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Star Of Radio 4 Extra, Comedian Laura Lexx, Takes Her Depression To The Fringe


Star Of Radio 4 Extra, Comedian Laura Lexx, Takes Her Depression To The Fringe

Recently, Laura has been busy hosting on BBC Radio 4 Extra's Comedy Club, winning the UK Comedy Award and being nominated for a Chortle Award... for the third time. However, for most of 2017 Laura was trying to get through therapy, trying the patience of everyone, and trying unsuccessfully for a baby. Given all that, Laura wasn't at the Edinburgh Fringe last year - instead she was in a tent in France with two small children and her mother looking for answers.

This year she's back in Scotland with considerably more jokes than answers. She's done trying now; it's time to laugh.

Laura Lexx is an award-winning comedian and writer. She won Best MC at the 2017 UK Comedy Awards and was nominated for Best Compere in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Chortle Comedy Awards. She also was a finalist for the Amused Moose Comedy Award, Paramount Student Comedy Award, Chortle Student Comedy Award and Funny Women Award. Laura has gigged at comedy clubs and festivals all over the UK and in Europe, as well as supporting Jason Manford, Tim Vine and Russell Kane on tour.

Laura's screen and radio credits include hosting The Comedy Club (BBC Radio 4 Extra), and appearing on Motherhood: Bump, Birth & Beyond (BBC Radio 4 Extra), Sam Delaney's News Thing (RT UK), How Hacks Work (Viasat Explore) and The Jason Manford Show (Absolute Radio).

In 2016, Laura's 'sexist heckler' video had over 288k views (click here to see it). The Daily Mail, Evening Standard, The Independent and Huffington Post UK were among those who covered the story.

As well as writing her own popular blog, Laura has had articles published by the likes of Glamour and Standard Issue and she has also recently written a comedy drama series which has subsequently been optioned for television.

Trying is directed by Jess Fostekew who has also directed Sara Pascoe and last year's Edinburgh Comedy Award newcomer nominee, Lauren Pattinson.

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