End of The Year As We Know It And I Feel Fine

It has been a big week. The biggest of weeks, the week to end the year. 5 shows, 4 days, 5 cities.

Tuesday: Tartu for the Estonian show. Small crowd but still into it. A fun night also that Nigel Williams joined us to hang out. Everyone got the practise they needed for the night after..

Wednesday: Club Prive Tallinn. Our first big Estonian language show. A night to remember. We had the crew plus Estonian celebrity comedian Peeter Oja performing and the house came down. We showed them that stand up comedy can be funny in Estonian.

Stewart Johnson on stage at the “Stand Up Comedy with Louis and Eric” Estonian show

Thursday: Apollo Helsinki. Christmas party season in Helsinki and the crowd was rough. Really rough. Luckily we had Nigel Williams, who after 2 days of watching shows was like a pitbull unleashed. The crowd was drunk and yelling stupid shit and thank god we had Nigel there, anyone else would have died on their ass. My favourite part was when Nigel threw the mic stand across the stage. The drunks didnt shut up the whole show and afterwards when the main one was standing at the bar, I witnesses him pissing at the bar. Ill say that again. He unzipped his trousers and pissed at the bar. Welcome to christmas time in Finland. I also got to see Phil Schwarzmann again who was back in town for a few nights.

Nigel Williams on stage at Apollo in Helsinki

Friday: Tampere and Turku. Our 550km adventure started by driving to Tampere to do a private show for Intel. It was a fun multicultural crowd and Ahmed and I both had loads of fun. After this we drive another 2 hours to Turku for the main show there and it was a blast, cool Christmas crowd, drunk but not too drunk. Only one guy had to be forceably removed. That’s a good night!

Everyone did well this week: Stew, Janika, Andy, Andrei, Peeter, Ahmed, Ali, Nigel, Robert, Keiu and Derek. It was a great week I work with some great comedians here. So now its 2 weeks off to sit and think about 2012 and how things are going to be even better

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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