BBC Three, the ‘online television station’ is to air a fresh and feisty Valentine’s Day special starring stand-up comedian Luisa Omielan.
“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.” – Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning at the BBC
Luisa’s star began to rise following one of the most successful debut stand-up shows at the Edinburgh fringe festival. She has garnered a huge following from her sell-out shows: What Would Beyoncé Do?! and Am I Right Ladies?! Both were critically acclaimed and sold out worldwide. She has been described as “one of the biggest stand up hits of the decade” by the Guardian.
What Would Beyoncé Do?! is Luisa’s stand-up TV debut and will be filmed at the Clapham Grand on January 19 2017 premiering on Valentine’s day on BBC Three. Fans and newcomers can buy tickets from Luisa’s official Facebook page to be part of the show.
The 75′ special will capture the infectious energy of Luisa’s shows, by joining the queues and audience in the build-up to the event, to discover why her loyal army of fans love her unique approach to stand-up and her Beyoncé ethos. The show is set to a soundtrack of Beyoncé’s best known hits.
“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.” – Luisa Omielan