My name’s Luisa Omielan and I’m a stand up comedian, actress, writer and my fans have built me.
I started on the free fringe in Edinburgh with my first lil show called ‘What Would Beyonce Do?!’ I toured that for 5 years, travelled around the world and wrote a book with Random House of the same title. My follow up show was one called ‘ Am I Right Ladies?!’.
I crowdfunded the DVD and released it myself as despite audience petitions, Netflix are stupid (yes i still love my subscription).
One of my opening jokes from that show is about a thigh gap, and now over 40 million people have seen me in my pants. Dreams really can come true. Watch it here.
My third show is called Politics For Bitches which took a different turn to my party shows, but one which was unbelievable to do. It was partly turned into a BBC documentary.
So – Beyonce, Thigh gaps and Politics, Get you a woman who can do all three.
I was the first comedian to receive a BAFTA Breakthrough accolade this year which was so encouraging. Comedy is tough, and its hard out here for a woman who doesn’t like a one size fits all. I manage and look after myself, I would like that to change.
In September of this year, my loving, gorgeous fans crowdfunded my first off-Broadway run in NYC.
It is for and because of them that I do anything.
Them and Bernie, my Doghter. She’s a girl. P.s God is a Woman. New show. No.4 Religion. Sure. Why not.
My beautiful Mummy, Helena Lulewicz Omielan, is the best Mummy in the world. Sadly she had a very short but brutal battle with cancer. However my mum lived her life with so much kindness and wanted that to continue. This foundation is to help deliver home comforts to hospices around the U.K, whether that be coffee machines, soft bedding, guest beds, updating family rooms, buying special double hospital beds so patients can lie with a loved one. Any home comfort that helps improve a patients time.
All the information on the foundation can be found at www.helenashospicefoundation.org.
My book What Would Beyonce Do?! is now available on Amazon.
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, be prepared to PARTY! ‘Am I Right Ladies?!’ has had numerous sell out runs, received 5 star reviews, and one of its jokes has notched up over 40 million views #ThighGap 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’m a Bafta Breakthrough brit who brought my brand new stand up show ‘God is a Woman’ to the USA for my highly anticipated American debut. No one invited me, but I have the best fans, and they crowdfunded this trip. You can see what they did here..
Growing up Omielan describes herself as “really skinny”, despite eating whatever junk food she wanted. As such, she never really thought about what she looked like until her late twenties, when she was trying to make it in comedy.
“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.”