Louis Zezeran

Australian Louis Zezeran is an event host and leadership instructor  based in Tallinn, Estonia.

Louis is one of the founders of “Comedy Estonia” which introduced stand-up culture to the country in 2010. One of the original comedians himself, Louis took the group from standing on coffee tables to an agency producing 200+ events per year. They also managed a roster of 20+ artists including the top stand-up stars in the country.

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 an 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.

Back in 2010, stand-up comedy had not yet 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.

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After over 12+ years of work by Comedy Estonia, Stand Up Comedy is an established art form in our country. There are numerous professional artists and an active touring scene even in smaller towns.

Now regarded as the godfather of stand-up in Estonia, Louis works as a Professional Event Host, and more recently also as a Leadership Instructor for the Estonian company Combat Ready.

They are a training company founded by former members of the Estonian military who believe that the principles of Extreme Ownership apply in life, the office and the battlefield. Louis had independently come across the Jocko Podcast and learnt about these principles to cope with the growth of Comedy Estonia. The partnership between Combat Ready and Louis is aiming to show how these techniques are directly applicable to teams in the business or artistic fields, with direct examples from Louis' extensive experiences.

 

Event Host

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10+ year startup CEO with IT background

Getting shy and reserved Estonian audiences genuinely engaged without being over the top

Running Q&A sessions with the live audience

Experienced stage manager able to prepare next speakers and work independently

Keeping events running to schedule

sTARTUp Day 2022 Main Stage Host

Nordic Baltic Security Summit 2022 Host

Public Speaking

Developing artists

One of my main roles with Comedy Estonia is Talent Manager where I have guided the careers of our comedians like Sander Õigus and Ari Matti Mustonen. I am passionate about the role of the manager in an artist's life and I have extensive experience in helping mentor and grow young artists.

I can speak to your organization about how we developed a culture of growth and development because we rallied around one goal: to make great stand up in Estonia

Leadership Lessons from Comedy Estonia

After leading Comedy Estonia for over 13 years, in 2023 Louis joined the Combat Ready leadership team to become an instructor and share what he has learnt about developing top talent.

While his cadre of colleagues at Combat Ready have real world battlefield leadership experience, Louis brings the perspective from developing talent young artists and explains how the rules for developing special forces, comedians and your employees are all the same: Extreme Ownership.

Louis presents a keynote entitled “Leadership Lessons from Comedy Estonia” in which he discusses how he was able to apply these principles of Extreme Ownership, championed by former Navy Seal Jocko Willink, to a group of talented Estonian kids.

Portfolio

Examples of my work

Case Studies - Click to find out more about each project

Live Events – Stand Up Comedy Workshop

Live Events – Stand Up Comedy Workshop

Case Study
Live Events – sTARTUp Day Main Stage Host

Live Events – sTARTUp Day Main Stage Host

Case Study
Keynote – EU Cyber Security Conference

Keynote – EU Cyber Security Conference

Case Study
Acting – How to Spot a Unicorn? 2021 & 2022

Acting – How to Spot a Unicorn? 2021 & 2022

Case Study
Streaming – Unicorn59 for Enterprise Estonia

Streaming – Unicorn59 for Enterprise Estonia

Case Study
Live Events – Nordic Baltic Security Summit

Live Events – Nordic Baltic Security Summit

Case Study

Other Projects - Click to find out more

Streaming Events – Cleantech59 2023 Hosting

Streaming Events – Cleantech59 2023 Hosting

Streaming Events
Acting – Study In Europe

Acting – Study In Europe

Acting
Live – Leadership Is the Only Skill You Can’t Outsource

Live – Leadership Is the Only Skill You Can’t Outsource

Live Events
Voice Over – Otepää Promotion

Voice Over – Otepää Promotion

Voice Over
Voice Over – Worksup

Voice Over – Worksup

Voice Over
Voice Over -OCCO x INNOVATSIOON

Voice Over -OCCO x INNOVATSIOON

Voice Over
Streaming – Eurovision 2016 Hosting

Streaming – Eurovision 2016 Hosting

Streaming Events
Live Events – Wedding Host

Live Events – Wedding Host

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Podcasting – Interview with Dave Benton

Podcasting – Interview with Dave Benton

Podcasting
Acting – RuuviTag Wireless

Acting – RuuviTag Wireless

Acting
Acting – Work in Estonia

Acting – Work in Estonia

Acting
Live Events – Unicorn59 Teaser

Live Events – Unicorn59 Teaser

Streaming Events
Podcasting – Retro Gaming

Podcasting – Retro Gaming

Podcasting

Booking Information

Get in touch

Louis is available for projects throughout the Baltics and Europe

+372 5595 3996

Based in Tallinn, Estonia

booking@louiszezeran.com

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