Louis Zezeran – Events Host

Louis Zezeran, Photo by Anu Hammer
Louis Zezeran is an experienced Stand Up comedian, events host and public speaker based in Tallinn, Estonia. Louis was one of the founders of “Comedy Estonia” which introduced Stand Up culture to the country in 2010 and has now grown into a fully fledged events promotion and artist management agency working across Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Louis’ background is a diverse mix, he started with a Master’s Degree in Computer Science after which he quickly fell into being a software trainer, as it was clear he was better at talking than sitting down for days on end with his head in computer code.

Based in Estonia, Louis has 17 years experience in talking and helping people to talk better. A large part of his job at Comedy Estonia is “Talent Management” which means developing and mentoring young Estonian Stand Up comedians. However, Louis does not speak Estonian and this has developed into a unique and useful mechanism, while he does not understand all of the words, it does allow some detachment which is vital when mentoring artists as they need direction but they also need to feel they have space to explore their own directions. Despite being happy away from 9 to 5 work, Louis still does consulting for companies, helping them with their presentation skills and also broader topics like internal company communication and working in a mixed language environment.

Portfolio

IT / Business
REFRESH 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Moontec 2017, 2018
Robotex Nov 2018
sTARTUp Day 2016, 2017, 2019
JCI European Conference 2018, Riga
SHIFT 2017, 2018
PowerUp Country Finals Estonia 2017, 2018
Microsoft TechDay Baltics
Nordic Baltic Security Summit 2018
Swedbank Baltic Card Payment Forum 2017 Vilnius

Government
EU ISA² Mid-Term conference 2018, Brussels
Estonian E-Riigi Akadeemia 2018

Private Parties
Tallink Grupp 2017 Awards Gala
Taekwondo European Championships Opening Ceremony 2018
Many summer days and private dinners

Style

Extensive experience moderating large conferences throughout Europe

    On stage announcements and moderation
    On stage panel lead and moderation
    Running Q&A sessions with the live audience after a speaker
    Stage management and ensuring next speakers are prepared
    Focus on keeping events running on time

Press Pictures

Videos

Introducing Sten Tamkivi at the REFRESH conference 2016 in Tallinn

Presenting at an EU Cyber Security Conference, Louis gave a 15 minute humorous summary of the day, using insights from his Computer Science background

Louis opening the StartUp Day Tartu 2016

Louis introducing a session on Enterprise sales at StartUp Day Tarty 2016

In 2016 Louis was fortunate enough to work At Eurovision as a video host for the Azerbaijan entry, Samra.

“Who wouldn’t love being at Eurovision? We had a hard working two weeks, shooting videos constantly throughout the day, some which were prerecorded and some which went live to Samra’s followers. Many of these live streams were done on only a few minutes notice and I had to think of something to say for 5, 10 or sometimes even 20 minutes at a time. I really enjoyed the challenge of being in the moment and adapting to the needs of the production, which often changed on a hourly basis.” – Louis

Louis was the face of the “Work in Estonia” campaign 2015

Long Form Panel Discussion Videos

Louis Zezeran chairs a panel on British literature at Rahvat Raamat

“I really enjoy hosting panel discussions and when the opportunity came up at Rahva Raamat I jumped at it because I wanted the challenge of running an entertaining hour of discussions on a topic I have no previous clue about – British literature” – Louis

Another long form video with Louis chairing the panel discussion about Enterprise sales at StartUp Day in Tartu 2016