Original title: Suo, kuokka ja Hollywood
Author: Ismo Leikola and Angelika Leikola
Genre: Memories & Biographies
English edition, Info sheet, Summary
A Finnish comedian-writer couple arrives in Los Angeles. Is the city ready for them?
The authors share their personal story of navigating through the Hollywood comedy industry and the American way of life as a freshly arrived writer-comedian couple from a very different society. As they examine this new world and how their old one looks from afar, they end up realizing their life is like an ongoing stand-up bit. And that the line between tragedy and comedy is truly so fine it’s in many ways non-existent.
US&Us: Surviving Hollywood with Comedy is the international version of Finland’s #1 bestselling nonfiction title Suo, kuokka ja Hollywood, by the same authors, which was published in Finland in March 2021 and has sold more than 62,000 copies across all formats. Full English text available!
Readers’ feedback on Suo, kuokka ja Hollywood:
I laughed out loud at times, and the next moment I was so moved my eyes welled up.
Eye-opening. Entertaining. Easy-going. Recommended!
This work is not only a story about Ismo and Angelika but a story of humankind.
[The Leikolas’] book was the most listened-to book of 2021 on Storytel. Their depiction of the world behind the scenes of stand-up comedy has also been the most listened-to nonfiction and autobiographical book on Bookbeat. The book describes how the couple built Ismo Leikola’s comedy career throughout the years in the United States. At the same time, it reveals their day-to-day life in the United States - what works, and what doesn’t.
Helsingin Sanomat, Finland
FINLAND: Siltala (orig.)