How to make a Proms audience laugh? Tell them a Finnish joke.main
The violinist Pekka Kuusisto had the BBC Proms in stitches when he did a spot of stand-up before his encores, followed by a Finnish folksong.
Pekka told the Helsingin Sanomat: ‘I’d never been to a Proms concert before, not even to listen. It was everything they’d said it would be. The Prommers engage with tremendous energy, and I decided, OK, let’s do this together.’
They should book him for the last night.