Lou Sanders is one of the most original comedians in Britain. She has just been announced as a contestant on the upcoming series of Taskmaster (DAVE) and recent appearances include 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), Hypothetical (DAVE), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky 1), Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled (DAVE), Karl Pilkington’s sitcom Sick of It (Sky One), Stand Up for Wales (BBC Wales), Live from the BBC and a live stand-up set on Comic Relief (BBC1).
An acclaimed stand-up, her latest Edinburgh show Shame Pig was a huge hit, receiving rave reviews, completely selling out and adding extra shows at both the Edinburgh Fringe and at London’s Soho Theatre, and will return to the Soho Theatre for a further run in 2019 followed by her debut national tour. The show was selected as a top show to see by publications including The Mirror, The Guardian, The Scotsman, The List, The Daily Express, The Evening Standard and Edinburgh Festivals Magazine, and also won the Comedian’s Choice Award and the audience 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), 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.
“A Fringe comedian who leaves you wanting more? I’ll take that deal” ★★★★ - The Times
“Genuinely Different” ★★★★ - The Scotsman
“A reminder of just how good a straight stand up Sanders is…a joyous embracing of her eclectic life” ★★★★ - Fest
“Thank the comedy Gods” ★★★★ - Chortle
“Brilliantly funny, at times throwing away improvised jokes that are better than you’ll see in another act’s show…stand-up gold” ★★★★ - The Skinny