Despite their young age the brothers Vegard and Bård Ylvisåker, better known as Ylvis, have gained a unique position in the Norwegian entertainment industry. When the two young men began their career in 2000 with the show Ylvis – en kabaret (“Ylvis – A Cabaret”), critics and audience alike handed out superlatives. The same happened a few years later, when the brothers completed their second performance, Ylvis – en konsert (“Ylvis – A Concert”). Both performances were staged for several years in Bergen, Oslo and on tour throughout Norway. Ylvis is also known for their radio and TV appearances.
Bård and Vegard Ylvisåker grew up in Bergen and Africa. The boys began their career at Fana gymnas, where they took part in the school choir and theatre. It was Peter Brandt who discovered Bård in one of his performances at Fana school theatre. Six months later, Ylvis made their professional debut.