WHERE: Yle Areena & as broadcast Yle5, watch Micke & Steffe show with Finnish subtitles at Yle Areena.
Concept & Screenwriting: Sonja Ahlfors, Joanna Wingren, Malin Nyqvist
Micke & Steffe, talkshow hosts: Sonja Ahlfors & Joanna Wingren
Collaborators: Rafael Donner, Aleksis Salusjärvi, Matias Björkas, Boodi Kabbani, Jamie McDonald, Oskar Pöysti, Jonas Rothlaender, Jakob Norrgård, Josefin Fri, Emelie Zilliacus, Yasmine Harkimo-Legerström, Amelie Lagerström, Sophia Wekesa, KAJ.
Director: Malin Nyqvist
Camera: Alvi Pakarinen
B-Camera: Marika Hill
Light assistant: Malin Hemming
Scenography and costume: Mia-Irene Sundqvist
Assistant & runner: Carolina Råman
Make-up design: Miia Ollula
Make-up: Krista Karppinen
Beards: Ari Haapaniemi
A-sound: Robin Saurén
Sound-design: Malin Nyqvist & Sofia Bonds
Sound mix: Manne Railo / Nanoverse
Editing: Sofia Bonds
Graphic design: Johan Isaksson
Graphic design for TV: Tommi Pietiläinen / Rudolf Helsinki, Sofia Bonds, Malin Nyqvist
Composer: Sabina Wärme
Grading: Marika Hill
Producer: Sonia Stenius
Executive Producer: Markus von Reiche
In collaboration with: Five Corners Production och Yle
WHAT: Finnish-Swedish drag kings, Micke Palmgren and Steffe Strand, finally got their own talk show, The Micke & Steffe show. Premiere for this talk show of 8 episodes was on the 10th of April, 2020, and all the episodes are available in Yle Arena on 29.5.2020. The talk show can be watched from abroad and is subtitled in Finnish.
Micke and Steffe are two new cultural characters who analyse manhood and masculinity in their talk show that is both serious and humorous. The show discusses what it is to be “a woke man” in today’s world with eight invited guests. The different personalities of Micke and Steffe provide the program a depth and capacity to approach the theme of manhood from many different angles. Micke Palmgren (Sonja Ahlfors) is more balanced but confused in his polo shirt and disturbing man-spread. Steffe Strand (Joanna Wingren) is more choleric and laid-back in his rock style with a man bun and beard.
The Micke & Steffe show is a unique interview program as the interviews are made by actors in their roles. At the same time, Micke and Steffe are comic figures whose arguments between interviews add interesting layers to the themes each episode is dealing with.
PRESS PHOTO: Alvi Pakarinen