Finnish Comedian Ismo breaks down the English language on Great Day Houston 

Näkymät 1,3 milj.
97% 13 000 350

Finnish comedian Ismo once commanded a military unit and studied physics in college, but chose to follow a career in stand-up comedy instead. It turned out to be the right decision because he's been named "The Funniest Person in the World" after winning a competition at the famous Laugh Factory comedy club in Los Angeles.
His appearance on "Conan" went viral and gained over 70 million views in only 3 days by doing what he does best...breaking down the quirky English language and offering an outsider's perspective to everyday experiences. www.youtube.com/watch?time_co...
Ismo is performing at the Joke Joint Comedy Club tonight and tomorrow night at 8pm and 10:30pm and Sunday night at 8pm. Tickets start at $14 and are available online at www.jokejointcomedyshowcase.c...


- Hyppytyynytyydytys = "Bouncy Cushion Satisfaction"

- Janishousu = "Rabbit Pants" / Scaredy Cat

- Poronkusema = "Reindeer Pee"
...Legit Measure Of Distance
...How Far Reindeer Travel Before Peeing
...7.5 km / 4.7 miles

- Joulupukki - "Christmas Goat" / Santa Claus

- Kalsarikannit - Getting Drunk At Home In Underwear

- Juoksentelisinkohan = "I Wonder If I Should Run Around Aimlessly?"

- Aitiyspakkaus = Cardboard Maternity Box
...Baby's 1st Bed

- Rintaliivit = "Breast Vests" / Bras

- Lentokonesuihkuturbiiniapumekaanikkoaliupseerioppilas
...Longest Word In Launguage
- "airplane jet turbine engine auxiliary mechanic non-commissioned officer student"

GDH Twitter - GreatDayHouston
GDH Facebook- GreatDayHous...
GDH Instagram - greatdayhou...








Lisää soittolistaan:

