Lou Sanders is one of the most original comedians in Britain. She is currently appearing as a contestant on the latest series of Taskmaster (DAVE) and other recent television appearances include QI (BBC2), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), Hypothetical (DAVE), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky 1), Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Worrier (DAVE), 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4), Karl Pilkington’s sitcom Sick of It (Sky One), Stand Up for Wales (BBC Wales) and a live stand-up set on Comic Relief (BBC1).
A widely acclaimed stand-up, her latest Edinburgh show, Shame Pig, was her biggest success yet, receiving rave reviews and adding extra shows at both the Edinburgh Fringe and at London’s Soho Theatre where it ended up selling out three separate runs. The show is currently on national tour in the UK and has been 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.
She has performed internationally including performances on 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) 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.
“Lou Sanders deserves a Comedy Award nod for this show…her best show yet”
“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”
“Thank the comedy Gods”
“Brilliantly funny, at times throwing away improvised jokes that are better than you’ll see in another act’s show…stand-up gold”