Lou Sanders is one of the most original comedians in Britain. She is the champion of series eight of Taskmaster (DAVE) and other recent television appearances include QI (BBC2), Travel Man: 48 Hours in… (Channel 4), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), Hypothetical (DAVE), Aisling Bea’s sitcom This Way Up (C4), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky 1), Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Worrier (DAVE) and Karl Pilkington’s sitcom Sick of It (Sky One).
A widely acclaimed stand-up, Lou had a breakthrough year with her live show Shame Pig, which received rave reviews and added extra shows at both the Edinburgh Fringe and at London’s Soho Theatre where it ended up selling out three separate runs. The show subsequently went on national tour in the UK and internationally and was named a top show to see by publications including The Guardian, The Scotsman, The List, The Mirror, The Daily Express, The Evening Standard and Edinburgh Festivals Magazine, and also won the Comedian’s Choice Award and Edinburgh Poster Award. In 2019 Lou returned to the Edinburgh Fringe with her new show Say Hello To Your New Step-Mummy which again was critically-acclaimed, completely sold out and added multiple extra shows and will tour the UK and US in 2019/20.
She has performed internationally including performances on The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS), Comedy Up Late from the Melbourne Comedy Festival (ABC1) and the New Zealand Comedy Gala 2017 (TV3) and supported Katherine Ryan on her latest West End run at the Garrick Theatre, as well as at the recording of her Netflix special at the Hammersmith Apollo.
Lou’s other television appearances include Stand Up for Comedy Central (Comedy Central), Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled (DAVE), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3), 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4), Stand Up for Wales (BBC Wales), a live stand-up set on Comic Relief (BBC1) and Live at the Electric (BBC3). Her radio work includes regular appearances on Radio 4’s The Unbelievable Truth, co-presenter of The Richard Herring Show with Lou Sanders (FUBAR Radio) as well as being a stand-in co-presenter for the Geoff Lloyd Drive Time Show (Absolute Radio).
As a writer, Lou wrote and starred in the short film Elderflower which co-starred Sheila Reid (Benidorm), Tom Rosenthal (Friday Night Dinner) and Mike Wozniak (Man Down). She has also written for 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Mock the Week (BBC2), Stand up for the Week (Channel 4) and Miranda Hart, and was recently awarded funding to write a feature film.
“Enormously enjoyable hour of stand-up from one of comedy’s most unique voices…. Irresistibly good”
“Thank the comedy Gods”
“Always a delight…it’s no exaggeration to say she’s one of the best we’ve got. No hour goes quicker than with Loulie”
“A Fringe comedian who leaves you wanting more? I’ll take that deal”
“A reminder of just how good a straight stand up Sanders is…a joyous embracing of her eclectic life”
“Brilliantly funny, at times throwing away improvised jokes that are better than you’ll see in another act’s show…stand-up gold”