| Zoe Ann Lyons|
Jo Brand, Andi Osho
University of York
| 2004 – present|
| 3 October 1971 (age 44)
Haverfordwest, Wales (1971-10-03) |
Stand-up comedy, Radio, Television
Milton Jones, Matt Forde, Dara O Briain, Andi Osho, Kerry Godliman
Mock the Week, Survivor
Jo Brand, Andi Osho
Zoe Lyons Wikipedia
Zoe Ann Lyons (born 3 October 1971) is a British comedian.
Lyons graduated from the University of York in 1992 with a degree in psychology.
She appeared on the reality television show Survivor in 2001 in its first series and was the 11th of the 14 contestants to be voted out of the competition. She was voted out after two members of her Ular tribe alliance (Richard and Jackie) aligned with the eventual winner, Charlotte to vote against her. She was voted out in a tie-breaker, where past votes from previous episodes come in to play.
In 2004 Lyons won the Funny Women Awards. Since then, she has toured the UK stand-up circuit, as well as playing regular gigs in London and Brighton. In 2007, her debut solo show, "Fight or Flight", was nominated for the best newcomer award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2008, her second solo show, "Mangled Mantra of the Messed up Modern Mind", featured a joke which was awarded digital television channel Dave's Joke of the Fringe.
Lyons featured in The Independent's tenth annual "Pink List" for 2009, detailing the 101 most influential lesbian and gay people in Britain. Lyons was placed at number 81.
In 2011 as part of her second international tour, Lyons was invited to perform "Clownbusting" at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in Australia. Reviews were favourable, with a critic from Australian Stage reporting: "I have renewed faith in stand-up comedy after seeing UK comedian Zoe Lyons. "Clownbusting" is a magnificently written and delivered show which holds from start to finish".
Lyons' television credits include appearances on Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, The Paul O'Grady Show, The Wright Stuff (as a regular guest panelist), Room 101 and Dave's One Night Stand.
Radio appearances have included Clive Anderson's Chat Room (BBC Radio 2), PMQ with Andy Parsons (BBC Radio 4), 4 Stands Up (BBC Radio 4), The Jon Richardson Show (BBC 6 Music) and The Christian O'Connell Solution (BBC Radio 5 Live) "Jo Caulfield Won't Shut Up" (BBC Radio 4) 2009
Lyons was born in Haverfordwest in Wales but her family soon moved to Ireland, where she attended a Catholic primary school in Dunmore East. They later lived in Surrey and Glasgow. Lyons's first job was in a jam factory in Glasgow.
Lyons, who is gay, lives in Brighton with her wife.Winner, London Awards for Art and Performance: Comedy, 2011
Nominated, Dave's Joke of the Fringe, 2009
Winner, Dave's Joke of the Fringe, 2008
Nominated, Best Newcomer, if.comedy Awards, 2007
Winner, Funny Women Awards, 2004
Finalist, ‘So You Think You’re Funny’, 2004