Luisa Omielan is to comedy what Beyoncé represents to music – a stand out performer who is at the top of her game. Am I right ladies? If you’ve seen her stand-up before, I’m sure you’ll agree.
Returning back to the stage after her highly acclaimed What Would Beyonce Do? Fringe hit, it’s a tough gig for her to be able to replicate the superb reviews. But I think she’s done it.
Not well known on the TV or radio, Omielan has made her name the hard way – through social media and word of mouth. And if they weren’t already, I’m sure, like me, there’ll be some more Luisa Omielan fans in Manchester following her performance at the Lowry in Salford.
What’s great about Omielan is she’s so relatable. I too have cried at many a Disney film, danced around my room to my favourite cheesy tunes, felt the pressures of having the ‘perfect’ body and, at every opportunity I get, you can guarantee under my clothes will be a big pair of spanx.
However, maybe the difference between us, other than the fact I can’t deliver a joke, is that I couldn’t have the confidence to strip down to my underwear in front of hundreds of people – but I take my spanx off to her! She’s accepted the way she is, and she’s proud of it!
Omielan tells us how it is and I’ve never seen a comedian with so much energy. The show was a fun filled night from the word go. I had the time of my life, and I certainly think the several audience members did too who helped her re-enact the famous Dirty Dancing lift.
I want to be part of her gang. Why her boyfriend dumped her, I’ll never know- but it’s safe to say she’s got some great material from it, so maybe we should all be grateful.
Along with laughs and giggles, Omielan also takes time to talk about the more serious issues too. Mental health and depression aren’t usually something we would laugh about. But Luisa can – and she does it in the most charming and heartfelt way. But the seriousness didn’t stay for long – we were soon all back in fits of giggles.
With a title like Am I right ladies, you’d be wrong to think the show was just for a female audience. Whether you’re a guy or a gal, you’re sure to howl at Omielan’s stand-up. You can still catch her as she tours the UK throughout June and July.
And she’s funny, really funny. If you go and she one comedian this year, I’d recommend Omielan. I think I’m right ladies!