Lou Sanders is one of the most original comedians in Britain. She can currently be seen on The Russell Howard Hour (Sky 1), and other recent appearances include Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled (DAVE), Live from the BBC and a live stand-up set on Russell Brand’s stand-up hour on Comic Relief (BBC1).
An acclaimed stand-up, her fifth Edinburgh show was critically-acclaimed in Edinburgh and London’s Soho Theatre in 2016 and garnered seven four- and five- star reviews, and she has two shows available on NextUp. 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 Lou also supported Katherine Ryan at the recording of her Netflix special at the Hammersmith Apollo.
Lou’s other television appearances include Stand Up for Comedy Central (Comedy Central), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3), Live at the Electric (BBC3), BBC Top Tips (BBC3), Big Brother’s Bit on the Side (E4), 7 Days (TV3) and Sam Delaney’s News Thing (RT).
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.
“Destined for hugeness”
★★★★ Time Out
★★★★ The Scotsman
“One of the best innovators in comedy”
“Something to behold on stage… non-stop entertainment with seriously big laughs, wild and free and very, very funny.”