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Zoe Lyons: Little Misfit – Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Matt Farnham

Little Misfit is the latest show in Zoe Lyons comedy arsenal and in it Lyons brings her energetic and frenetic style to the current blissful place she has reached in life. Now content with where she is and how life is treating her, Lyons sets about bringing her everyday thoughts and musings to the audience in a riotously funny show.

Lyons bounds around the stage telling stories and gliding from one to another in a fantastic display of narrative skill, her casual style helps the audience relate to her and reinforce how most of her comedy is based not upon her own personal outlook, but on her everyday experiences: teaching an elderly relative about technology or dealing with awkward situations in the street.

Little Misfit unlike so many other stand-up shows in the current comedy scene doesn’t try to force the narrative on its audience and still manages to talk about politics, schooling, and life at 40. Lyons does not stop moving throughout her hour on stage with hilarious walks matched to each of the people she talks about, superb facial expressions, and her ability to use the volume and tone of her voice,it all draws the audience into her experience.

Zoe Lyons: Little Misfit is a wonderful hour of frenzied storytelling and stand-up comedy that everyone can relate too. In the grounded stories from everyday situations, she is both easily relatable and outrageously funny. Make sure you catch her.

Runs until 28 August 2016


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