Elf Lyons is an award winning comedian, actor and writer. She is known for her distinctive and unique voice and mixes stand-up, clowning, drag and astute social commentary to create surreal comedy spectacles on stage.
Elf is also a well-respected writer having written articles for The Times, The Independent, Londonist, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Refinery29, The Telegraph amongst others.
In July 2017 Elf was on the cover of the Observer Magazine for her article ‘In Praise of Polyamory’. She has a BA from Bristol in Drama, an MA from Queen Mary in Theatre & Performance, has studied at the renowned theatre school L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris. She is also a graduate of the Duckie Homosexualist Summer School at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and a member of Soho Young Company’s Drag and Cabaret course
In October 2018, Elf performed at the Nuffield Southampton Theatre in the title role of the NST Laboratory Associates' highly acclaimed production of Medusa.
She is currently on her first UK tour with her show, Love Songs To Guinea Pigs.
TV appearances includes The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC), Unexpected Fluids (Radio 1), Evil Genius (BBC Sounds), BBC World Service Stand Up Show – London (BBC World Service), and she wrote and starred in her own BBC Three short
"Lyons is doing as she likes, making the kind of shows she wants to make, finding new ways of expressing her comic voice and creating images, language and ideas on stage which are all absolutely her own.”
Beyond the Joke
"This is comedy as enchantment, a show so beguiling that you don’t just love it, you somehow fall in love with it.”
“The most wonderful stand-up comedian I have seen this year.”