5 Questions: Zoe Lyons

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This article is from 2009.

5 Questions: Zoe Lyons

Last August, Zoe Lyons won an award for telling the best joke of the Fringe. Here, she gives our Q&A more short, yet funny shrift

What five words best describe your show this year?
Tasty buffoonery, fragrant cheeky swagger.

Which comic should be more famous by the end of August?
Brian Gittins. If this year goes well for him he may even be able to splash out and buy himself a new roadside cafe.

What bugs you most about Edinburgh in August?
I grew up in Scotland so you would think I’d be used to the wet summers. Last year I spent the whole month in shorts and T-shirts and got the flu.

Which dead comic do you wish was still alive and working today?
Tommy Cooper, a brilliant comic clown. I loved his look of bewilderment as his tricks fell apart around him.

Is there a rumour you’d like to start about yourself?
I kissed Katy Perry and she loved it.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 9–30 Aug, 8.30pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7–£8). Previews until 8 Aug, £5.

This article is from 2009.

Zoe Lyons: Miss Machismo

  • 3 stars

Punchy comedy from charming if.comedy best newcomer nominee, Lyons. Dave TV joke of the Fringe winner 2008. 'Zingy one liners - a talent for bitchiness' (Independent). 'A natural talent' - ***** (ThreeWeeks).

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