Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

Laura Lexx is back with twice the energy and three times the sparkle, courting controversy with her own brand of comicality. I enjoyed Lexx’s show last year, and this year didn’t disappoint. Personal growth is evident in this full-on introspective which is an instruction manual on how to deal with not only your shit, but also how to survive society’s lunacy.

An hour of relentless comedy with plenty of quick wins.

Lexx is incredulous that society is still hung up on the same arguments, poignantly reflecting that "everyone’s miserable, and no one seems to be winning the argument". And from there, Lexx takes us on a scintillating stroll through the issues she cares most about. Climate breakdown and Brexit feature highly, though the piece de resistance in the performance is Lexx’s discerning exploration of the transgender debate. Her acerbic analysis of gendered sports, comparing football and netball, also has the room roaring with laughter. There’s some real poignant issues tackled in this performance, however the seriousness doesn’t detract from what is an hour of relentless comedy with plenty of quick wins to lighten the mood, like Melania Trump’s body double and navigating twitter.

Lexx balks at the "divide and conquer" nature of the comedy circuit, which promotes an air of resentment in female comics at who will be the token inclusion on top bills. However with her talent, energy and original material, Lexx will certainly continue to advance. She is every ounce the comedy therapist as she delves boldy into various topics, encouraging us to therapeutically "work the fear back" to reveal its origins. One gets the sense on leaving the room that we’ve been part of a massive group therapy session, which leaves us entertained and refreshed and ready for anything.

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Star of Live at the Apollo, Laura Lexx is a 'bouncy, bubbly stand up star' (Telegraph) shining a hilarious light on how hard it is to be a good person these days. Can you change the world without offending anyone? Her sell-out 2018 show Trying was 'a masterpiece' ***** (VoiceMag.uk) and earned her a prestigious Comedian's Choice Award. Now, Lexx takes on society's big issues... but come for jokes, not answers. It's sure to be 'stomach-achingly funny' **** (Entertainment-Focus.com) and 'another skilfully-constructed hour from an underrated performer' **** (Fest). Early booking recommended.

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