Ive been on a 3 day trip across Estonia to make plans for something really cool, a stand up comedy tour of Estonia we will do in the of April! I am pretty excited by it because as far as I know, this hasnt been done before, many Estonians I speak to are very curious because they have never seen this kind of performance before. Thats awesome and also scarey, will they laugh at what we have to say? Only one way to find out
4 years after 3 idiots in a big white Swedish Volvo accidently rolled into Tartu and discovered the amazing Student Days, we will be performing 2 nights at the festival this year, along with an hour on their main stage. Wow. If you had asked this fool 4 years ago if this would happen he would have laughed and bought you another A. Le. Coq
We will perform the 27th and 28th at Vilde Restaurant in Tartu, thats Tuesday and Wednesday of Student Days. Tickets for the show will be 50 EEK and not only will you see the likes of Joe Eagan from Canada, Phil Schwarzmann from American but we have new comedians Eric Seufert and Stewart Johnson (both USA) and even one Estonian, Andrei Tuch. On TOP of that we will be have a guest appearance by a group of Improvisers who perform in Estonian! Thats going to be wild, English standup and Estonian improv mixed together, that’s culture for you people.
We have also received great help from the organisers of the Student Days Festival, they have got behind us and we are an official festival event which really helps us.
Inside the space in Vilde
In Tallinn we will be performing in the new home of comedy in the town, Drink Baar in the Old Town
For one night only on the 29th of April we will perform here this time including Aussie Andrew Meek and another special guest… ie I still have space in this show. Id really like to find another Estonian to perform. I am really keen to hear from Estonian comedians and include them in what we are doing, if you know one please contact me!
The owner of Drink Baar, James Ramsden has really gotten behind our cause and has been a huge help. I think we are going to pack out this bar on the Thursday night. Oh and they have the best Fish and Chips Ive had in years, a credit to get something this good so far from home.
So its all happening people! I am excited because I think Stand up is an important social tool, it gives people an unfiltered voice to speak about whats on their minds in a way radio, tv or print can not do. I really want to encourage Estonian stand up and for them to start to perform in Estonia, I think some dark, weird, very funny shit is going to come from these people.
With luck after the Estonian shows we will head over to Finland and do some night as well.
Its also nice to be back here and meet up with old friends, in Tallinn you will always bump into someone you know and they will probably be thirsty. Tomorrow is Helsinki via Viking Line. Get some, go again.
He was the co-founder of Comedy Estonia, Comedy Finland and Comedy Latvia. Louis writes, does gigs and performs at private events through the Baltics and Finland