“One of the biggest stand up hits of the decade” – The Guardian
Luisa Omielan is a stand-up, improviser and actress who has been performing on the London circuit since May 2008. 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 the main room at London’s Soho Theatre leading to extra dates being added due to phenomenal public demand, eventually leading to the run being extended five times in all. Luisa then took the show back to the Edinburgh Festival for a limited run at the Gilded Balloon. This “limited” run then got extended for a further 7 runs due to popular demand!
After this, Luisa took What Would Beyonce Do?! across the pond to LA’s prestigious Upright Citizens Brigade and in New York where she did a 4 night run at Subculture, Bleeker Street. She has also had a string of sold out UK dates including performances at Latitude Festival, The Royal Albert Hall and the Udderbelly on Southbank, as well as taking the show to Dublin and Singapore comedy festivals.
Now, she has toured ‘What Would Beyonce Do?!’ around the world and it is currently on BBC3 as a stand up special.
Over the past couple of years, Luisa has recorded her first comedy pilot for Radio 2, Luisa Omielan’s Party, performed a West End run of ‘What Would Beyonce Do?!‘ and graced our TV screen multiples times. She was also invited to perform her solo show for 10 nights with Just For Laughs at the Montreal Comedy Festival – 1 of only 3 comics invited over from the UK.
In 2014, Luisa took her second show Am I Right Ladies?! up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as a follow up to the hugely successful debut. She received an overwhelming amount of attention and had 4 and 5 star reviews across the board. The show was featured in The Guardian, The British Comedy Guide, The Times, The Metro, The Evening Standard and the Independent.
Currently, a clip of the show filmed in Montreal has over 40,000,000 views online.
In 2015, Luisa fan-funded a campaign to film her debut DVD at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre. She appeared at Stylist Live, again at Latitude Festival as well as Reading, Leeds, V and the Vodafone Comedy Festival.
In early August, Luisa hosted a night at the BBC’s Edinburgh Festival tent, showcasing her favourite stand ups at the Fringe and performed a limited run of ‘Am I Right Ladies?!’
Luisa began 2016 by filming a pilot of the ‘Luisa Omielan show’ for TV, performing at Altitude Festival and hosting her now infamous Valentines Day Party at London’s O2 Forum. After yet another season in Melbourne and Perth, she returned to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with one off performances of both her solo shows – at one of the city’s biggest venues – the EICC.
2017 began with another sell out Valentines Special at the O2 Forum in Kentish Town, followed by the highly anticipated release of ‘What Would Beyonce Do?!’ on BBC3!
She is currently writing a new show for this year called ‘Politics for Bitches’ and will premiere it at the Edinburgh Fringe in August. Then, a UK, and international tour awaits her in the autumn.
“Luisa Omielan has so much solid talent and unborrowed style…that she spins her cray-cray material into gold…” – ★★★★ The List
“…Omielan is crystal-clearly a mainstream star in the making” – The Guardian
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|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||N/A||2015|
|V Festival||Guest Appearance||N/A||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|
|Comedy Central Live at the Comedy Store||Guest Appearance||Open Mike for Comedy Central||2014|
|Alex Zane's Funny Rotten Scoundrels||Guest Appearance||Alaska TV for London Live||2014|
|Seann Walsh's Late Night Comedy Spectacular||Guest Appearance||BBC||2014|