Laura Lexx at the 2009 Chortle Student Comedy Awards final

Note: This review is from 2009

Review by Steve Bennett

Somerset girl Laura Lexx is a next-generation Lucy Porter; she’s small, sweet-natured – and even performs in bare feet. She tells us she’s now a plumber, which no one believes but she neither convinces us is true nor plays for great laughs. Then she bitches ineffectually about the students who used to call the university clearing hotline where she used to work because they never got the grades they needed.

In routines like this, this rookie certainly needs a sharper kick, but her material about her non-existent sex life, which could be irritating coming from such an attractive woman, is given extra sympathy because of her disarmingly frank admission about one of the reasons: her irritable bowel syndrome. It’s a brave subject that gets the laughs, but some of her other sections need a sharper focus.

Review date: 6 Sep 2009
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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