Laura Lexx: Lovely (3 stars)

This article is from 2015

Laura Lexx: Lovely

A lull-free torrent of anecdotes and niceness

Laura Lexx has a major comedic problem. She doesn’t have any actual major problems. If there’s one thing an Edinburgh show needs, it’s a theme and she would just love a life crisis or traumatic incident to base her show around to make it interesting. But she can’t: her life is just perfect, but she’s OK with that, because she is so lovely.

Lexx tells stories about lovely things: strangers helping her on the motorway, documentaries about penguins, her perfect boyfriend. She also tells them at one million miles per hour. If there was an award for the highest word count of any show this year, Lexx would have to win it. But you would struggle to get a word in edgeways to tell her.

Twee observations and pop culture references are made with such gorgeous bubbliness that the audience can’t stop constantly smiling. Lexx is blessed with a wonderful anecdotal storytelling style that holds the attention of the room with ease. Jokewise, however, it’s all a little lukewarm and there’s no real edge. What is left is a barrage of niceness in this show with no lulls, but not enough lols either.

Underbelly Med Quad, 0844 545 8252, until 30 Aug, 4.05pm, £9–£10.50 (£8–£9.50).

Laura Lexx: Lovely

  • 3 stars

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