In 1996, shortly after graduating from l’École Nationale de l’humour, Louis Morisette (Pete LaBauve) landed in Quebec’s cultural landscape. He quickly earned a reputation for his caustic humour as a member of Les Mecs Comiques trio, both on stage and on the radio.
A few years later, he took on the roles of writer and comedian on several shows, including 3x Rien, C. A. and several editions of the comic year-in-review Bye Bye.
As Louis Morissette's irresistible desire for creative freedom intensified, the idea of producing his own shows and feature films was making headway. Thus, he went on to coproduce C. A., Le verdict, several Bye Byes… and developed a taste for it.
In 2011, to give himself the means to fulfill his ambitions, he cofounded what has become Groupe KO, a group whose entities KOTV, KO Média, KOScène and KO24 now produce a wide range of programming, including TV series, comedy, variety, documentary, fiction (KOTV), live comedy shows (KOScène) and magazines (KO Média). Similarly, KO 24 fulfills his passion for making films.
Indeed, he doesn't hesitate to take on many tasks within a single project, as also evidenced by his triple role of scriptwriter, actor and producer for Ricardo Trogi’s film The Mirage, released in 2015, and for the Plan B series produced by KOTV in which he starred and kept viewers in suspense last spring. He also produced and co-wrote, with Kim Lévesque-Lizotte, the highly successful series Les Simone.
In December 2017, Louis Morissette and his wife Véronique Cloutier ended a series of comedy shows, Les Morissette, in which they both starred. With 250,000 tickets sold and 300 performances, Les Morissette is without question one of the most popular comedy shows in recent years.
Recognized as a funny, intelligent and honest artist, who also holds a Bachelor of Marketing and International Commerce from McGill University, Louis has become what can only be referred to as a serial entrepreneur, whose success is equalled only by his ambition.