Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

Comedy (stand-up, solo show)

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  • Gilded Balloon Teviot - Turret
  • 17:15
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Andrew Roach Talent
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

This show has performances in multiple locations


Star of Live at the Apollo, Laura Lexx is a 'bouncy, bubbly stand up star' (Telegraph) shining a hilarious light on how hard it is to be a good person these days. Can you change the world without offending anyone? Her sell-out 2018 show Trying was 'a masterpiece' ***** ( and earned her a prestigious Comedian's Choice Award. Now, Lexx takes on society's big issues... but come for jokes, not answers. It's sure to be 'stomach-achingly funny' **** ( and 'another skilfully-constructed hour from an underrated performer' **** (Fest). Early booking recommended.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Access is via the lift or stairs up from the Main Entrance. Then level access into the performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

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  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Paul 117 days ago

Engaging stand-up exploring current issues, Laura has an energetic flow of consciousness and attacks subjects without fear or favour. A really funny woman with lots of asides, jokes, puns and back-references. Remarkable fluency considering the speed of delivery of her entertaining rants. The pressure and quality never dimmed and she took the crowd with her. Her final extended burst about games in primary school was one of the funniest sequences I’ve ever seen from a stand-up comedian. My 20 year-old daughter’s favourite Fringe show (out of more than 20) was Laura. Full small venue but deserves a larger audience.

Jill Belch 118 days ago

Brilliant. Funny. Makes you think amongst all the laughs. This comedian is an absolute ‘must’ for high quality comedy seekers at the Fringe. Strongly recommend.

C Cowe 118 days ago

Funny comedian, show felt a tad too long but that may have been the venue that was hotter than the bowels of hell. Well worth a viewing

Nicola 126 days ago

Fantastic show - Trying was my favourite show last year, and Knee Jerk didn't disappoint. Laura is one of my absolute favourite comedians, highly recommend getting tickets of you can (extra dates!)

Ruth Appleby 127 days ago

Brilliant. Witty. Poignant. Seriously, Laura Lexx embodies what all the best comedy is about - helping people to process pain and confusion through laughter. You won't leave this performance unchallenged, but you'll thank her for it.

Steve Shooter 128 days ago

One of the sharpest, funniest hours at this year's Festival. Laura is a whirlwind of energy, opinions, and jokes. She belies her diminutive physical appearance to deliver huge laughs, both my wife and I loved this show!

Lorraine Terry 131 days ago

Love Laura Lexx. I think i’ve seen all her hour shows and she just gets better and better. I’m sure next year she’ll make the move from the Turret to a big room so catch her now. Come on awards panels what are you waiting for?

John Pendal 133 days ago

Thoroughly recommend this show. Laura is upbeat, honest and very very funny about topics that other people are getting very worked up about. It's a really warm show with lots of insightful messages. Laughed so much & I loved it, will be going back again.

Pauline Eyre 135 days ago

Why on earth is Laura Lexx in a tiny turret room? She should be in a huge theatre, commanding massive audiences, surely. I loved her show last year and couldn't wait to see her again. I was not disappointed.
From climate change to, ahem, Ipswich Town Football Club, to camel racing to toilets to netball, this was a wonderful hour. She has you laughing and thinking and wanting to be a better person, but is never smug or patronising about it. She's charming company and proper, laugh out loud funny.

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ScotsGay (4/5 stars) 114 days ago

Laura Lexx bounces on to the stage at Gilded Balloon, performing her second show of the day. She warns the audience beforehand that she’s performed the exact same show about an hour ago, and to stop her if she starts talking nonsense. Luckily, she delivers this extra show with just...

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One4Review (5/5 stars) 114 days ago

It can’t be very often that I have come out from what is a 5 star show with a tinge of disappointment. But I did with this show. Not for the comedian or the content which were first class, but … Read More...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 115 days ago

As a beneficiary of therapy, Laura Lexx tries to rise above the slanging match of social media-enraged public discourse, to dig into the root causes of all the current polarisation and unpleasantness. ...

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Fest (4/5 stars) 121 days ago

Laura Lexx should be in a bigger room than this. She’s been around for a while – she was part of The Pleasance’s productive AAA Late line-up back in 2013 – but, after a successful festival last year with an hour of sweetly sad standup about her inability to conceive,...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (5/5 stars) 124 days ago

The world is a scary place. What with messy international politics, global warming at its peak, technology at the brink of taking over and sexism and nationalism still at large, it's a wonder we can laugh at all. Yet, award-winning star of Live at the Apollo...

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 128 days ago

Fringe favourite and star of Live at the Apollo Laura Lexx is no stranger to covering heavier topics in her comedy. Last year’s hour, Trying told of the comedian’s heart-breaking journey through trying and failing to conceive. With Knee Jerk, Lexx tackles eco anxiety, radical feminism and misogyny with a deceptively...

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 130 days ago

Not one to shy away from a big topic, this year Laura Lexx is taking on the future of humanity in Knee Jerk. More specifically, her eco anxiety and why everyone else isn't as concerned as she is about the fact the planet is dying. It takes real skill to...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 131 days ago

Laura Lexx is back with twice the energy and three times the sparkle, courting controversy with her own brand of comicality. I enjoyed Lexx’s show last year, and this year didn’t disappoint. Personal growth is evident in this full-on introspective which is an instruction manual on how to deal with...

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Chortle (3.5/5 stars) 132 days ago

In last year’s well-received show, Laura Lexx opened her heart about the deeply personal mental health problems she encountered trying to conceive a baby, shining light on a dark issue with a delightful effervescence that engaged audiences. ...

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The List (4/5 stars) 133 days ago

Tackling the big issues head on...

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