Luisa fought tooth and nail for her platform in comedy and she’s not going to waste it.
After endless rejections from agents and drama schools when she was starting out, Luisa took a performing arts course with a stand-up comedy module at Salford University. She earned the highest mark in the institution’s history but there was sill a long road ahead. Luisa grafted tirelessly as everything from a postwoman to a factory worker to fund her travel to and from gigs, until her Edinburgh show What Would Beyonce Do? became a smash hit and allowed her to tour the world.
Luisa has no interest in cheap laughs. Her comedy is about things that matter, everything from body dysmorphia (her famous thigh gap joke went viral), to male suicide and cancer. She’s adamant that these topics are just too important to ignore, but promises ‘I’ll talk about them in a funny way so you’ll listen.’ Luisa says live comedy has saved her since her mum passed away last year – Helena was her daughter’s biggest supporter and sold merchandise at her tour dates. In the end, Luisa’s audiences helped to pay for her funeral.
You might not know that Luisa is also part of a double act – her 1-year old Bernese Mountain Dog, Bernie now travels everywhere with her as she continues to tour and tackle serious issues through comedy.