Laura Lexx: Tyrannosaurus Lexx

Any good joke can fall flat on its face if the delivery is rubbish, but for Laura Lexx with her bubbly personality, infectious smile and merry sense of wit, this is never going to be a problem. Her show is packed full of jokes of all stripes, from the deliberately corny (delivered with much giggling) to the complex, complete with running jokes, wordplay and some self-confessed dodgy accents: and you can’t help but be charmed with all of them.

With fresh, out-of-the-box thinking and self-aware wit, there’s plenty to laugh at here.

This is, as Laura confesses after what she calls her rock-and-roll entrance, just a small woman from Brighton talking about her husband. This theme occupies Laura for most of the show, yet plenty of variety is packed in as well, notably a trip to the Serengeti and back in time alongside the builders of Stonehenge. There’s some saucy content—yes, at 2.30pm—so don’t bring kids along, but otherwise it’s accessible for all ages and Laura works hard to include everyone.

With fresh, out-of-the-box thinking and self-aware wit (“I don’t want to be one of those comedians who complain about their other half—but...”), there’s plenty to laugh at here, and even when touching on such subjects as feminism and social media Laura retains a light touch. We also see Laura carrying on a conversation with a wall-socket or examining the archaeological layers of the hoover drum, with plenty of other quirky stories.

Delighting in misdirection, and delivering even her sarcasm and irony with a sparkly grin, there’s no stopping Laura (Tyrannosaurus) Lexx. 

Reviews by Fiona Mossman

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The Blurb

Evolution is tricky – just ask the dinosaurs. Last year Laura (Chortle Awards 2016 nominee) evolved into a full-time wife and comedian. It didn’t quite go as planned. Following her smash debut Lovely, Laura aims her trademark comedy kaleidoscope at marriage, feminism, identity and the grinning idiots that built Stonehenge. Indulge in a whirlwind celebration of everything that’s right about slowly turning into your mother and everything that’s wrong with town criers. ‘Real comedic steel’ (Guardian). ‘Incredibly engaging... it’s difficult to see what will stop her success’ (Skinny). ‘Hilarious, kind-hearted and genuine comedy’ (ArtsAwardVoice.com).