Marika Carlsson

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Marika Aychesh Carlsson
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Born Marika Aychesh Carlsson
(1973-03-19) 19 March 1973 (age 44)

Marika Aychesh Carlsson, née Marika Carlsson, is a standup comedian and TV-personality in Sweden.

Carlsson was born in Ethiopia and was adopted by a Swedish couple at age two.[1] She grew up in the town of Lund in Sweden's Skåne province.[2] Carlsson studied theatre and acting in Gothenburg before moving to Stockholm to break into the standup comedy circuit.[3] In 2006 she was awarded the prize for best female standup comedian at the annual Swedish comedy awards.[3][4]


She is probably best known from the popular panel game show Parlamentet on TV4, which parodies Swedish political debate. Carlsson has also featured in other TV shows such as, Stockholm Live, 100%, Carin 21.30, Grillad, Comedy fight Club Roast på Berns, Kvällsöppet,[5] and as the host for SVT's televised coverage of the 2010 National Day of Sweden.[6]


  1. ^ "En svensk tiger inte längre! - Adoptionscentrum". 2011-07-05. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  2. ^ "Tidningen Kulturen - nyhetstidning med kulturell prägel - Marika Carlsson: En negers uppväxt". Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  3. ^ a b "nyheter 091022 Intervju med Marika Carlsson". 2009-10-22. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  4. ^ Niklas Wahllöf (2010-03-14). "Ståuppkomikens historia". DN.SE. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  5. ^ "Hon ersätter Marcus Birro - Dagens Media" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  6. ^ Kashika Vohra says: (2009-04-14). "Marika Carlsson i Morgonpasset « FTW Productions". Retrieved 2014-06-05.