me Fitz”, “Haven”, “Beverly Hills, 90210”), Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda, School of Rock) and Paul Simon, as well as returnees Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza and others.
The Second Season of “Welcome to Sweden” will premiere on NBC on July 19at8pm ET/7pm CT. The day following the premiere and each successive episode, series co-producer Entertainment One will release each individual episode for purchase on all leading digital platforms, including: iTunes and Amazon Instant Video.
Welcome to Sweden is a co-production between TV4, eOne, Syskon and Jarowskij. Created by Greg Poehler and based on events in his life, he serves as executive producer along with Amy Poehler, Fredrik Arefalk, Carrie Stein, Josephine Bornebusch, Iréne Lindblad, Lisa Dahlberg and Jessica Ericstam. Johanna Bergenstråhleis producer.
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Film and Television divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 40,000 film and television titles, 4,500 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
 The Los Angeles Times