Gula gubben

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Gula gubben
Gula Gubben Geta.jpg
Gula gubben in Norway (2007)
Born Ulf Hans Peter Lööf
(1958-02-18) 18 February 1958 (age 56)
Skövde, Sweden
Occupation comedian, singer

Ulf Hans Peter "Geta" Lööf, (better known as Gula gubben (The Yellowman) (born 18 February 1958) is a Swedish comedian and singer.[1][2] Lööf was born in Skövde but lives and works in Varberg, Sweden. Lööf has competed in the show Talang 2010 on TV4. Lööf has also appeared at festivals and in the SVT show Sommarlovsmorgon during the summer of 2012. Lööf has done DJ work and has owned his own vinyl disc shop in Varberg. Lööf is also a participant in poetry slams.


He is best known as "Gula gubben" as he performs in yellow tight fitting tracksuits at different music festivals such as the Hultsfred festival and the Skövde festival.[3][4] Lööf commented that he "cried" and that his "soul died" when Hultsfred's festival was permanently terminated in 2010.[5] Lööf has recorded a few music albums and also written several poetry books.[5] He has also been a DJ usually playing vinyl discs from his personal collection.[4] He competes in poetry slams and he became champion at the Swedish annual poetry slam competition.[5][6]

Television appearances[edit]

Lööf competed in the show Talang 2010 – the Swedish version of Got Talent – on TV4, but was eliminated after his first audition.[7][8] During the 2012 series of Sommarlovsmorgon on SVT which ran for nine weeks, Lööf read a poem each week on the show.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Along with Bertil Johansson he owned and ran the shop "Vevgrammofonen" in Varberg which sold vinyl discs, but the shop closed in 1998.[2][10] In September 2012, Lööf was attacked by a drunk man who had climbed into the residential neighbourhood where Lööf lives. Lööf and another person together held the attacker down until police arrived.[11]


  1. ^ "Geta Lööf fyller 55 – Gula Gubben firar med egen festival i Varberg – Från P4 Skaraborgs program | Sveriges Radio". 18 January 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Mitt Liv: En skämtsam filur med allvar i botten". Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Tweet Följ @SvD Carl Cato/TT Spektra Borlänge TT Spektra (1 July 2010). "Gula Gubben gråter för Hultsfred | Kultur | SvD" (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Åsa Mwansa "Könstia kollars på Lassagården | Skövde Nyheter" (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "Gula gubben gråter för Hulsfred". Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Alla deltagare – alla grenar | SM i poetryslam 2011". Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Talang". Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  8. ^ ""Gula gubben" får juryn att bryta ihop". Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Geta Lööf – inte "Gula Gubben" – avrundade Sommarmorgon – Sommar i P4 Halland – Sommar i P4 Halland". Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  10. ^ Martin Erlandsson "Gula Gubben-docka ska premiärvisas i Hultsfred – Musik" (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  11. ^ Fredrik Larsson (11 November 2013). "Våldsman minns inte överfallet på Geta Lööf – Varberg" (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

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