Fóstbræður was a comedy sketch show which premiered on the Icelandic Stöð 2 in October 1997.
The show was written by the stars themselves, Sigurjón Kjartansson, Jón Gnarr, Helga Braga Jónsdóttir, Þorsteinn Guðmundsson (season 2-4), Benedikt Erlingsson (season 1-3), Gunnar Jónsson (Season 3-4) and Hilmir Snær Guðnason (season 1 only).
Awards and Perception
The shows five series (from 1997 to 2001) were received with much enthusiasm by the TV watching public in Iceland, winning four Edda awards (1999, 2000 and 2001)
This show did for Iceland the same as Monty Python
did for England. It pushed the boundaries of what can be called good taste, while being hilariously funny.
Because of demand, It was released on VHS
in 2000. And in 2007 on DVD