After two sell-out Edinburgh shows in two years, star of Live At The Apollo and double winner of The Comedian’s Choice ‘Best Performer Award’, Laura Lexx is going on her first UK tour with Knee Jerk.
Knee Jerk shines a hilarious light on how hard it is to be a good person these days. The world seems furious at the moment, whether that is over Brexit, carbon emissions, gender, plastics in the sea, nationality or whether or not we should be aiming for the future or the past. Maybe Laura is projecting, but, is all this arguing and fighting down to the fact we’re absolutely terrified? In Knee Jerk, Laura uses the tricks she learned to cope with her eco-anxiety to try and soothe the world’s temper and calm down our various phobias.
Laura has a laugh taking on many of society’s big issues – social media, mental health, climate change and conceiving – asking questions such as, can you change the world without offending anyone? Can we stop being terrified and start being nicer to each other? Can you use netball to solve the gender pay gap? Spoiler alert: come for jokes, not for answers!
Laura is an award-winning comedian and writer. Her credits include Live At The Apollo (BBC Two), hosting The Comedy Club (BBC Radio 4 Extra), The Jason Manford Show (Absolute Radio) The Sarah Brett Show (BBC 5 live) and BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals (BBC Two), her performance on which has been viewed over three million times! Future TV appearances will include Hypothetical (Dave), Roast Battle (Comedy Central) and The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC). Laura has also appeared on various high-profile podcasts including: Reasons to be Cheerful, Evil Genius with Russell Kane, Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast (RHLSTP)
Laura has gigged at comedy clubs and festivals all over the UK and Europe and has provided tour support for Jason Manford, Tim Vine and Russell Kane. She has picked up a host of awards and nominations along the way, including two nominations for the Amused Moose Best Show, Chortle Best Compere nominations every year since 2016 and winning Comic’s Comic Best MC Award in 2017 and Best Performer in the Comedian’s Choice Awards in 2018 and 2019. Meanwhile, Knee Jerk was nominated for 2019’s BroadwayWorld’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival Awards.
Among other accolades, Laura was in the top 10 of Dave’s Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2018 and was within the top 30 best reviewed shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019
You can find a full list of tour dates here.