My Life as a Comedian

Jonas Gardell's modern classic in a feature film adaption by award winner Rojda Sekersöz.

My Life as a Comedian Selected for World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2019

My Life as a Comedian will screen in the Discovery section at TIFF. The film is the second feature from Swedish director Rojda Sekersöz, following up her acclaimed 2017 debut Beyond Dreams.

Juha, 12, class clown in the suburb of Sävbyholm, Sweden. To be funny is the only thing he is good at and all he wants is to fit in the social peckingorder at school. When Juha as an adult performs the show – My Life As A Comedian- to sold out theatres and tells the horrid and funny stories from his childhood to the audience he gets an unexpected visit from an old friend from school which makes him return to Sävbyholm and deal with his past.


Production company
Anagram Sverige AB
Production year
Title in Swedish
En komikers uppväxt
Martin Persson
Executive Producer(s)
Mats Alders, Miira Paasilinna
Rojda Sekersöz
Jonas Gardell
Johan Rheborg, Loke Hellberg, Jakob Eklund, Klara Zimmergren, Fredrik Hallgren, Ulla Skoog, Maria Sid, Gizem Erdogan and Cilla Thorell.
Erik Molberg Hansen
Fredrik Morheden
Jan Paul Wall
Production Designer
Teresa Beale
Costume Designer
Kicki Ilander
Make-Up Artist
Annacarin Lock
Lotta Forsblad
Sound Design
Christian Holm

Co-Produced with Film i Väst, SVT, SF Studios and Belga Film, with support from the Swedish Film Institute and NFTF and in co-operation with CMore and YLE

The national release is handled by SF Studios (October 2019) and international distribution by The Yellow Affair.