Oma soittolista
Katso myöhemmin
Kommentteja 0   
Lit_feelings 12 päivää sitten
In one Indian language 'Marathi'...... Mom is "Aai"
Rajani Krishnamurthy
Rajani Krishnamurthy 16 päivää sitten
In Marathi, one of the numerous languages of India ' Aayee ' means mother. In Tamil, down south in India ' Annai' , formal and 'Amma' informal for ' mother'
Peter Nielsen
Peter Nielsen 16 päivää sitten
Hyppytyynytyytävyys... Satisfaction with the bouncy ball/cusion. Jump/pillow/satisfaction
Don Mauro di Boghari
Don Mauro di Boghari 18 päivää sitten
The hardest language in the world.
mr c
mr c 19 päivää sitten
Is Finland a vikings country
Liesl Wind
Liesl Wind 28 päivää sitten
darren porras
darren porras Uukausi sitten
I would love to hang out with Ismo and have a few beers, joking and laughing. Seems like a great guy and he's funny as hell.
a h
a h Uukausi sitten
In Bodo mother is Aai/Aiywi
Sahabat Kucing
Sahabat Kucing Uukausi sitten
Siddich Uukausi sitten
well for not being prepared finland always kicked arse...
Labas Salam
Labas Salam Uukausi sitten
I don't think he's comfortable sitting on that couch lol...
konnuli Uukausi sitten
I'm 39 Finn and only now I get it how strange "joulupukki" sounds..(=Santa Claus->Christmas goat)🤔😄
Thomas Alègre de la Soujeole
Finno-Ugrik : Perkele !
A Truth Seeker
A Truth Seeker Uukausi sitten
what a fntastic bright interviever
markus mirtti
markus mirtti Uukausi sitten
I love real genuine people kiitos🙂
Lerssi Larsson
Lerssi Larsson Uukausi sitten
Tekikö kainalopierun?
Ilari Sell
Ilari Sell 2 kuukautta sitten
Se on lentokonesuihkuturbiinimoottoriapuumekaanikkoaliupseerioppilas
S 2 kuukautta sitten
We call our Moms...Aayi or Amma or Thaayi in some places of India..❤️🇮🇳...
Magbojos John
Magbojos John 2 kuukautta sitten
When he said “ They are all like applauding” I felt that
matewis1 2 kuukautta sitten
They missed the best part of the wife carrying competition. Winner gets their wife's weight in beer
DeejayXCrypt 2 kuukautta sitten
Lumperi65 2 kuukautta sitten
Raindeer pii is a measure of distance ha ha ! Thats true here in north Lapland.
Michael Milsom
Michael Milsom 2 kuukautta sitten
She is a great interviewer. He would not have been easy and she did a great job of him showcasing and also connecting the interview very much to the home crowd. Nicely done!
Michael Milsom
Michael Milsom 2 kuukautta sitten
@Great Day Houston :-)
Great Day Houston
Great Day Houston 2 kuukautta sitten
Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed the video :)
John Doe
John Doe 2 kuukautta sitten
Very good presentation from Houst. Ismo we know already easy going man. Thank You.
Rosa M
Rosa M 2 kuukautta sitten
In tigrigna mother is Adey...
Joshua Phillips
Joshua Phillips 3 kuukautta sitten
Remedy Entertainment is in Finland. In another life, I totally worked and lived in Finland making video games.
Jarski l
Jarski l 3 kuukautta sitten
Tbh Finland is low populated country. But the country itself is huge. About same size as Montana. But yeah we are tiny when it comes to popularity aswell...
Jessica Rabbit
Jessica Rabbit 3 kuukautta sitten
This guy is genius😲his is a brilliant comedy talent
euro snuke
euro snuke 3 kuukautta sitten
Republiken 3 kuukautta sitten
The Yule Goat is the tradional Nordic pre-christian Midwinter/Christmas väsen
giorgos Jameson Kl
giorgos Jameson Kl 3 kuukautta sitten
I love Finland 🇫🇮! From Greece 🇬🇷
David Magradze
David Magradze 3 kuukautta sitten
Fins: our language is weird and hard to learn... and we say aiti for mom. Georgians: Hold our beers...
LeoVids 3 kuukautta sitten
Atleast in 3 indian languages 'aai' means mother.
Piia Lindqvist
Piia Lindqvist 3 kuukautta sitten
I did read somewhere that there are in fact in indian language words exactly like in Finnish and they have the same meaning.
eikka heikkinen
eikka heikkinen 3 kuukautta sitten
momo's tube
momo's tube 3 kuukautta sitten
His tone of voice is hilarious. But natural. Reminds me of Asterix and Obilix
bon giovi
bon giovi 3 kuukautta sitten
We Turks call mom “An-ne” so not every language starts with “M”, keep assimilated yourselves dear free educated highly educated far away Uralic cousins.
Piia Lindqvist
Piia Lindqvist 3 kuukautta sitten
Mother on Finnish is äiti...
Ryosuke Takahashi
Ryosuke Takahashi 3 kuukautta sitten
torilla tavataan.
Fredrik Abacka
Fredrik Abacka 3 kuukautta sitten
3G:s in that ride! =Great interview(er), good answers n generous atmosphare in such a dialog! F-ready the Finn
Aküma 3 kuukautta sitten
Torille. :)
Elina Sunshine
