Luisa Omielan – What Would Beyonce Do!?
'One of the biggest stand up hits of the decade' - The Guardian
Luisa Omielan’s ‘What Would Beyoncé Do?!’ has been hailed as one of the biggest stand up hits of the decade. With a Best Comedy Show nomination and sell out runs in Edinburgh, London, LA, New York, Adelaide & Sydney, her joke on the ‘Thigh Gap’ phenomenon went viral and to date has had over 40 million views on Facebook.
In Luisa’s own words:
“You know when you find yourself approaching thirty and your dreams are broken? You’ve got a temping career going nowhere, a student debt that’s mounting and you’ve just had to move back into your mum’s house.
Then to top it all off, you get absolutely annihilated with heartbreak because of an ex, who is just ‘not ready’ but then manages to be ready, a week later, with someone else.
And it is here, at your lowest point, that one of your best friends decides to remind you that you are the same age as Beyoncé.
This is a must see show for girls and guys. You’ve never seen a comedian like this before. Prepare yourself for a life changing, informative, innovative and inspirational show.
“Fresh, frank and fearless, a gutsy new star is born” – ★★★★ The Daily Telegraph
“Part stand-up, part Single Ladies’ dance-off, fully uplifting” – The Independent
“In a year that’s seen a dearth of really talented female comics coming through, she bucks the trend in her own brilliant way” – Guardian Guide
“It’s the success story of the year on the comedy circuit” – London Is Funny – Top 10 newcomers 2012
“If Beyonce were to do a Fringe show, she would be lucky to capture half the energy newcomer Luisa Omielan brings to this intense, funny and manic hour of soul-baring comedy” – ★★★★ Chortle
“…the freshest new talent on the block” – ★★★★★ Scotsgay
“A conservative at heart, Beyoncé wouldn’t have it in her to deliver a debut stand-up hour as fresh, ambitious and vulnerable as this existential howl of anguish” – ★★★★ The Scotsman
“Luisa’s stamina is infectious; couple this with her ability to deliver gags like a knockout blow, whilst keeping the tenderness of the ‘story’ paramount is what makes the show a must see” – ★★★★ The Gay UK
“…a raw, natural talent doing something surprising and clever and hugely enjoyable…you’ve just witnessed a star being born” – ★★★★★ The Skinny
“…engaging and infectious. The gags come thick, fast and fabulous” – Gay Times