After watching Mikkel Norgaard’s Klown, I didn’t know what to make of it. And upon a second viewing, I still don’t. It’s hard to articulate the precise moments that were just so hilarious that I found myself doubled over weeping tears of laugher or audibly gasping because I was painfully embarrassed, even though I was watching it alone in my bed. But what I do know is that Klown has proven to be one of the funniest and most pleasurably painful films I have seen in a long while. Based on the Danish television sitcom of the same title, the film stars Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen, two of Denmark’s most beloved comedians. The deliciously humorous film follows Frank and Casper’s misadventures on a debaucherous canoe trip after Frank kidnaps his unhappily pregnant girlfriend’s nephew in an attempt to prove he can be a good father. What ensues is one pratfall after another as Casper and Frank set out on a journey for what they want while following their worst instincts. I caught up with Norgaard about bringing these characters from the small screen to the cinema, the consequences of being an asshole, and adapting for the American audience.