In the mid-‘80s, two playful, half-crazy Norwegians had an idea that would change the village of Høylandet forever.
They wanted to organise a national revue festival, rallying humour groups from all over the country to meet, share and compete with each other. In 1987, their dream became reality when 20 revue groups gathered in the small village to perform in two tents provisionally sewn together. In July, 100 Norwegian revue groups travel to Høylandet, bringing their funniest material in the hope of winning the biannual Norsk Revyfestival. Approximately 400 groups typically sign up for the festival, but the five prestigious semifinals only have 100 places.