This month’s Comedian Of The Month is the ever sweet and ever sassy Luisa Omielan, a woman who bravely talks of her life and relationships whilst also demonstrating great creative and observational skill.
Not only is Luisa’s material very funny, it also pushes boundaries and that is everything we should expect from such a great comic (think, Katherine Ryan’s sharp putdowns paired with Sarah Millican’s smut). I know I could say this for virtually every comedian on the circuit but I am going to say it here nevertheless because it’s become very apparent in the case of this particular comedian: Luisa Omielan takes great pride in the effort she has taken to get where she is in her career; she has a clear passion and care for the industry, and her place within that.
It is evident from the clip above that Luisa truly cares about her audience and wants to make them feel good about themselves and happy in general. She is very obviously using the platform of stand up comedy to achieve something, or to share a message, to a large number of people who are willing to listen, and that is what comedy is all about really.
My reading of Luisa Omielan’s comedy is one of feminism at it’s most positive and constructive: there is simply no bitterness or anger present on the stage whilst Luisa is on it, other than when it is truly justified. And in taking on this persona as a comedian who builds women up rather than put men down, a rather prominent gap in the industry that needed to be filled has been filled with ease and charm, and her audiences are left feeling liberated and empowered.