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Zoe Lyons: Little Misfit (CKP)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2016

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In a nutshell, Zoe Lyons’ 2016 show is about not fitting in. Lyons recognises the cliché in this theme, and is quick to address it; she has more reason than most, she says, to talk about being a misfit. That being said, her show does not ask for pity. Instead, it’s an hour of intelligent observations and hilarious character comedy. Lyons has such great physicality on stage that whether she’s impersonating a camp sabre tooth tiger or demonstrating a unique form of Zumba, she has the audience hooked. The Zoe tribe of South America probably wouldn’t want her, but that’s no bad thing – if they did, Edinburgh would be missing a fine comedian every August.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Stephanie Gray]