Anders "Anden" ("The Duck") Matthesen (born July 6, 1975) is a Danish stand-up comedian, actor and rapper. He is known for creating a wide array of memorable characters and stereotypes which he uses as alter-egos in performances.
After failing as a rapper, Matthesen started his stand-up career at the Danish Stand-Up Championship in 1993, where he finished in second place. After making a name on this scene, as well as through his comedy radio stories, he also contributed to several other projects. For example, a television "Julekalender", Jul på Vesterbro, featured fourteen characters of his invention, all of them played by himself. These included the drunken, prostitute-addicted sailor Stewart Stardust, and his junkie son, Danny. The story revolves around Stewart's hot dog stand, which a band of terrorists attempts to use to detonate a nuclear device during a UN meeting in Copenhagen.
Anders Matthesen has also released several CDs with his radio material, in addition to the animated movie Terkel in Trouble, based on one of these. He has also shown himself as a capable actor in a few plays including one about the life of the Danish travel tycoon Simon Spies. In 2006 he revisited rapping on his album Soevnloes, to great success, earning a gold record.
Recently Anders Matthesen has gone back to his stand-up roots, touring Denmark with shows like Bytte, bytte købmand (in collaboration with stand-up comedian Thomas Hartmann) from 2009 and the new one man show "ANDERS" which was released on DVD on November 11, 2013.2000 Hva' snakker du om? - Den ka' byttes Vol. 1
2001 Hva' snakker du om? - Arne fortæller... Terkel i knibe
2003 Jul på Vesterbro
2005 Snedronningen (Co-produced three tracks)
2010 Villa Peakstate
2001 Hva' snakker du om?
2001 Talegaver til børn 2001 (co-host with Mick Øgendahl)
2002 Talegaver til børn 2002
2002 9 års jubilæum
2002 Den ægte vare
2004 Tal for dig selv
2006 Anden paa coke?
2008 Anders Matthesen ...vender tilbage
2009 Bytte, bytte købmand
2004 Terkel i knibe
2006 Rene hjerter
2009 Sorte kugler
1999 Casper og Mandrilaftalen
2001 Langt fra Las Vegas
2004 Jul på Vesterbro
2008 Comedy Kuren
2004 Simon - Spies, skæg og ballade