Scene News: Luisa Omielan Gala Spot goes viral

Luisa Omielan

Hot UK comedian Luisa Omielan’s performance at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala has gone viral.

Omielan – currently performing her critically acclaimed smash-hit debut stand up show What Would Beyonce Do?! in Melbourne – uploaded the clip to her Facebook page on Thursday. In the five days since it has amassed nearly 8 million views

Specifically, the link has been viewed 7,841,793 times, received 66,833 Likes, and has been shared 163,080 times to date.

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

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

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 will travel to Sydney Comedy Festival when it concludes it’s MICF 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. It remains one of the most successful breakout shows to emerge from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

London-based Omielan is a stand up, improv and actress who has been performing on the London circuit since 2008. A voracious worker, Omielan has performed 11 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe in the past five years.

Twitter #WhatWouldBeyonceDo.

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