Debrecen Hungary

While the rest of Europe is covered in clouds of ash, I have been safely tucked away in Debrecen, Hungary and I havnt seen sight or sound of it, its been gorgeous blue sky today and its been great to just chill in this town, which depending on who you talk to, could be the second biggest in Hungary. Ive been here twice before, both for work also but only for 5 days so I didnt get any free time here plus it was the middle of the European winter. Now spring has arrived and I can hardly believe it, the coldest friggin winter in 30 years and basically survived, with only a short interlude to America along the way. I seriously thought this would never come, 5 months of winter is not an easy thing for an aussie to take.

Despite Debrecen being a bitch to get to cause its a 2 hour flight to Budapest and then another 2 hours in the car, I like to come here a) because I like getting paid but b) because the collegues I work with here are really cool and they always have me over for a typical Hungarian garage party. What is a garage party? a party in a garage stupid! Except now its spring we have garage party outside. so its not in a garage anymore. but its still a party and its still called garage party. get it?

Typical Hungarian garage party where we drink Ukrainian beer and vodka. why Ukraine? Again you ask too many questions.

Bringing the Estonian comedy tour together has been a lot of work but I wouldnt say its been painful, in fact its been a lot of fun. I think organising comedy shows is easier than organising theatre, you dont have to worry about scripts and costumes and lighting designs and crap like that, just that you herd the actors to the stage at the right time and then push them infront of the spot light. What has made the comed tour come together is having good people to work with, both in Tartu and Tallinn Ive got super cool guys who have worked really hard on the ground to make the shows happen. When you have good people shit just works. In between myself, Joe, Phil and now the Estonian crew we have a pretty good network going on for comedy in Scandinavia.

Ive spent the weekend writing stuff for the Estonian shows. I started by going back through wow, who was this idiot who used to write, such crazy, honest stuff. I am hoping to find a few nuggest of gold in here which I can turn into material. Now I must keep on digging..

By Louis Zezeran

Louis Zezeran is an Australian Stand Up comedian and comedy promoter based in Tallinn, Estonia. 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

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