BBC commissions Luisa Omielan’s What Would Beyonce Do!?
4th January 2017
We can finally reveal that the BBC have commissioned a stand up special of Luisa Omielan’s ‘What Would Beyonce Do?!’.
This is Luisa’s stand-up TV debut and will be filmed at the Clapham Grand on January 19 2017 and will premiere on Valentine’s day on BBC Three.
Luisa said: “I am absolutely delighted. This was a free show I performed in Edinburgh back in 2012. I have been lucky enough to tour it for five years and now I am now filming it for the BBC! This show is just magic for me. I’m really thankful to the wonderful team at King Bert and to the BBC for giving me the chance to get it on the telly.”
Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning at the BBC says: “Luisa is a huge star in the making and this show is a real crowd pleaser. Luisa spins a time of personal rejection into a riotous, uplifting comedy banshee cry. It’s for anyone who has ever had their heart broken. It heralds the feature length debut of a major new female comedy force.”
From King Bert productions, the special will be directed by Julia Knowles (The Royal Variety Performance 2016, Lee Evans Live, Beyoncé Live in London), produced by Sarah Fraser (Walliams & Friend, Sick Note, Dave’s One Night Stand) and executive produced by Jo Sargent (French and Saunders, Absolutely Fabulous, Miranda). BBC commissioning editor is Alex Moody.
We can’t wait to see you there, click below for tickets!