Bengt Washburn
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Bengt Washburn

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The best kept secret in music

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GET BENGT, (live CD)
MORMON MEETS WORLD (DVD)

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Feeling a bit camera shy

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Bengt (pronounced bent) Washburn was born into a small Mormon family (seven kids) and raised in a big Mormon town (Mapleton, UT- pop. 2,000). His father is a psychiatrist and his mother is crazy (see: seven kids).

From age 19-21 Bengt was a Mormon Missionary in the Seattle Washington area. For two years he wore a suit while riding a ten speed. He was asked to “serve” the Hispanic community so he learned how to speak broken Spanish fluently. Knocking on strangers doors and bringing up religion makes Bengt no stranger to rejection, but it does make him stranger.

Always evolving, Bengt’s act presents the world as seen through the eyes of a small town Mormon man gone slightly awry. Bengt is unique and universal, achieving the quirky while remaining accessible. Described as “an intellectual with an imp’s perspective,” his musings are clever, silly, poignant, pointed, irreverent, thought provoking, and hilarious. Recently, Bengt’s one-of-a-kind comedy won him first place in the famous San Francisco Comedy Competition.