22 Apr

English Comedy Club Season Final – May 2 at Manala!


Louis Zezeran and Comedy Finland present the most fun you can have in Helsinki with your pants on, it’s the English Comedy Club in Manala!

Tickets from 11,50€ at Tiketti!

Spring is *almost* here and it’s time to be outside but we have one more HETK show of the season. To take it out in a big way, we have two of our favorite comedians for you, Bec Hill and Evelyn Mok!

Best known on her last trip for her amazing jokes using a flip chart, Bec Hill has been performing comedy since the age of 19, when she reached the televised National Final of the Raw Comedy Competition in Australia.


Her acclaimed solo shows and hugely popular YouTube videos which have garnered over 100,000 views globally have gained her a cult status in both Australia and the UK, where she is now based. She also has a prolific Twitter presence, which led to her being named one of TimeOut’s Top 5 Funniest Comedians on Twitter next to the likes of Milton Jones and Steve Martin.

She has a talent for incorporating arts and crafts into her stand-up routines, creating a unique and unforgettable comedy style that she calls “paper-puppetry comedy”.

Our other special guest is Swedish comedian Evelyn Mok. Evelyn is easily one of our most loved guests, it has been several years since she performed for us and in the meantime she has moved to London to pursue comedy full time and has been doing really great. We can’t wait to see Evelyn back here!

Appearing on the night

Bec Hill (AUS)
Evelyn Mok (SWE)

Karl-Alari Varma (EST)
Henric Chezek (FIN/USA)
Nathaniel Davis (CAN)

Tickets 12€/10€ from Tiketti (plus booking fee) and the door (if available).

Doors open 19.30, show starts at 20.00. Runs approximately 2 hours


27 Mar

English Comedy Club, Helsinki 11.04, Turku 12.04


Louis Zezeran and Comedy Finland present the most fun you can have in Helsinki and Turku with your pants on, it’s the English Comedy Club!

HELSINKI at Manala, Friday 11.04
TURKU at Monk, Saturday 12.04

For these shows we present the fantastic headliner Paul Myrehaug from Canada. Paul began his comedy career in Alberta and now is an internationally toured comedian with appearances on television, radio, festivals and world-renowned comedy competitions. At twenty-two Paul moved to Toronto and started measuring his talents against other professional acts in comedy competitions around North America. He finished second place finish in the prestigious Seattle International Comedy Competition in 2006 and won the $25,000 dollar grand prize in the 2007 Yuk Yuk’s Great Canadian Laugh Off seen on The Comedy Network.


“Dry, dark but with an irrepressible youthful charm.” – The Toronto Star

“Comic Myrehaug making waves.” – The Toronto Sun

Our other International guest is Karl Spain from Ireland. Karl was born and still lives Limerick, but he has travelled in between. He has performed his comedy all over the world. He’s probably best known in Ireland for his TV series ‘Karl Spain Wants A Woman’. Which was a huge success in that he not only got huge ratings but he also found himself a woman.

“achingly funny” The Sunday Times

“the audience were in the palm of his hand” The Metro



Performing on the evening

Paul Myrehaug (CAN)
Karl Spain (IRE)

Kristjan Jekimov (EST)
Johanna MacDonald (CAN)
and more!

Host: Louis Zezeran (AUS)

Tickets 12€/10€ from Tiketti (plus booking fee) and the door (if available).

On both nights doors open 19.30, show starts at 20.00. Runs approximately 2 hours


26 Mar

Bill Bailey Returns to Helsinki May 23rd!


Bill Bailey, musical comedian extraordinaire and “Manny” from Black Books is returning to Helsinki on May 23rd with his new show, Quampeddler!

Bill was last in Helsinki in November at Apollo and the show sold out quickly so this time we have it at Peacock!

Bill Bailey had doubts about the modern world, but these have now grown into qualms. He will be channeling these feelings of unease and apprehension with the help of religious dubstep, his folk bouzouki, horntallica, a re-appraisal of some of the world’s greatest works of art and perhaps a dub version of Downton Abbey. He looks at the consequences of lies, the unending search for the higgs and the hiding skills of dentists. Bill tries to confront his cluster-qualm of living in a time of spectacular ignorance and rare planetary alignment. Come savour this broth of anxiety with Bill Bailey, Qualmpeddler.

