Performing In Belgium

was one Spanish guy in the audience who studied in Tallinn but seemed to know Finnish so he got my uski, kaksi kolmi, vittor, vittor, vittor joke. Seems no one else got my finnish language reference however.

Its a gorgeous Sunday morning here in Antwerp Belgium, where I am staying for two nights to do 2 shows here. I was working in Amsterdam this week and through some great contacts I got given two slots down here AND my old mate Kristof lives here in a great old house in the center so I thought why not.

His place is this great old house he is renovating with his brother

Last night I did my first performance outside of Scandinavia, in a place called Cafe de Buster here in the center of Antwerp. It was a good room and a nice crowd. I got there a bit late but they got me on and I did my 15 minutes. About half of my set was great but the other half didnt fire as strong as I wanted, I think if I understood the sort of venue I would have mixed up my set a bit, I did stories at the end when I think by midnight (it was a late show), the crowd wants it faster and punchier. Good to know. I found out after the show ther Tonight I have another show here at The Joker which is apparently THE comedy club here in Antwerp so its time to get back to the jokes.

Antwerp is cool and I like these Belgium people.  Down here it’s all about a) the beer and b) the fries. Everyone eats them, you wouldn’t believe so many fries stories can be full of people eating fries ever day. One great thing about the show last night was the free house beer for comedians was Duvel. That’s amazing, usually we are lucky if we get beer but here… anything less would be a crime against humanity and you dont want to be put on trial at Den Haag do you? No I didnt think so.

Back in Nederlands I also stayed a night with my friend Hester there and out at a bar in Urecht you can see the beer list on offer

Heaven, heaven, heaven. Today Ill be seeing Antwerp with Kristof and preparing the jokes for tonight.

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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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