Growing up in coastal small town NSW in Australia, Louis has a background in IT with a first class honors degree in Computer Science. He has previously worked as a IT consultant and trainer, focusing on enterprise integration. He was involved in the early days of the Estonian state's "X-Road" project which now underpins their e-Governance system.
Since arriving in Estonia more than a decade and a half ago, Louis took the shift from tech to entertainment. Back in 2010 stand-up comedy had not arrived in Estonia, so he and a few friends took the opportunity to produce and perform in the first shows. At first they literally stood on a coffee table at the now legendary "English Comedy Night" at Drink Bar in Tallinn.
It was soon clear there was a demand for this art-form in Estonia and after not too long the majority of events moved to the Estonian language with the addition of young local comedians. This marked a key point where stand-up started to be accepted as a real cultural phenomenon and Comedy Estonia as an event and talent agency was born.
Now regarded as the godfather of stand-up in Estonia, Louis was one of the most well known stage performers and right away moved into event hosting to grow the agency. His business, IT and communications experience came together to provide an energetic host with broad real experience in startups, tech and leadership.