David Louis loves wiffleball and has serious opinions about mustard. He has been described as the, "lasagna of comedy," because he has lots of layers, and is better the next day. He currently eats carnival food year-round in Chicago, fueling his high-paced, witty descriptions, that will have the whole audience reaching for their tums. Dive bars, a comedy club attached to a strip club, casinos with chain-smoking retirees, he’s performed at all of them. You might have also seen him at the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, San Diego Comedy Festival, Hoboken Comedy Festival, Beast Village Comedy Festival in Des Moines, Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival in Columbus and Cream City Comedy Festival. He’s also worked with Micheal Ian Black, Matt Braunger, Stewart Huff, Joe Machi, Eddie Ifft, Mitch Fatel and Sean O’Donnell. In 2017 Milwaukee Magazine included David Louis in their “Best of” issue. This biography is the least funniest part of his act.
Though the Milwaukee and its abundance of stage time and stand-up showcases is never hurting for quality performers, the allure and opportunities of more comically-equipped locales like Los Angeles, New York and Chicago frequently pulls aspiring young comics away from Milwaukee once they’re ready to take the next step.
What do you get when a New York comedian crosses several thousand streets to perform in Milwaukee? The city’s best comedic transplant, David Louis. Before opening for Comedy Fest headliner Michael Ian Black in August, Louis earned his stripes in the city’s stand-up scene at venues around town.