Bylgja Babýlons is an Icelandic comedian and actress. She was born in the Northern Icelandic town of Dalvík in 1987.
Her interest in performing lead to her enroling in film school in 2009. Bylgja was a student at the Icelandic film school where she studied; filmmaking, writing, editing, production and acting. She graduated in 2011 and began working in the film and television industry in Iceland.
She has appeared in many Icelandic television productions including; Málið með Sölva, Sönn Íslensk Sakamál, Makalaus, Óupplýst, and Áramótaskaup (the most watched television show in Icelandic history), and commercials for; Vörður incurance company, Lottó and Iceland air.
Bylgja has also secured roles in feature films including; Borgríki, Webcam, Wikileaks and the upcomming feature film Snjór og Salóme.
In 2014 Bylgja teamed up with another Icelandic actress, Anna Hafþórsdóttir to pitch a comedy series about the fitness industry called 'Tinna og Tóta.' The series was picked up by Icelandic broadcaster Bravó. The show garnered a large fan base and Babýlons is still recognised for the comedic role of a spray-tanned fitness expert who's a few crayons short of a full pack.
During the run of 'Tinna og Tóta' Bylgja began dabbling with stand up comedy. At the time the scene in Iceland was very small and there were very few women regularly performing. She quickly became an audience favorite and has since established herself as a consistent comedy main.
In 2015 Bylgja wrote and performed her first solo stand up comedy show entitled 'Fólk er óþolandi' (people are annoying). The run was received by full houses and cemented her as essential viewing for Icelanic comedy. Later that year she toured with comedy Estonia to; Latvia, Estonia and Finland. She also enjoyed a succesful run at open mics in London.
In 2016 Bylgja continued to perform standup and teamed up with Australian born comedian Jonathan Duffy. The pair wrote a show called 'The Minority Report.' The show focused on the fact that being a woman and Duffy being gay make them minorities in the comedy scene. The Minority report enjoyed a successful run at a time when english speaking comedy in Iceland had become a firm crowd pleaser for locals and tourists alike.
Later that year, Bylgja toured with Jonathan and Icelandic household name Hugleikur Dagsson. The three performed in Berlin and San Francisco.
Bylgja is a regular guest on Icelandic television and radio. She often appears on Talk shows and panel shows performing stand up or talking about current issues. She has a consistant following on Twitter in Icealnd and is regularly quoted for her witty responses to mansplainers.
Bylgja is currently living in Edinburgh. She is still regularly performing stand up, acting and has recently delved into the art world with a series of paintings she's working on where poop becomes a character.