Elina Sunshine 4 kuukautta sitten
Kalsarikännit - getting drunk in your house in underwear - only done in Finland and then *COVID-19 enters the scene* - everyones new favourite pastime!
J Härkönen
J Härkönen 4 kuukautta sitten
Ismo is the spitting image of a regular Finn.
laffiny 4 kuukautta sitten
she is lame as fuck, constatnly referring to her texax accent, who cares, you are just dumb and never learned a foreign language
bruchpilot747 4 kuukautta sitten
"small country" 6th largest european by landmass 26th largest european by population it isn't that big, but it isn't that small either... Also, that long word may be impressive... but nothing for us Germans Rinderkennzeichnungsfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz. 79 letters. And technically - if i understood correctly - just liike in finnish we can form long words just by combining words. (technically this long word is 8 seperates) So there are no boundaries on how long a word can be,really.
Gwazi 4 kuukautta sitten
“Finland has more saunas than cars” No they don’t. Great fact checking
Martin JOYFUL 4 kuukautta sitten
Adorable Nordic Girls. Just like a Goddess :) My only plan this summer is to fall in love in Northern Europe.
Bobby Thomas
Bobby Thomas 5 kuukautta sitten
Glad I saw this, i was running out of password ideas for my accounts.
Sampsa Lehtonen
Sampsa Lehtonen 5 kuukautta sitten
Vähäsen ärsyttää kun Simo sanoi "soona" eikä "sauna". Sana on peräisin suomenkielestä joten se lausutaan kuinka se kirjoitetaan.
KALEIDO jess 5 kuukautta sitten
Wow, Finland seems cool 🇫🇮
Alexisstoned 5 kuukautta sitten
What a nice video to watch while having kalsarikännit.
T Aalto
T Aalto 6 kuukautta sitten
Mokoma Mokoma
Mokoma Mokoma 6 kuukautta sitten
I'm having a "Kalsarikännit" right now. And it's fucking awesome.
DeWorDeR 6 kuukautta sitten
6:43 "yes we have reinderr, we eat them" :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
Handrias 6 kuukautta sitten
well....Estonian langue is strongly related to Finnish.
MrFanntaz 6 kuukautta sitten
In turkish mother is annem. So i guess thats also a very strange language.
Vepantteri 6 kuukautta sitten
So why we say joulupukki, is because santa used to look like a goat, he wore a mask of sorts that looked like a goat's head made out of the thin layer on the outside of a tree, forgot the word.
Thu Moi
Thu Moi 6 kuukautta sitten
Love you.
bensiini1 6 kuukautta sitten
This guy is a animal beater, he hit a horse with a fist when he could not ride in reality show in finland, he was kicked out of the show.
OneSkeletonGuy 6 kuukautta sitten
Miksi ihmeessä Ismo aina näyttää siltä että miettii "Mitä helvettiä minä teen täällä :D"
li yu
li yu 6 kuukautta sitten
Nero Claudius
Nero Claudius 6 kuukautta sitten
You see everyone sad in Finland eventually kills themselves. That is why we are happy.
Vihree Linja
Vihree Linja 6 kuukautta sitten
Salkkareitten ekankauden jälkee tää oli eka kerta kun ismo nauratti.
Suresh Padwal
Suresh Padwal 6 kuukautta sitten
Finns are very humble and helpful..my exp.lol from India
Erik Emerölduson
Erik Emerölduson 6 kuukautta sitten
7:41 They couldn't even fit the word onto the screen, it went behind the yellow shape.
jamyang gyeltshen
jamyang gyeltshen 6 kuukautta sitten
In my language, Mother is termed as 'Aai' with 'ah' phonology too
Yen Thanh
Yen Thanh 6 kuukautta sitten
MrZimpauttaja 6 kuukautta sitten
Well done Ismo. It's not that easy to go interviewed in a live show for a non-English speaker. Especially if the base where you stand on is the Finnish language -which is so different from all Anglo-German languages.
Lo Doan
Lo Doan 6 kuukautta sitten
A la verga.
Lepi 7 kuukautta sitten
What the fuck? she says it completely right here in 0:54 just a bit fast :D Tried to slow it down and still sounds good! :--------dddd :--DDD
tumtuaresagitur 7 kuukautta sitten
Oh yeah! Basically, the only mistake was the *voiced* s in takaisin!
Hunar Omar
Hunar Omar 7 kuukautta sitten
1:25 In Kurdish, calling Mom is دایە (pronounced as Daya), and the word mother itself is دایک (Daik)
Chhewang Sherpa
Chhewang Sherpa 7 kuukautta sitten
Finland is a small country:)
Madward YT
Madward YT 7 kuukautta sitten
Not wanna be rude but my language starts mom with A but also it's related to finnish so nevermind... xD Poronkusema/raindeer pee we would say it's a spit away xD (saliva from your mouth kind of spit)
Alex Oja
Alex Oja 7 kuukautta sitten
Fuck off from my recommendations Ismo you're the stupidest comedian there ever was
Alex Oja
