The Spotlight on ... Lou Sanders

Thursday, October 14 2010

Regulars of north London comedy nights Laughing Stock or Make Love Not War will be aware of the Lou Sanders oeuvre, if not, say hello, she's here to introduce herself ...

Lou Sanders

Lou Sanders.

How long have you been gigging for?
On and off, four years.

What do you do?:
Talk about myself too much. I do stories, observations, re-enactments.

Who makes you laugh?:
Loads of people. Some favourites are Tim Key, Mike Wozniak, Bridget Christie. Lots of my good friends who do stand-up are awesome, but then if I mention some and not others that would be bad.

Which London venues do you regularly appear?:
Lots of different ones and then of course my own – Laughing Stock in Hampstead and Make Laugh Not War at the Victoria Stakes in Muswell Hill.

Which is your favourite London venue:
The Albany – although sometimes it does smell of guff. I also love Cheese and Pineapple at The Prince in Stoke Newington as it’s very friendly.

What are you / should you be famous for?
I’ll let you know when I get there. Maybe saving a kid and his puppy from a barn fire. That’s the dream.

Who is your celebrity doppelganger?
I’d like to think Juliette Lewis if she ate a lot more complex carbs. But it’s probably Sally Fletcher from Home & Away minus her best asset (the whams).

Name one overrated and one underrated comedian?
No such thing – different markets, comedy is subjective etc etc (this is my polite, media-trained response). But truthfully when a comic has success, it is usually well deserved because they’ve put the work in.

Can you dance?
Dance is my thing. I own dance.

Whose sex face would you least like to see?
The holiday rep, Marcus, for the place I am at the moment. To be honest, his normal face is starting to grate, so I am not sure what I’m doing sat here imagining his sex face.

Audiences love it when I ... fall off the stage by accident.

Audiences hate it when I ... finish.


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