Luisa Omielan’s ‘What Would Beyoncé Do?!’ back on BBC1!
9th May 2019
Luisa’s smash-hit debut stand-up show was repeated on BBC1 last night and the fans went wild!
“What Would Beyoncé Do?!” premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival back in 2012. Since then, Luisa has taken the show worldwide, performing from LA to Singapore, from New York to Melbourne. The show has received a nomination for ‘Best Comedy Show’ in Australia, has been turned into a memoir published by Penguin Random House and has gained Luisa an army of incredibly loyal fans. ‘What Would Beyoncé Do?!’ is considered to be one of the most successful debut stand up shows to come out of the Fringe.
In 2017, the BBC filmed the show at London’s iconic Clapham Grand venue ready for broadcast on BBC1. However, the day it aired, was the day Luisa’s mum was diagnosed with life-threatening cancer. All promo and press for the broadcast was cancelled and Luisa’s situation understandably took priority over everything else.
Known for making real-life difficult topics accessible and funny, Luisa went on to write her third live show ‘Politics for Bitches.’ This was inspired by Helena Omielan’s short but brutal battle with cancer, her treatment by the NHS and the systems in place. The show was then turned into a comedy/documentary for BBC1, and broadcast in Autumn 2018.
Now, we’re pleased to say the BBC decided to air ‘What Would Beyoncé Do?!’ again on BBC1 last night. We shouted about it from the rooftops and the response was phenomenal. (And, the beautiful Helena makes a little cameo which was lovely to see). This show is unlike any other comedy show out there. It is groundbreaking, it is hard-hitting, it is truthful, it’s a sensation and above all else, it’s bloody funny.
We think this show deserves all the praise it receives, and more. ‘What Would Beyoncé Do?!’ is a masterpiece. You can catch up with it HERE on BBCiPlayer.
If you would like to donate to ‘Helena’s Hospice Foundation’ – the charity Luisa set up in memory of her Mum, please click HERE.