Alex Oja 7 kuukautta sitten
@tumtuaresagitur Thank you deer!
tumtuaresagitur 7 kuukautta sitten
Ojan pohjalla ollaan kateudesta vihreenä? ; )
wet timguavass
wet timguavass 7 kuukautta sitten
Thailand, Mexico , Colombia, etc. are the happiest countries
Sithlordxxxx 7 kuukautta sitten
I am delighted by the host. Not sure if she's doing an extremely good job or if others dropped the bar too low... whatever it is, you are an awesome host!
Wong Joman
Wong Joman 7 kuukautta sitten
In manado pukki is something you don't want to say
Sylar Kane
Sylar Kane 7 kuukautta sitten
Ismo on kyllä paras xD Tämä on hyvää mainetta Suomelle.
gray wolf
gray wolf 7 kuukautta sitten
Jos se niin sanotusti kompensoidaan niin onko se tulevaisuuden eläkkeistä pois?
Travis P
Travis P 7 kuukautta sitten
"free education" comes with 50%+ taxes
Frispy Foncords
Frispy Foncords 8 kuukautta sitten
He’s such a “badass”
Katey Road
Katey Road 8 kuukautta sitten
What a great host!
NIGHTOWL 1963 8 kuukautta sitten
I bet those Finnish spelling bee's are hard as hell!
timomastosalo 7 kuukautta sitten
@tumtuaresagitur Like in 'cat tape'. The first t shouldn't be released, so /katto/ goes like 'CUT toh' - the ending of -oh without diphthong, trying to end it like a Spanish word. It may sound like there's silence there - which is kind of true. But if you feel you tongue in the right place for t, you're doing it right. It's just the same mechanism, technique, as for the more 'noisy' sounds, like Emma in Finnish is said like 'EM-mah. You can test it, noticing that both M sounds vibrate, with no stop or release in between. Same in Jenni ('YEN-ny'), another female name. Then katto comes with the same technique, just less stuff to be heard - it's 'active silence' :)
tumtuaresagitur 7 kuukautta sitten
@timomastosalo Someone might wonder how e.g. a hard strop like t is pronounced long, as in /katto/, meaning roof. The secret is a short pause after the "first" t: kat- (approx. like cut; short pause, about 100 milliseconds, I believe) -to (~taw)
timomastosalo 7 kuukautta sitten
On the contrary: They would be almost the easiest of the world, if we Finns needed them :) In Finnish every letter is almost always pronounced the same way on every position. Double letter means that sound is long. No silent letters (except maybe in recent loan words) So when you hear a new Finnish word, you know write away how it's spelled. Except compound words, so like East Wood or Eastwood. English is pretty much the hardest language to spell. The good side of that is you can pretty much pick any word from any language, and you can always somehow pronounce that in English. Like psychology: the p is silent - but not in Greek. They say the y now like ee/i, ch is said like the J in Spanish, and now the g is like y in yes, Plus it's psykhologia for them. But English picks there the closest that seems familiar for them, shortens the end - and things roll.
TheTigger020604 8 kuukautta sitten
I don't think we even have those in Finland. Spelling in Finnish is pretty straightforward. 🙂
Phillip Dal Degan
Phillip Dal Degan 8 kuukautta sitten
She doesn’t know her left from her right.
Syndicate Masyaf
Syndicate Masyaf 8 kuukautta sitten
She keeps blabbing on about Texas and that "cuntry drawwwl" yet I've heard not even a fraction of a Texan accent in her speech. Odd.
Admiral Admirable
Admiral Admirable 8 kuukautta sitten
He kinda looks like a stoner version of Fredrik Åkesson
timomastosalo 8 kuukautta sitten
What's up with more saunas than cars? Well, sauna is a bath ... You fill in the missing part :) So which one is more important - cars or baths? I know cars are inportant, but a bath - well ... :)
Fawad Fawadi
Fawad Fawadi 9 kuukautta sitten
0:07 voice crack
// Ginpachi //
// Ginpachi // 9 kuukautta sitten
In "joulupukki" the "pukki" also means an old man if I'm getting that right?
timomastosalo 8 kuukautta sitten
Pukki means goat, like buck used to mean (buckeye etc.), it's the same origin as buck. It can mean an old man, like old goat does in English. In jouluoukki it goes back to the name of a character in the midwinter festival in the pre-Christian Nordic traditions - the name just never changed, so now it means the Santa Clause character. In the Finnish Christmas cards he's still often depicted dressed more humbly in mostly grey, with only red & green ornaments. For us Finns the plump guy in full red is more like the 'Coca Cola Santa' :)
Masentunu 9 kuukautta sitten
Neelesh Gothania
Neelesh Gothania 9 kuukautta sitten
