Zoe Lyons: Clown Busting

4 Stars ****

It has been a while sine I have see Zoe Lyons perform live, okay she makes the occasional TV appearance, but that is not the same as the real thing.

She takes to the stage wearing a leopard print ‘Snuggie’ one of these blankets with sleeves prior to warming the audience up with some topical material occasionally illustrating points with slides.

Now Zoe is a engaging comic in my opinion and a keen observer of life, who has the ability to make everyday events sound funny and her set is packed with such material.

‘Come dine with me’ comes under her scrutiny as do Brighton naturists, Australian souvenirs, people watching in cafes and on holiday airports. Living to old age and working longer together with a Justin Beiber opinion are just a few of the subjects tackled by this eloquent performer.

As to the show title, well there is a reason behind this, but I’ll leave you to find out what for yourselves.

Like the Snuggie that opened and closed the show, Ms Lyons has the ability to make you feel warm and cosy and good about yourself, and there is a definite feeling of pleasure through out the entire hour.

Reviewed by Geoff

Pleasance Beside V33

3 to 29 August   

19:30 to 20:30

Fringe Brochure P167


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