Luisa Omielan

News: BBC Unveils Raft Of Satire Shows

Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning has announces a raft of new BBC satirical shows featuring talent including Tracey Ullman, Charlie Brooker, Frankie Boyle, Diane Morgan, Luisa Omielan and Rhys Thomas.

Allen says: “This range of shows puts a contemporary spin on the decades’ long, rich tradition of satire on the BBC.

News: Luisa Omielan's What Would Beyonce Do?! Comes To BBC Three

The BBC has commissioned a Valentine's Day special of comedian Luisa Omielan's hit show  What Would Beyonce Do?!.

Luisa shot to fame following one of the most successful debut stand-up shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. She has built up a huge following from her sell-out shows: What Would Beyoncé Do?! and Am I Right Ladies?! Both were critically acclaimed and sold out worldwide.


Competition: Win New Book By Luisa Omielan

Luisa Omielan is one of the most distinctive comedians to break through in recent years. The fiercely frank powerhouse made her name with her first show, What Would Beyoncé Do?, which went from being an underground hit to a major sell-out stage show.

Omielan has now written the book of the show, in which she talks honestly about her personal ups and downs and explains how she lives by the mantra of asking herself what would Beyoncé do? Like her live performances, the book is painfully candid at times but also very funny. 


Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Luisa Omielan

Luisa Omielan has always done things her own way. She put on her first show What Would Beyonce Do?! without a manager and turned it into a huge hit. She followed it up with Am I Right Ladies?! and proved that the debut was no fluke. One of the routines in her second show, about the thigh gap, went viral and has had over 30 million views. Omielan’s shows clearly touch a nerve. They are high energy fun, but also passionate, powerful pieces about female empowerment. They are as much about feminism as Bridget Christie’s work.


Interview: Luisa Omielan

Luisa Omielan is the most successful comedian you have never heard of. If you only get your comedy fix from television the name may not mean much. But earlier this year a clip of Omielan notched up over 5 million Facebook hits in two days. It’s now well over 10 million. 


News: Luisa Omielan Goes Viral

Breaking News: Luisa Omielan has been nominated for a Barry Award for her show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival along with John Kearns, Steen Raskopoulos, Sam Simmons, Damien Power and Lawrence Mooney. The winner is announced on Saturday. The Best Newcomer nominees are Corey White, Juan Vesuvius, Sam Campbell & Heidi O'Loughlin. And Omielan's thigh gap clip has now notched up over 9 million views.



News: One-Off Special Gig From Luisa Omielan

Luisa Omielan is headlining a special one-off Single Ladies Valentine’s Ball on February 14 at Islington Town Hall in north London. The show is followed by a party and the dress code is “ballgowns and trainers”. Men are also welcome and they do not have to wear ballgowns.


News: Women In Comedy Festival Announced

The first 100 shows in this year’s Women In Comedy Festival have been announced. The annual Festival, which started last year, takes place around Greater Manchester from October 11 - 26 in over 16 venues.

Opinion: The Foster's Awards – The Ones That Got Away

You can’t please everyone. That’s the conclusion I come to almost every year when the Foster’s Award nominations are announced. This year's shortlist is no exception. Despite choosing seven of the best acts in Edinburgh there are a number of unfortunate omissions. I should imagine that everybody who has taken the trouble to read this far has got one favourite that the panel missed.

Edinburgh Review: Luisa Omielan

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House


Friday night in Edinburgh and the queue of predominantly women stretched down the stairs and out into the street. This was not a club selling Bacardi Breezers at 30p a shot but Am I Right Ladies?! – Luisa Omielan’s sequel to her indestructible smash hit What Would Beyoncé Do? Think Bridget Christie is the funniest feminist? She has competition.



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