Vix Leyton: Antihero

Welsh comedian and popular podcaster (The Comedy Arcade) Vix Leyton has the gift of affability. You’d have to be in a really bad mood to heckle her, such is her bright-eyed goodness.

A self-proclaimed people pleaser talks dating, people-pleasing and her mother

Though doubtful of having any kids herself, Leyton relates most keenly to ‘people of the child-bearing persuasion’. Her set is geared towards women but is highly relatable to anyone who’s seen or been on a stag do, to anyone who has ever dated, or had a mother.

Despite the watershed not usually being a problem for Fringe acts, it’s a light relief to attend a lunchtime set and enjoy an hour of cheerily optimistic stand-up devoid of the dirty jokes and crude quips happening later on (Prince Andrew Tate Appreciation Hour, I’m looking at you!)

Leyton’s is the purist stand-up comedian I've seen in years. Her idea of being bad is pretending to be pregnant at family gatherings, but she admits her mother has a meaner streak. Though Leyton can feel herself leaning towards eccentric bad-mouthery in years to come, for now, she sticks firmly to smiles, people-pleasing and PG comedy.

If you’re after some innocent laughs and can forgive her ‘Aussie intonation’, where every observational statement becomes a question, then Vix Leyton could be for you?

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Welsh stand-up host of podcast smash The Comedy Arcade Vix delves into the human psyche, exploring the notion of people pleasing, a theme for her life she didn’t even realise she had until she started stand-up comedy. Can you be the main character in your own life without being the hero? A bit of personal experience, a bit of theory and possibly a bit of science. You should come to this... but no worries if not. ‘Joyously full of funny’ (Scotsman). ‘Affable and ebullient’ (Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk). 'Charming, surprisingly dark and gonna be famous’ (Andrew O’Neill).

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