Zoe Lyons masterfully mixes her thoughts on being a woman, a gay woman and a human being in general to make her into one thing: funny. ...
Zoe Lyons masterfully mixes her thoughts on being a woman, a gay woman and a human being in general to make her into one thing: funny.
Zoe Lyons started her stand up career back in 2003 when she stepped up to a 5 minute open mic slot.
She was certainly bitten by the comedy bug as the in the following year she was semi finalist in BBC's New Talent competition, finalist in Channel 4's 'So You Think You're Funny' and winner of the Nivea Funny Women award.
She performed at the Edinburgh Festival from 2004 to 2006 but it wasn't until 2007 when she debuted her solo show. That year she was nominated for the Best Newcomer Award at the festival.
In 2008 Zoe won the inaugral Dave award for the Funniest Joke of the Fringe with 'I can't believe Amy Winehouse self-harms. She's so irritating she must be able to find someone to do it for her.' She was in the top ten the following year but was beaten by Dan Antopolski.
Zoe currently hosts Bent Double, a monthly gay friendly night at the Brighton Komedia.
Zoe blends observations, stories and anecdotes wonderfully without alienating anyone who isn't gay or a woman, despite being named the 81st most influential lesbian and gay person in Britain.
She muses on her own Britishness and suggests a different type of car horn that apologises. She also sees the Britishness of others, notably binge drinkers who aren't litterbugs.
She has theories on women who are unrecognisable without make up and the only people who don't know how to wear make up are those women who are selling it.
She also likes nothing better than watching goths in hot weather and wonders how they will be affected by global warming.
Zoe Lyons has appeared on Mock The Week three years in a row and is a regular on the talking head style list shows including the Alternative Review of the Year 2006, the Most Annoying People of 2007 and the Most Annoying Couples of 2008.
She has performed on the Paul O'Grady Show and featured on the Comedy Store here on Comedy Central in 2010.
She is a regular guest on radio shows such as Jo Caulfield Won't Shut Up, Clive Anderson's Chat Room and the Sandi Toksvig Show and the Caroline Feraday Show, both on LBC.
Zoe Lyons has the confidence and professionalism of a seasoned performer. With her first seven years in comedy yielding so much, you would be a fool to even try and predict what the next seven will hold.
Did You Know?:
Zoe Lyons was a contestant on the first series of reality show Survivor. She is now fully adept at building a tent from twigs.