Elf Lyons at The Glee Cardiff

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Elf Lyons is an award-winning comedian, theatre maker, comedy writer and voice artist. She is also a secondary school Drama Teacher. Because you can never be too busy and Elf loves being heckled by both teenagers and Stag-dos from Hull.

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

Since 2017 Elf has been nominated for Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality, Fringe World Perth’s Best Comedy Show and in 2018 Elf won Pick of the Fringe at the Adelaide Fringe, Australia.  

Elf is a series regular on The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2 – series 2 & 3), The Breakfast Show and Culture Hour (Times Radio), The Colin Murray Show (BBC Radio 5) and The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC). She is a three-time cover star of The Sunday Times Culture.

Her TV and radio credits also include Comedians Against Living Miserably (Dave), Unexpected Fluids (Radio 1), Evil Genius (BBC Sounds), and BBC World Service’s Stand Up Show – London (BBC World Service). She wrote and starred in her own BBC Three short Top Ten Things I Have Brought Whilst Drunk.

Alongside performing on stage and shouting at people, Elf is a well-respected writer. She has written articles for The Times, The Independent, Londonist, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Refinery29, The Telegraph amongst others. Elf was also featured on the cover of the Observer Magazine for her article ‘In Praise of Polyamory’.

"Expert clowning that’s by turns charming, silly, touching and catastrophic"

The Times

“Elf Lyons’s quirky shows are undefinable which is always a good thing. They break the boundaries that put theatre, comedy and performance art in distinct boxes.”