EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD BEST SHOW NOMINEE 2017
Elf Lyons is an award winning red-hatted comedian, actor and writer. She has written for and starred in her own BBC Three short and appeared on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4.
Known for her distinctive and unique voice - which mixes stand-up, sass, clowning, drag and astute social commentary to create ungainly, surreal comedy spectacles on stage. In 2017 her solo show SWAN at the Edinburgh Fringe was nominated for the Best Show Award and the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality. In 2018 it was in the final shortlist for Fringe World's Best Comedy Show and won the Adelaide Fringe ‘Pick of the Fringe’ award.
She is a totally original, utterly beguiling and completely hilarious presence on stage - part deadpan silent movie star, part wild burlesque fantastique!
"A fast talking, smart-thinking standup for whom the adjective "kooky" could have been invented for." The Guardian
"This is comedy as enchantment, a show so beguiling that you don’t just love it, you somehow fall in love with it.” The Scotsman
"Expert clowning that’s by turns charming, silly, touching and catastrophic." The Times
"If you prefer your comedy going to the edge then toppling right off that edge try Lyons." Evening Standard
"A natural clown so charismatic you can't take your eyes off her." i Paper