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Elf & Duffy: What if everyone at Edinburgh Fringe mimed and gestured?

Elf and Duffy are bringing their show Heist to the Fringe. A physical show with Visual Vernacular, the show is conducted in British Sign Language and some very violent live sound foley. Duffy signs, Elf doesn't. Elf speaks, Duffy doesn't. In this piece, Duffy imagines what the Fringe would be like if everyone mimed.

LMAOnaise, 24th July 2023

Edinburgh Fringe 10x10: Ten disability themed shows

With stairs absolutely everywhere, Edinburgh is not the most accessible of cities for a major arts festival. Nonetheless, here are ten comedy shows offering new and personal perspectives on disability.

Chortle, 21st July 2023

Elf Lyons & Duffy interview

"Duffy and I met over twitter during lockdown when I was trying to learn British Sign Language over zoom."

Claire Smith, Edinburgh Festivals, 14th July 2023

Elf Lyons: Kink - and where to find it in London

Elf Lyons, star of sex comedy The Misandrist, tells us why kink is the most normal thing in the world - and where to find it in London. Many of the links in this article are NSFW. Obvs.

Elf Lyons, Londonist, 26th May 2023

Elf Lyons to star in new play about sexual behaviour and loneliness

Elf Lyons is one of the stars of The Misandrist, a new play by Lisa Carroll.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 12th April 2023

BBC launches online channel Funny Parts

BBC Studios has launched Funny Parts, a digital platform to showcase classic clips and new content.

British Comedy Guide, 1st December 2022

Elf Lyons: Raven review

Mundane is not a word that could be used to describe Elf Lyons' Raven. Disturbing, certainly. Unhinged? But of course, but in an overly impish and gleeful way as Lyons leads us like Pennywise through her Stephen King inspired show.

Katerina Partolina Schwartz, Broadway Baby, 3rd November 2022

Elf Lyons: Raven review - fierce and funny fright-night

Lyons raises her personal demons so she can publicly refuse to play by their rules in this complex comedy-horror crossover.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 2nd November 2022

Review: Elf Lyons: The Raven

This darkly funny piece is a great accompaniment to the Halloween season, a perfect blend of comedy and horror. As Lyons says herself, "If you don't like the comedy you'll love the horror and if you don't like the horror you'll love the comedy".

Simon Topping, The Reviews Hub, 12th October 2022

Comedians' Choice Awards 2022 results

Rob Copland, Jordan Gray and Martin Willis are the winners of the Comedians' Choice Awards 2022, the Edinburgh Fringe-based awards which are determined by performers.

British Comedy Guide, 28th August 2022

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