“One of the biggest stand up hits of the decade” – The Guardian
Luisa Omielan is a stand-up, improviser and actress who has performed sold out shows around the globe, released a book, appeared on Live at the Apollo, recorded a DVD, presented Comic Relief 2017 and had her debut solo show aired on BBC1.
Luisa was the underground smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012 where she performed her 5 Star, critically acclaimed, debut solo show ‘What Would Beyonce Do?!‘ – strongly agreed to be one of the most successful debut shows to come out of the Fringe.
The show has sold out several UK tours, including dates at the main room at London’s Soho Theatre (her run was extended 5 times due to popular demand), the Underbelly Festival and at the EdFringe in the Gilded Balloon and at the EICC. She has also toured around the world including New York, LA, Singapore, Melbourne, Perth, Estonia and more. Luisa was invited to perform her show with Just For Laughs at the Montreal Comedy Festival – 1 of only 3 comics invited over from the UK.
‘What Would Beyonce Do?!’ aired on BBC1 on 18th May 2017.
Luisa’s second show ‘Am I Right Ladies?!‘ debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as a follow up to the hugely successful debut. She received an overwhelming amount of attention with 4 and 5 star reviews and features in The Guardian, The British Comedy Guide, The Times, The Metro, The Evening Standard and the Independent. She subsequently took this show on a worldwide tour too.
Her fans crowdfunded a campaign to film ‘Am I Right Ladies?!’ for a DVD which was recorded at the Bloomsbury Theatre and sold thousands of copies.
Currently, a clip of the show filmed in Montreal has over 40,000,000 views online.
As well as performing these two hit shows, which have both been nominated for ‘Best Comedy Show’ in Melbourne, Luisa has also found time to appear at Stylist Live, Latitude, Reading, Leeds and V festivals and the Vodafone Comedy Festival. She also hosted a night at the BBC’s Edinburgh Festival tent, showcasing her favourite stand ups at the Fringe and now curates her own monthly night called ‘Fresh’ at London’s Soho Theatre.
Luisa kicked off 2017 with her annual Valentines Special show. For the past 2 years, these have sold out at the O2 Forum in Kentish Town, with fashion powerhouse New Look sponsoring this years. She then presented Comic Relief alongside Lenny Henry and Jonathan Ross, appeared on BBC Breakfast, was named on the Radio Times’ One to Watch list and appeared on Comedy Central’s Drunk History and ITV2’s Celebability.
Luisa recently completed a UK tour with her new show ‘Luisa Omielan: Live’. This is a powerful show detailing recent events in her private life, including the tragic loss of her mother due to a short but brutal battle with cancer. Luisa deals with topics such as bereavement, cannabis and palliative care. The finale took place at Shepherds Bush Empire on December 14th 2017 to a sell out crowd.
Currently, Luisa is filming her BBC3 show ‘Politics for Bitches’ and writing material for the live show of the same name.
“The comedian we have been waiting for” – Huffington Post
“Omielan is crystal-clearly a mainstream star in the making” – The Guardian
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|Wetherspoons Awards||Host||Annual event awarding various categories to the Wetherspoons establishments||2017|
|Am I Right Ladies?!||Solo Show||Mighty Hoopla Festival, Victoria Park London||2017|
|Goldsmith's Student Awards||Performer||Awards celebrating the work students and their societies have done throughout the year||2017|
|Underbelly Festival Opening Gala||Performer||Underbelly Festival, London||2017|
|Comic Relief Live||Performer||Comic Relief Gig hosted by Lenny Henry||2017|
|Am I Right Ladies?!||Solo Show and Party||Valentines Special at the O2 Forum Kentish Town||2017|
|What Would Beyonce Do?!||Solo Show||Uk Christmas Tour||2016|
|'Mean Girls' Screening||Host||Cinematic Time Machine Festival||2016|
|Women of the World Festival||Performer and Mentor||Event for International Day of the Girl Festival - mentoring 11-15 year old schoolgirls||2016|
|What Would Beyonce Do?! and Am I Right Ladies?!||Solo Shows||Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Special One Off performances at the EICC||2016|
|What Would Beyonce Do?! Book Tour||Q&A and Performer||Nationwide tour for Luisa's debut book release||2016|
|Cannes Lion Festival||Performer||Event for Havas Media Group||2016|
|Am I Right Ladies?!||Solo Show||Perth Comedy Festival||2016|
|Am I Right Ladies?!||Solo Show||Melbourne International Comedy Festival||2016|
|Everyday Sexism Event||Speaker, Panelist, Performer||Held at Bloomsbury Theatre, London for International Women's Day||2016|
|Shelter Comedy Night||Performer||Fundraiser held at the Hammersmith Apollo||2016|
|Am I Right Ladies?!||Solo Show||Tallin and Vilnius Tour Dates||2016|
|Altitude Festival||Performer||World's Number 1 Alpine Comedy Festival, in Mayrhofen Austria||2016|
|Stylist Live||Guest Appearance||4-day festival curated by Stylist Magazine, hosted by Edith Bowman and Dawn O’Porter||2015|
|Reading/Leeds Festivals||Guest Appearance||Comedy Stage||2015|
|V Festival||Guest Appearance||Comedy Stage||2015|
|Am I Right Ladies?!||Solo Show||Edinburgh Fringe Festival||2015|
|Am I Right Ladies?!||Solo Show||Vodafone Comedy Festival||2015|
|Am I Right Ladies?!||Solo Show||The Bloomsbury Theatre (DVD Record)||2015|
|Am I Right Ladies?!||Solo Show||Soho Theatre, London||2015|
|Am I Right Ladies?!||Solo Show||UK Tour||2015|
|Am I Right Ladies?!||Solo Show||Underbelly Festival, Southbank||2015|
|Am I Right Ladies?!||Solo Show||Adelaide Comedy Festival||2015|
|Am I Right Ladies?!||Solo Show||Melbourne Comedy Festival||2015|
|Am I Right Ladies?!||Solo Show||Sydney Comedy Festival||2015|
|Am I Right Ladies?!||Solo Show||Soho Theatre, London||2014|
|Am I Right Ladies?!||Solo Show||Edinburgh Fringe Festival||2014|
|What Would Beyonce Do?!||Solo Show||Montreal Comedy Festival||2014|
|What Would Beyonce Do?!||Solo Show||Singapore Comedy Festival||2014|
|What Would Beyonce Do?!||Solo Show||Soho Theatre, London||2014|
|What Would Beyonce Do?!||Solo Show||UK Tour||2014|
|Live at the Apollo||Performer||Open Mic for BBC One||2018|
|Celebability||Guest Appearance||Potato for ITV2||2017|
|Luisa Omielan's What Would Beyonce Do?!||Solo Show||King Bert and Luisa Omielan for BBC1||2017|
|Comic Relief||Host. Alongside Jonathan Ross and Lenny Henry||BBC1||2017|
|Drunk History||Storyteller||Comedy Central||2017|
|Alan Davies' As Yet Untitled||Panelist||Dave TV||2016|