Elf Lyons

Comedian Profile

Elf Lyons is an award-winning comedian, writer and theatre practitioner. 

In the last few years Elf has gained a reputation as one of the most innovative performers on the UK comedy circuit.

She has been featured in VOGUE as one of the ‘Top Names of Now’, been the cover star of The Observer and The Sunday Times Culture Magazine and has written for many worldwide publications on subjects as diverse as polyamory and economics.

You can listen to Elf on BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio Worldwide, BBC Radio 4 among many others and her sketches can been seen on BBC Three.

In 2017 her solo show SWAN at the Edinburgh Fringe was nominated for the Best Show Award and the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality. In 2018 it was shortlisted for Fringe World’s Best Comedy Show and was awarded Pick of the Fringe at the Adelaide Fringe.

In August 2018 her solo show ChiffChaff had a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe with an array of five star reviews.

In October 2018 Elf created Medusa with the NST Laboratory Associates at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton. With three sell out shows and an array of 5 star reviews, it will be touring throughout the UK in late 2019 and 2020.

In February 2019, Elf sold out her three night run of her debut comedy play Love Songs to Guinea Pigs at the Network Theatre as part of Vault Festival.