Lou won the Detroit and San Diego Comedy Festivals, and was tapped as “Best of the Fest” at the 2015, 2016, and 2019 Burbank Comedy Festival—all three years he performed. A national comedy club headliner, he has opened for Bob Saget, Paul Reiser, Nick DiPaulo, Wendy Liebman, Tom Rhodes, and the late Robert Schimmel, to name a few. His DryBar Comedy Special, "AMATEUR NATION" debuted 12/26/22. His comedy album, "Let's Get Bloated" is on iTunes and Amazon and is heard on SiriusXm.
He has performed at thousands of events for audiences of 20 to 20,000, at comedy clubs and colleges, for corporate and military audiences, (“Rated G" to "PG-18”), and as an announcer/emcee/host for live TV, commercials/infomercials, red carpet events, fundraisers, conventions, trade shows, and award shows.
His comedy, hosting, standup, and acting has been seen multiple times on "Reelz Channel”, “Pop TV”, and “Frank TV”. You can hear his voices on the video games, “Evolve” and “Mafia 3” as well as TV and radio and TV commercials nationwide.
Lou is a radio broadcasting veteran of 11 years in Northeast Ohio, most notably at legendary radio station, WMMS, “The Buzzard” in Cleveland, and he was the Game Day Announcer/Halftime Show Host for the Cleveland Crunch Pro Indoor Soccer Team during their 2021 Championship Season.
He has written four books: “Amateur Nation: The Decline of Common Sense, Manners, and Social Skills” (with his corresponding podcast surpassing 210 episodes), “101 Weird Conversations with Mom”, and, “ANOTHER 101 Weird Conversations with Mom”, and “How to Go from Wedding Hell to Wedding Bells: Your Wedding Shouldn’t Need a ‘Survival Guide’”—all found on Amazon.
He was one of the writers and co-hosts of the hugely popular web series, “1TrackMind”, and is the co-writer and co-executive producer of the movie, “30 Swipes Right” and the pop culture debate game show, “WhaddayaSay?”, both currently being shopped for production.
See below for unsolicited testimonials from Lou Santini's satisfied clients. To discuss booking dates, rates and your specific event needs, go to the "Booking/Contact" page.
“What struck me the most was that you were able to really understand (from a comedic perspective) our event professional lives. You did your homework and knew our challenges, highs and lows in working on events and tradeshows.”
Brad Hogan , Field Marketing & Corporate Events -- Aruba Networks
“I wanted to let you know that our entire group really enjoyed you as our MC. You absolutely made our meeting fun and lively. You were hilarious and such a pleasure to work with. You were always early and worked hard throughout your scheduled times. The organizing team was definitely sad to say goodbye to you. Many thanks.”
Patty Alcaide , District Manager -- East EMD Millipore Corporation/Merck
“I had an experience at a conference I was keynoting a few weeks ago, the CEMA Summit. I was the opening speaker, expecting the usual challenge of waking everyone up at 8:30 am. This guy gets up to introduce me, and I was expecting the usual muddled read of my bio. But Lou Santini was the man they hired, a professional comic and emcee who did a fantastic 20 min. routine that got people laughing and excited. I felt like Letterman, with my own professional warm-up act. Next time you plan a conference, consider hiring a professional host instead of having a staffer or volunteer do it. Throughout the day Lou kept things moving and kept the energy way high." Hire Lou.”
Andy Sernovitz, Author: “Damn! I Wish I’d Thought of That!—Unusually Useful Ideas for Smart Marketers
“Thanks again for the entertainment; you are truly a talented dude.”
Jacob Polster , Business Development -- Manager Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego
“I don’t see how anyone could forget you. I thought you did a fantastic job and look forward to an opportunity to see you or put you to work again soon. I am forwarding this on to the persons responsible for sourcing talent for our firm along with my recommendation...”
Kimball Davis, Senior Production Account Executive -- Encore Productions
“The accolades keep pouring in about you and my fingers are getting sore from sending them your email address. You truly were fantastic and we appreciated your contributions to making this Summit, one of the best of all time. Your name will be up there when we talk about the success of Summit. We would definitely love to work with you in future events. You were a pleasure to work with. Thank you.”
Olga Rosenbrook , Executive Director -- CEMA (Corporate Event Marketers Association)