April marks the one year anniversary of Comedy Estonia and its gone better than I ever hoped it could have. We started a year ago wondering if anyone would come to our shows, now we run at least 4 shows a month and get up to 200 people into each venue. The crowds are good too, they know us, know what we do. They are learning about comedy with all the different shows we do.
In April we are doing our most shows ever in a month, 7, which is going to be the most fun but the most challenging thing we have done yet. We aren’t stopping there and we have plans for even better shows and a cool summer program too.
It is pretty cool to be able to live this life. We are putting on shows, making people laugh, starting to get paid for it and changing a country bit by bit. The spring hasn’t arrived yet but that’s ok. Its good to be doing what you want to do.
Now I am challenged with the task of coming up with 7 new minutes of material for Wednesday nights show at Drink Baar. Writing fresh material each month has been challenging but a good bootcamp for all of us. I did some jokes in Helsinki last night about their racist party “Perussuomalaiset”, that was really satisfying, its not material which will last for long because the elections are in 3 weeks but its relevant and about a topic on everyone’s mind.
Hey while you are here don’t forget to like our new Facebook page for Comedy Estonia
Also I have started a new podcast too for Comedy Estonia talking to all the comedians who visit us about comedy and what its like to perform internationally. We already have two episodes up, check it out at http://comedyestonia.wordpress.com/podcast/
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