My name’s Luisa Omielan and I’m a stand up comedian. I wrote a joke about the thigh gap, and now over 30 million people have seen me in my pants. Dreams really can come true.
I’ve got two solo shows, my debut was called ‘What Would Beyonce Do?!’ and the follow up ‘ Am I Right Ladies?!’.
My third is gonna be called ‘Famous with a Baby’ and I am not writing it until its writes itself.
I crowdfunded a recording of my show! It’s available for download here.
My debut book ‘What Would Beyonce Do?!’ is out on July 14th published by Century at Random House. You can order it here.
My book What Would Beyonce Do?! is now available to preorder on Amazon. If you’ve seen my shows – I would love it if you could pre-order it and we can celebrate when it launches.
What’s it about? Well, you know when you find yourself approaching 30 and you have a temp career going nowhere, student debt that’s somehow not getting any smaller, an ex who’s ‘not ready’ and left you heartbroken, and to top it all off you have to move back home to your mum’s house?
Then here, at your lowest point, your best friend decides to pick that very moment to remind you that you are the same age as Beyoncé.
A manifesto. Contains strong language and adult themes. 18 only.
'Omielan is a refreshing comic voice, doing something that no-one else is doing...there is no doubt that she will become the megastar she already acts like one day very soon.' The Independent.
Fresh, hilarious and brilliant! Another signature party with jokes from Luisa Omielan, following her unprecedentedly successful debut stand-up show, What Would Beyoncé Do?! An empowering manifesto regarding sex, mental health and body image. Come and see why Luisa keeps getting sell-out runs, you’ll have the time of your life.
‘My Favourite is Luisa Omielan whose show should be compulsory viewing’ Kate Copstick – The Scotsman
My solo shows are like events and can be found on my tour dates, be prepared to PARTY! ‘Am I Right Ladies?!’ sold out for the full run of Edinburgh 2014, received 5 star reviews, and is currently on tour. It follows ‘What Would Beyoncé Do?!’ which has been called “One of the top UK comedy shows of the last decade” by the Guardian newspaper.
A manifesto of booty, sex, mental health & rom coms. It also has one of the best jokes about thigh gaps ever written. ‘Should be part of the curriculum’ Kate Copstick
What Would Beyoncé Do?! Is the most successful debut show to come out of the Edinburgh Fringe, a phenomenal word of mouth smash hit. The original party with jokes in. I recently brought it back for one night only in a sold out show and after party at the O2 Forum Kentish Town.
As well as the ‘ Am I Right Ladies?!’ tour, Luisa will be regularly playing gigs at venues nationwide. Stay tuned for my 2016 dates
“If you only get your comedy fix from television, the name Luisa Omielan may not mean much. But earlier this year a clip of Omielan notched up more than five million Facebook views in two days.”
“There is nobody on the stand-up circuit like Luisa Omielan. And there are no stand-up comedy audiences like a Luisa Omielan audience. Her breakthrough show What Would Beyonce Do?! had fans dancing in the aisles as Omielan clambered through the stalls.”
“Is she right, ladies? She’s *so* right – and inspirational, and hilarious, and sassy and just about the best tonic you could hope for from a comedy show.”
“Beyoncé really is Omielan’s role model. “She’s a mother, a wife, an entrepreneur, talented and a hard worker,” says the comedian, “and they’re all things I want to be.” I wouldn’t be surprised if one day Ms Knowles returns the compliment.”