This show has the all classic Bill Bailey elements, trademark musical mash-ups, multi-lingual riffs, films, songs, philosophizing and silliness on a grand scale… Plus one amazing owl.

“He’s a genius, full stop. Calling this Swiftian satirist, versatile multi-instrumentalist and gifted actor merely a comic genius is like calling Michelangelo a house painter.”

Tickets 49 euros at Lippu.fi

23 Mar

Ireland’s Top Comedian – Tommy Tiernan March 27th


Comedy Finland & Suomen Stand Up Club are proud to present the biggest comedian in Ireland, Tommy Tiernan in Helsinki March 27th

A legend in Ireland, Tommy Tiernan outsells any other Irish comic. His record-breaking ticket sales extend across the world, including the UK, USA and Canada. Currently performing a sold-out tour of Australia and New Zealand – which includes two performances at The Sydney Opera House – Tommy will return to The Soho Theatre in London’s West End during January and February 2014 before embarking on his European dates.

His mastery of stand-up allows him to take risks other comedians dare not. Through hilarious story telling and a high energy, non-apologetic delivery he is continually challenging his audience who can be confident they are in safe hands. To see TIERNAN live is a rare treat, as his stories unfold and themes are elaborated his performance mesmerises as his lyrical way with words make you laugh harder than you’d ever believe possible.

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“Has a comic ferocity resembling that of Billy Connolly

“Bright, original and refreshingly funny”

“Tiernan confirms how good traditional stand-up can be”

Tickets are 21,50€ from Lippu

22 Feb

English Comedy Club Helsinki feat David Deery March 14th!


Every month Louis Zezeran and Comedy Finland present this great Stand Up Comedy event, showcasing the best local comedians and introducing great International headliners, all in English. Every show is all new material!

This month our headliner is David Deery, American and long time resident of Berlin. Since he moved from Brooklyn/NY, he took a stately fanbase by storm through his performances at underground-clubs in Berlin. His overcrowded shows in the Ping-Pong-Bar Kreuzberg or at the circus “Cabuwazi” are legendary. With his high energy, there is not a dull moment. David Deery is the “street artist” of stand up. The cardboard king. The Burrito kid. Nerd Master. Class clown. The Dork from Ork. The most famous unknown comedian of all time. He is the nerd master!

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Out other guest is Chris Kent from Ireland. In 2013 Chris was voted as one of the Top Five Irish Comedians by Hot Press Magazine, following on from being listed as “One to watch” in The Dubliner magazine’s ‘Red Hot and Rising’ for 2012.

‘The young Cork man is a gifted storyteller of yarns, centered on misunderstandings, frequently with himself as the butt of the joke. His seemingly nondescript tales are garnished with rich, surprising details, delivered with an endearingly straight face. The raw, rough edges of his slow, deliberate delivery make it feel like you’re listening to the hapless, slightly touched one in your group of mates.’ Jay Richardson

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Tickets are 12€/10€ from Tiketti and the door (if available)


Performing on the evening

David Deery (USA)
Chris Kent (IRE)

Ray Zambino (SCO)
Elen Veenpere (EST)
Miska Kajanus

Host: Louis Zezeran

Show starts at 20:00, doors 19:30. Show ends around 22:20


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13 Feb

Flip Schultz Live in Helsinki and Tampere 21.03 and 22.03!

Flip Schultz, the fantastic American comic is coming to Finland for the second time to play the Musiikkitalon Klubiravintola in Helsinki on 21.03 and the Tampere-talo on 22.03.


Tickets for Helsinki and Tampere are available art Lippu


29 Jan

English Comedy Club Helsinki Feb 7th


Every month Louis Zezeran and Comedy Finland present this great Stand Up Comedy event, showcasing the best local comedians and introducing great International headliners, all in English. Every show is all new material!

Our headliner is Bob Maclaren from New Zealand who set off to tour the planet endlessly. His sharp and original style has seen him play to packed houses in every corner of the globe. He is an enchanting story teller with a captivating physical style. Hilarious and sometime surreal his stories ramble and stumble from flightless kiwis to stoned nazis and biblical revelations.


