Laura Lexx Answers Punchline’s Increasingly Inquisitive Questions

3 Jul

Photograph of Laura LexxWho puts your pants in the washing machine?

Usually me but if I have guests round I think it’s rude not to offer.

Which words make you giggle or give you an inner flip of amusement?

I like the phrase “underlying understanding”. What a lovely quirk of language that is.

Tell us about your favourite addictions.

Firstly tea: I love tea and I think it’s the only thing I’m genuinely addicted to – I get terrible headaches without the caffeine.

I also have a love of plants and buying seeds and plants – far more than I have space for but I just don’t seem to stop buying them!

What’s your favourite comedy routine of all time?

Phil Jupitus doing an impression of Eddie Izzard doing material about Darth Vader. It’s from We Know Where You Live, Live! It is a dream of layering, impressions and clever material.

Where is your favourite place to go for food during the Edinburgh Fringe?

The City Restaurant; get the maxi breakfast and thank me later when you’ve cleared your arteries enough to speak again.

What have you learned about life through performing at the Fringe?

That nothing matters and we’re all wasting our time in some way so why not waste it at the largest arts festival in the world?

If you could be in a sketch with any two living comedians, who would they be and what would the sketch be about?

I would like to work with Rob Delaney and Tim Minchin and I’d like the sketch to be about rainforests because then we could get Attenborough to cameo.

Tell us about a coincidence or piece of luck that led you to where you are today.

I went to Kent University because I wanted to do an undergraduate masters in writing for radio, then in my first year they cancelled that course. Then I started improvising with some guys who went on to become The Noise Next Door and I thought “huh, performing comedy is fun” and so I did the masters in Stand Up instead… then I got my only other addiction.

Who are you most excited about seeing this year?

Adam Riches, actually. I just find his shows so fun and that’s really what I look for in Edinburgh to blow off steam.

What can you definitely advise us against doing in Edinburgh?

Ooh, I’d avoid Shakespeare done by American schoolchildren and defining your worth as a person by the opinion of strangers.


Catch Laura Lexx: Trying at Gilded Balloon Teviot at 5.15pm, 3 – 26 August (not 15)

‘One can only hope there’s some life-altering catastrophe around the corner for Lexx’ ( Luckily, the award-winning comedian with ‘superb material, brilliant delivery and irresistible personality’ (****, has had a breakdown. Laura spent 2017 trying to get through therapy, trying the patience of everyone and trying unsuccessfully for a baby. She’s done trying now; it’s time to laugh. As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra and Absolute Radio. Winner: Best Compere, UK Comedy Awards 2017. Amused Moose Comedy Award finalist 2016. ‘Exceptionally funny’ **** ( ‘A joy’ (Independent). ‘Real comedic steel’ (Guardian).

One Response to “Laura Lexx Answers Punchline’s Increasingly Inquisitive Questions”


  1. Punchline’s 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Recommendations | Punchline - 31 Tue+01:002018-08-07T19:50:58+01:00+01:0008b+01:00Tue, 07 Aug 2018 19:50:58 +0100, 2017

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