2018 Edinburgh Fringe

Laura Lexx: Trying

  • Comedy (60 minutes)
Laura Lexx: Trying. Laura Lexx

'One can only hope there's some life-altering catastrophe around the corner for Lexx' (BroadwayBaby.com). Luckily, the award-winning comedian with 'superb material, brilliant delivery and irresistible personality' (**** TheWeeReview.com), 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' **** (One4Review.com). 'A joy' (Independent). 'Real comedic steel' (Guardian).

Featuring

Performances

Date Time Venue
1st Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)
2nd Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)
3rd Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)
4th Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)
5th Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)
6th Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)
7th Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)
8th Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)
9th Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)
10th Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)
11th Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)
12th Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)
13th Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)
14th Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)
16th Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)
17th Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)
18th Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)
19th Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)
20th Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)
21st Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)
22nd Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)
23rd Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)
24th Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)
25th Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)
26th Aug 17.15 Gilded Balloon Teviot (The Turret)

British Comedy Guide recommendation

A terrific stand-up who's had a tough time since her last Edinburgh hour: this show explains what happened, but is still choc-full of fine gags.

Reviews

Press articles

Final Fringe Reflections

Our Stand-Up Editor looks back at his weeks in Edinburgh.

British Comedy Guide, 30th August 2018

Comedians' Choice Awards 2018 winners revealed

Paul Currie, Lou Sanders, Laura Lexx and venue promoter Alex Petty have won in the Comedians' Choice Awards 2018.

British Comedy Guide, 25th August 2018

Top jokes at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018

Adam Rowe has won the Joke Of The Fringe 2018 award with the gag 'Working at the JobCentre has to be a tense job - knowing that if you get fired, you still have to come in the next day.' Read the top 10 here.

British Comedy Guide, 20th August 2018

Comics on having famous faces in their audience

We asked these comedians to share their VIP stories.

i Newspaper, 20th August 2018

Whats's the most drunk or wasted you have been?

'I threw my phone into the woods on mushrooms'

Chortle, 18th August 2018

Amused Moose Comedy Award 2018 finalists

The finalists for the Amused Moose Comedy Award 2018 at the Edinburgh Fringe are Anesti Danelis, Damian Clark, Ken Cheng, Tom Little, Police Cops, Tania Edwards, Laura Lexx and Liam Withnail.

British Comedy Guide, 17th August 2018

Can you come up with a slogan for the Fringe?

'It's where everything begins...'

Chortle, 16th August 2018

Video-on-demand company NextUp films Fringe show

Acts that are being recorded this week include Roisin and Chiara, Laura Lexx, Alison Thea-Scott and Norris & Parker.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 16th August 2018

Fringe comedians share their flat-share stories

The horror (and harmony) stories

i Newspaper, 13th August 2018

What is the worst review you have ever had?

'This isn't comedy, this is a cry for help'

Chortle, 9th August 2018

Who is the worst person you have met at the Fringe?

A ketamine dealer, a stalker... and John Leslie.

Chortle, 8th August 2018

What comics have done in Edinburgh away from the Fringe

It's not all about The Pleasance or Gilded Balloon...

Nick Mitchell, i Newspaper, 7th August 2018

Punchline 2018 Edinburgh Fringe comedy recommendations

Here they are! Our picks for this year's Fringe. As usual, we advise you to see these acts live as YouTube just doesn't do them justice.

Punchline UK, 7th August 2018

What is the best joke in your show?

Some comedians don't mind sharing..

Chortle, 6th August 2018

Laura Lexx picks her Perfect Playlist

'I can picture what Billy Connolly's talking about... down to the last jobby'

Laura Lexx, Chortle, 1st August 2018

Random 8: Laura Lexx

Speedy-dating, boring paintings and prodigious porn: Laura Lexx takes the R8 challenge.

British Comedy Guide, 31st July 2018

The one thing you wish you knew from your first Fringe

'You will cry... lean in to it'

Chortle, 31st July 2018

Fringe Q&A: Comedians share jokes from their shows

We asked some of the comedians heading to the Edinburgh Festival to share their favourite joke from their show with us. Have a read...

British Comedy Guide, 27th July 2018

Fifty-word Fringe pitch: Laura Lexx

This time it's the turn of Laura Lexx.

The Reviews Hub, 27th July 2018

Fringe Q&A: What are you putting in your suitcase?

A hazmat suit, a horse's head, a Mr Miyagi doll, five kilos of dried super-long spaghetti, and Immodium - just some of the things that comedians are putting in their suitcases ahead of getting on planes and trains bound for the Edinburgh Festival.

British Comedy Guide, 26th July 2018

Edinburgh Fringe 2018: the 25 funniest jokes

This August, hundreds of stand-ups are descending on Edinburgh for the world's largest comedy festival. We asked a few rising talents to share the sharpest quips from their new shows, and these are 25 of the best.

The Telegraph, 26th July 2018

Pick of the Fringe 2018 (comedy part 2)

Struggling to choose which comedy shows to see at this year's Edinburgh Fringe?

Greg Stewart, Theatre Weekly, 24th July 2018

Fringe 2018 - Laura Lexx: Trying

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

Kara Alberts, The Edinburgh Reporter, 18th July 2018

Interview: rarely asked questions - Laura Lexx

Laura Lexx has a reputation as one of the best comperes in the business who can deal with the toughest of audiences.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 16th July 2018

Interview: comedian Laura Lexx

Laura Lexx discusses how Trying a year can be.

Angela Johnson, Entertainment Focus, 15th July 2018

Laura Lexx: Edinburgh Fringe 2018 interview

Laura Lexx talks sperm resistant wombs and seeing if we're okay.

Laugh Out London, 13th July 2018

Edinburgh preview: Laura Lexx & Sara Barron

A double bill of excellent comedians: both tackled arguably taboo subjects, both were extremely funny.

Jonna Brett, Broadway Baby, 12th July 2018

Fringe Q&As: Laura Lexx

Laura Lexx on kicking a haggis over a highland cow and tatty scones.

Linda Howard, The Herald, 7th July 2018

Laura Lexx: Trying interview

Funny Women editor Kate Stone talked to Laura about mental health, going viral and how Live at the Apollo solved sexism in comedy... (thanks Live at the Apollo).

Kate Stone, Funny Women, 3rd July 2018

Laura Lexx intervew

Interview with Laura Lexx.

Punchline UK, 3rd July 2018

You have to be joking? Laura Lexx

Laura Lexx interview.

Short Com, 29th June 2018

Trying for a baby gave me a nervous breakdown

Trying to conceive can be a stressful time for many women. This heartache is something comedian Laura Lexx, 31, knows all too well. "My husband and I started trying and within a couple of months I was on antidepressants and in therapy for generalised anxiety disorder.

The Daily Express, 28th June 2018

Laura Lexx talks babies and breakdowns

Comedian Laura Lexx decided to take a year off comedy to try to have a baby. Instead she had a breakdown. The trying-for-a-baby bit was part of it.

Ellen Scott, Metro, 25th June 2018

Laura Lexx: the Edinburgh interviews 2018

Laura Lexx interview.

Becca Moody, Moody Comedy, 24th June 2018

Edinburgh preview: Laura Lexx

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

Theatre Weekly, 23rd June 2018

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.

Broadway World, 16th June 2018

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