Our other special guest is Niels Forsberg from Denmark. Not a comedian that will change your political opinions. He wont solve the problems of the world. He is however guaranteed to make you laugh (especially if you, like Niels, are lacking a moral compass).


Performing on the night

Bob Maclaren (NZ)
Niels Forsberg (DK)
Janika Maidle (EST)
Ulla Virtanen
Isak Rautio

Host: Louis Zezeran (AUS)

Louis Zezeran - Photo by Anu Hammer

Tickets are 12€/10€ from Tiketti or if any are left, at the door cash only.

16 Dec

Thanks for a great 2013!

Thank you to everyone who came to the shows in 2013, we have more fantastic events planned in 2014, updates coming very soon!


Merry Christmas!


/ Comedy Finland Team

20 Nov

Comedy Finland: English Comedy Club Helsinki on Dec 5

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Just in time for Christmas, Comedy Finland presents another HUGE night of International comedy in Manala!

Our special guest this month is Brian Mørk from Denmark.

Brian is best known for his talk show Brian Mørk Show on TV2 in Denmark. He made his debut as a standup comedian in 2002. Brian has been in many different TV shows on both the DR and TV 2 stations, as well as many other Danish TV channels. Among the shows he has starred in are:’Mørk og Jul’, 2009., ‘Zulu Late Night Live!’, 2009.

His last name means Dark in Danish. He is one of the best known megastars in Denmark and now he is coming to Estonia to treat us to some ‘Dark’ humour and much more.

We also have a extra treat for you. Coming back for his 4th time in Manala, THE Joe Eagan is coming back to be GUEST HOST!!

Appearing on the night

Brian Mørk (DK)
James McKie (UK)

Karl-Alari Varma (EST)
Bahar Tokat
Henric Chezek


Tickets 12€/10€ but just a few left!



4 Nov

English Comedy Night feat Markus Birdman (UK) Nov 21 & 22


Louis Zezeran and Sami Hedberg are proud to present the biggest English Comedy Event each month in Helsinki, the English Night at Apollo on Nov 21 and English Comedy Club Turku on Nov 22

This month we present two amazing International comedians with headliner, good friend of Comedy Finland, Markus Birdman!

Markus’ show is a dissection of the end of a relationship and its aftermath, with a cool look at marriage, religion, sexuality and romantic archetypes. And it’s a whole lot more fun that suggests. Birdman cuts a dashing figure, elegant, poised, smart and theatrical. There’s an abundance of wit and honesty that lifts it way out of the ordinary. He doesn’t paint himself particularly heroically – he’s volatile and quick to take offence, even from an eight-year-old, but there’s an unsentimental emotional core to this, which gives depth to the barbed observations and knowing sexual undercurrent.

This is not a vulgar or explicit show, but certainly ‘contains adult themes’. It’s not only about romantic love, there’s the passionate love of family, for his parents, for his children and an incisive approach to championing same-sex relationships and marriage. It’s a hugely entertaining show of thoughtful, heartfelt mature comedy, performed crisply with great energy and dynamism.

‘He packs his show with more affection, positivity and healthiness than you find in a pharmacy. Like a moment of genuine loveliness that is hard to explain. Funnily positive and positively funny.’ (Skinny).

Our opening act in Helsinki is John Hastings from Canada! He is a comedian. He has been on television (in Canada, yes it still counts), on the radio in the UK (BBC4 which still counts as well) and on stage in America (it was a contest where he was the only Canadian finalist). He was also told by the Comedy Network that he was one to watch. He can’t wait to come to Tallinn. Mostly because he has never been here and is excited to see what it’s like.



Performing in Apollo on Nov 21

Markus Birdman (UK)
John Hastings (CAN)

Opener from Johanna McDonald (CAN)


Louis Zezeran (AUS)

Performing in Turku on Nov 22

Markus Birdman (UK)
Harri Soinila
Pietari Vihula
Elen Veenpere (EST)


Louis Zezeran (AUS)
Get tickets for English Comedy Night at Apollo from here (www.tiketti.fi) and for English Comedy Club Turku from here (www.tiketti.fi)

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English Comedy Club Season Final - May 2 at Manala!

English Comedy Club Season Final – May 2 at Manala!

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