ZOE LYONS

Best of the Fest: Assembly on the Mound, Edinburgh, 2013
Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human: Gilded Balloon at the Museum, Edinburgh, 2018
MY Comedy Chats: Online: 2021
Leicester Comedy Festival: Happy Hour Q & A Interview with Zoe Lyons: Online: 2021
The Confident Crow Comedy Club Online: Online: 2021
Return of The Craic Online Comedy Club: Online: 2021

I saw comedian Zoe Lyons at the Best of the Fest at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013.  She was first on the bill and the material featured what it was like to be the stupidest University Challenge contestant and what it was like to be outdone by a disabled dog on television.  These and other subjects made for a very entertaining twenty-minute set delivered in Lyons’ own warm, endearing and mocking style.

I watched Lyons perform her new show Entry Level Human at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2018.  It is an examination of the preconceptions and conducts of human beings in all their comatose and self-centred state.  It is a brilliantly funny hour based on familiarity and observations that the audience can easily relate to.  Routines featuring annoying flies buzzing around trying to escape Lyons’ sharp eye, a fantastically humorous description of a near-death scuba-diving experience and types of humans the audience love to hate, all give Lyons’ ammunition for what the audience really love to hate.  Lyons’ comedy is unbroken, clever and easy to understand. On numerous occasions during her set, she was found to be laughing at herself which gave the audience signals that the comedy doesn’t appear planned and it is the sign of a very funny, great comedian.

In January 2021, Lyons was a guest for MY Comedy Chats hosted by Maureen Younger.  Lyons talked about coping in lockdown as well as aspects of her career and she was extremely engaging to listen to.

I watched an interview with Zoe Lyons for the Leicester Comedy Festival which took place online because of the Coronavirus epidemic in February 2021.  Lyons talked to founding director Geoff Rowe about his comedy career, his highlights and views on the future of live comedy.

Lyons was also a guest for The Confident Crow Comedy Club Online in February 2021 and for Return of The Craic in March 2021.  The comedian performed a superb set full of great jokes and stories about her experiences during lockdown and proved what a great comedian she is.

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