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Elf Lyons: Episode 2
Jun 01, 2020
Elf Lyons is an award-winning comedian, writer and theatre director. She has gained a reputation as one of the most innovative performers on the UK comedy circuit - through her dynamic high spectacle comedy shows Swan (2017), ChiffChaff (2018), Medusa (2018)Â and Love Songs to GuineaPigs (2019)- which have each performed to sold out audiences throughout the UK and beyond.
In the last few years Elf has been nominated for BEST SHOW at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality,Fringe World Perth's Best Comedy Show and in 2018 Elf won Pick of the Fringe at the Adelaide Fringe, Australia.
Here we talk about her origins as a comedy performer, wine drinking as a marvellous form of pain relief, her training at the Gaulier Clowning school, about us both being extroverted introverts and the importance of water, amongst other things.
The interview was recorded just before one of her gigs, last year, at the Brighton Komedia, one of the UK’s finest small arts venues. Support it now if you can. In these hard times it is in need of all the help it can get.
You can listen to Elf on BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio Worldwide, BBC Radio 4 among many others alongside an array of highly rated podcasts. You can watch Elf on The Dog Ate My Homework (BBC),The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2) and Comedy Against Living Miserably (UKTV).