Impertinent Questions for Laura Lexx

Laura LexxWhat is your favourite synonym for “bum”?

I love tush. It’s so cute.

Whose swearing makes you laugh the most?

Scottish people’s. If combined with the above question, I particularly love a Scot referring to a bumhole as a hoop.

Who should come to see your show and why?

Everyone wanting a clever belly laugh with some social commentary and a healthy smattering of genitalia jokes.

Who are you excited about seeing this year?

I’m excited to see Paul F Taylor’s finished show having seen a work in progress a few months ago. I’m also hotly anticipating my good buddy Matt Hoss’ finished debut. He’s an endearing comedian with so much heart and I can’t wait to see that heart in show form.

Imagine you come off stage and find a wish come true. Which food/drink/present/person would be waiting for you?

It’s boring but… it’d be my husband (he is all I ever want to see) waiting with a tub of M&S millionaire bites (they are all I ever want to eat) waiting with a deck of Magic cards (all I ever want to play) and infinite patience for my sulking. Luckily, this is a wish that often comes true for me. I’m very lucky.

Describe your perfect day at the Fringe.

A lie in. It’s important to get up only when ready – I hate having dry eyes. Then breakfast at City Restaurant, then my show goes brilliantly to a sold out room, then I go and do a fun show with a twist like the Noise Next Door’s Lock In or Joke Thieves or something. Then watch TV to wind down and go to bed. Lovely.

How long does it take to come down after a show and how do you do it?

I’m usually fine by September 15th. Anything before that is impossible to wind down.

In the game “Would You Rather?” what’s the hardest choice you have had to make?

Which Weasley twin. Impossible.

What’s your favourite Brexit metaphor?

For me, it’s Theresa May banging through Article 50 whilst fundamentally believing it would be a disaster for the country. I get it – she wanted the top job, but I will never understand being able to turn off your moral compass just to keep your job. I love my job but if 52% of the audience started chanting “Do some racist stuff” I wouldn’t start throwing that out there just to keep the mic.

Who or what helped you believe you were going to make it in comedy?

The audiences. Even the success stories have gigs and weeks and months where the gatekeepers say no or say nothing and the only thing that keeps you going is *knowing* that you were the highlight of someone’s week and that’s worth something.

Tell us something your agent doesn’t want us to know.

Every now and again when I don’t want to do a gig I pretend my agent has control over decision making and completely throw him under the bus.


Buy tickets for Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk here

5.15pm | Gilded Balloon Teviot | 31 July, 1-13, 15-25 Aug


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