UK Comedian Luisa Omielan Video Goes Viral

Luisa Omielan performing her critically acclaimed smash-hit debut stand up show What Would Beyoncé Do? 

Luisa uploaded the clip to her Facebook page and has amassed 9.5 million views.

Omielan is ecstatic with the huge response. “I feel so happy and excited that the clip has gone viral, it’s indicative of how socially we are craving for something positive, reasons to feel good about ourselves,” she said.

“There is too much self loathing and in comedy, it’s traditional to be mean. I am really excited, that as an unknown comic, one of my jokes has hit a chord and it’s been seen by millions. It’s just amazing.”

Born from ‘falling in love with every Mr Unavailable’ and, like Beyoncé, still being styled by her mum, Omielan wondered if she couldn’t dance or sing, but was still a diva, when life gave her lemons, What would Beyoncé Do?

Her show, which has travelled to Sydney Comedy Festival after concluding its Melbourne Comedy Festival season, has been phenomenally successful overseas after she by-passed the usual UK club/progression route and cultivated an audience of her own.

When she first performed the show under her own steam in a small, unfunded venue at the Edinburgh Fringe a few years ago, it was a sell out. It has since sold-out five re-runs at London’s Soho Theatre.