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The podcast of comedian and guy who looks after comedians, Louis Zezeran from Comedy Estonia. I like helping creative people do their thing.

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The podcast of comedian and guy who looks after comedians, Louis Zezeran from Comedy Estonia. I like helping creative people do their thing.

Twitter / Insta : @louiszezeran
Write me: louis@zezeran.com

    #70 - Phil Schwarzmann

    #70 - Phil Schwarzmann

    Today its really good to talk to my old friend Phil Schwarzmann. Phil is an America was there for the early days of Comedy Estonia as a fellow comic and a big help. He was living in Helsinki when I moved there (right as we started the first shows in Estonia) and Phil and I ran a English club in Helsinki together.
    Phil was a comedian as well and we both tried to make it in Finland as comedians together. It was fun trying to pull in Finnish audiences cause that was one of the first regular English comedy night there. I can definitly say that loads of the ideas that Comedy Estonia has about putting on fun shows, started with these gigs Phil and I put on. He's got a great American positive attitude and a really keen brain for comedy, he was one of the first people to break down comedy and break down how the business worked for me.
    These days Phil lives in San Francisco so we do this one over zoom. I haven't talked to Phil for years and it was really good to talk about those days 10 years later.
    Phil is the author to the book "How to Marry a Finnish Girl" which is a satire book he wrote before he left Finland and at once stage was a number #1 best seller in Finland. You can find the book on Amazon (link) or in the 99c cent bin at your local book store.
    This is the video of Phil and I flyer on the streets of Helsinki in November 2009 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVLzWSuaKVI
    This is the Stand Up promo clip reel made for Phil around the same time https://youtu.be/YnNa_bV0JWw
     
     

    • 1 hr 56 min
    #69 - Friday Afternoon with Louis & Sille-Kadri #9 (LIVE)

    #69 - Friday Afternoon with Louis & Sille-Kadri #9 (LIVE)

    Week number 9! As the lockdown is starting to come to a close we are still going strong. Today we try something new... doing the show sober. Weirdly, it was one of the most fun episodes so far. Erik Orgu hummus, Louis' shorts, why do Estonians have two names, Bolt helmets and what Estonians scream during sex. Episode #69 didn't disappoint. 

    • 1 hr 26 min
    #68 - Jack Evans

    #68 - Jack Evans

    Ok strap in, this episode will give you the full primer on how the e-sports and pro gaming industry works!
    Jack is Influencer and Partnerships Manager for "Method", one of the biggest and most successful e-sports teams in the world. They mostly play World of Warcraft (known as "wow") and Jack himself is a top rated player who has been grinding away for the past 15 years.
    There is no introduction, we start the episode and don't stop for 3 hours. In the first hour we talk about how much responsibility should big time influencers take for their audience. If you have say 50K viewers on your game stream, I am not convinced the human brain can really comprehend that there is 10 stadiums full of people watching.
    We are pretty good at staying on topic and after about an hour we get further into how Jack's team Method works and how e-sports competitions and leagues function. Cause it's my show, we look at how these big ass teams look after their players with proper management and all the resources any pro sports team would have. If you have 50K people watching, you need some mental and physical trainers.
    In the last hour we really dig into how Method works as a team and an organisation. These guys are really good and are one of the top 2 wow teams in the world. It's a huge production which goes on to compete at the top level, get sponsors on board and broadcast themselves.
    I feel like I got the full background on how the e-sports industry works. It's a really interesting field and even if you have never heard of it, there are really big things going on.
    Follow Jack (otherwise known by his handle "Trey")
    https://twitter.com/auxidental
    https://www.twitch.tv/auxidental
    Check out his team Method
    https://www.twitch.tv/team/method
    https://www.method.gg/
    Video of this podcast on my YouTube channel https://youtu.be/6_LwMMpxNyw

    • 3 hrs 3 min
    #67 - Friday Afternoon with Louis & Sille-Kadri #8 (LIVE)

    #67 - Friday Afternoon with Louis & Sille-Kadri #8 (LIVE)

    It's another Friday afternoon of lockdown and Sille-Kadri Simer and I talk about the week which just happened. We get into women in the army, Sille's experiences on Bumble and visiting the Middle East. This week we drank Wairau Pacific Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. Not bad and on special at Rimi!

    • 1 hr 54 min
    #66 - Video Games Nerd Show with Jan Pillav

    #66 - Video Games Nerd Show with Jan Pillav

    Warning: hardcore talk about video games! For two kids who grew up on other sides of the world, Jan and I have had some really similar experiences in playing games at our local arcade as a kid. Jan is a buddy of mine and today we talk about our history playing video games.
    We start at the local arcades, comparing the one which used to be on the side of Tõnis Mägi in Tallinn to the Street Fighter 2 machine which was in the milk bar in my local town of Shoal Bay. Then we go through the Dendy console that y'all had in Soviet days with the yellow carts and how it was a direct knock off from the original Nintendo Famicom in Japan. We work our way through the computers and consoles we owned (we both had an Amiga!) and it's quite a trip.
    In the second half we break down a genre of games we both love: Fighting games. we talk about how weird and difficult they are when you go deep into the mechanics of the game. Finally we talk about "fight sticks" which are those arcade sticks for your home console. Cause we grew up playing games in the arcade, we both love playing fighting games on an arcade stick now.
    I wasn't lying when I said this was a nerd-out! We try and explain as much of the background as we can but sometimes it's fun to let loose. This is probably the first time on a podcast I really felt like I knew what I was talking about.
    Watch the full episode on my YouTube channel https://youtu.be/mQuVVtAJNWA

    • 2 hrs 23 min
    #65 - Kristina Birk-Vellemaa from Eesti Seksuaaltervise Liit

    #65 - Kristina Birk-Vellemaa from Eesti Seksuaaltervise Liit

    Today I am in Tartu talking to Kristina Birk-Vellemaa who is a Sexual Health Educator for the Eesti Seksuaaltervise Liit (The Estonian Sexual Health Association).
    I wanted to talk to Kristina about how society sees male porn addiction. It kinda seems to me that it is something which is really being experienced by a lot of guys but no one is really talking about it right now.
    We talk in general about how sexual education is given in Estonian schools these days and the work Kristina does in educating young people and in particular school teachers. We go through how porn is kinda normalized these day and how that's not necessarily bad but we totally don't talk about it much. We don't have a really great way of working out how much is too much porn and in many ways we don't even have standard definitions for this stuff.
    Shoutout and thanks to Spark HUB Tartu and Contriber for letting me use the space to record.
    Watch the full episode on YouTube https://youtu.be/4w9kUK7E5cs

    • 1 hr 31 min

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