Maharashtra, India. Mother is aai almost same to aaithe the word they use in Finland for mother.
timomastosalo 8 kuukautta sitten
Well, it actually derives from ancient Germanic language. But that can be distabtly related to Sanskriti. Äiti is how the Finnish word is spelled. ä means the sound in mAtter, whereas A in Finnish like in the English fAther (Finnish would spell it faader/faadör - length of the sound has 2 options in Finnish). Äiti is like Texas people in very broad dialect, or more like Australians might say 80. Also, for them 'say' sounds like säi in Finnish, usually English says it like sei in Finnish - compare hey, grey, they. If there was a word like 'ity' in English, that would be spelled 'aiti' in Finnish. Well Americans would say it more like 'idy', and Cockney would drop the t :) In Finnish the vowels (a, o, u, ä. ö. y, e, i) are always said the same way no matter in which play they appear. The consonants do it almost as consistently.
SnickleFritz 420
SnickleFritz 420 10 kuukautta sitten
The interviewer was awesome!!
Sophdog 10 kuukautta sitten
"You have more saunas than cars. What's up with that?" "We like to be warm?"
Gabriel 2018
Gabriel 2018 10 kuukautta sitten
himanshu soni
himanshu soni 10 kuukautta sitten
One of the Indian language Marathi.. mother is ‘Aai’..
ledholm 10 kuukautta sitten
Splendid! and do you know this song? fiplace.info/loft/videot/nY6Ef31ts4iopJw
максим карандашев
He reminds of Borat. The fun part that this character was created to depict post-communist cultures. In realty that Borat reflects the culture of its creators, a capitalist one. Lulz
timomastosalo 8 kuukautta sitten
Borat is not depicting all post-communist cultures. It's more like about the Central Asian countries: more southern than the Russians and more eastern than Eastern Europe - but who had been under Soviet rule too. It's not about Communism but from a backward authoritarian country where many human rights have't had voice. Like the equality of women, which the Soviets more like tried to push forward. It's more like mixing Caucasian and Central Asian cultures, but mixing some Slavic words there too - like dzenkuye from Polish - but in a different meaning in Borat's 'language'. I just wish he wouldn't have chosen a real name like Kazakhstan as the name for Borat's 'country' - like for the Dictator he invented a country name. Pictures from this alleged 'Kazakhstan' seemed to be from Eastern Europe, like somewhere in the Balkans, maybe Romania.
максим карандашев
A Finn talking to a black person without fears and signs of disgust. Amazing
timomastosalo 8 kuukautta sitten
Meh, many Finns have seen and met black people since kids.
• Nova Light •
• Nova Light • 10 kuukautta sitten
Anne Laine
Anne Laine 10 kuukautta sitten
88marome 10 kuukautta sitten
How does he not know that we used to have a Yule goat delivering presents in the Nordic countries?
timomastosalo 8 kuukautta sitten
It's not a wide spread knowledge, that was so far back in time. Even the whole character based on the old Nordic mythology was so different. It has been going towards Unhola (land or realm of forgetting) for over 1000 years, since christianity started to come to Finland. The name just never changed, though the tradition was then linked to Saint Nikolaus. There actually was this kind of guy called Nikolaus in Asia Minor back when it was still Eastern Rome. The homes of the poor people were low one floor buildings mostly, so it was possible to through packages through the chimney to many houses. Those who got the presents were people who couldn't buy Christmas presents for their kids. Or it could have been they were short in some material needs like clothes for the kids, and this man helped them whenever he felt like it, not only in Christmas. But in Christmas we remember the First Christmas gidt, the heavenly gift, so it could have been that the gift tradition was already forming up, and Nikolaus extended it to giving these gufts in secret, until he got 'caught' in the 'evi' action of nameless donation, and became so famous in it that this mythology developed carrying versions of his name. So now you can strt your own nameless donation campaign, and one day someone will reveal you!
Matt Dylla
Matt Dylla 11 kuukautta sitten
What's up with the saunas? ....Well... We like to be warm.
Awkward moment! 😳😅 #prank
ISMO | Sharing the Bathroom
ISMO l Babu with Cheny l #10
Ismo Stand-up
Näkymät 1,2 milj.
Näkymät 701 t.
Awkward moment! 😳😅 #prank
Did He CHEAT? 😂 #shorts
Näkymät 2,2 milj.