Lou Sanders is an English writer, stand-up comedian and actress.
Her television appearances include programmes such as Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, a live appearance on BBC1’s ‘Red Nose Day 2017’ for Comic Relief as part of Russell Brand’s Stand-Up Hour, Comedy Up Late from the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Russell Howard’s Good News, Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and Sam Delaney’s News Thing, as well as radio appearances including The Unbelievable Truth for Radio 4.
She is also known for her work as a comedy writer, having written for television programmes including Stand Up for the Week and 8 Out of 10 Cats and for acts including Miranda Hart.
She has regularly performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, starting in 2011 with How To Be Awesome: An Introduction.
Watch Lou Sanders: Another Great Show Again
A genderless riot from a little old force-to-be-reckoned-with. Sanders goes hard-pedal, without too much of a fuss. Forty five jokes, six props, one hero and I dare say a bit of heartbreaking (you), groundbreaking (her).
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Watch Lou Sanders: What’s That Lady Doing?
A charmingly haphazard show full of mischievous monologues, offbeat observations and self aware asides, from a comedian who manages to balance relatable charm with heightened surrealism.
Lou Sanders is one of the most original comedians in Britain. Recent appearances include The Russell Howard Hour (Sky 1), 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. 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.