Zoe Lyons (UK) took her first steps down the comedy path in 2003 after training as an actress at the Poor School in London. She went on to win the Funny Women Competition in 2004 and her debut Edinburgh show was nominated for the Newcomer Award. In 2008 she won the Dave, Funniest Joke of The Fringe Award with a joke of her second solo show 'Mangled Mantra of the Messed Up Modern Mind'. Zoe featured in The Independent's tenth annual 'Pink List' for 2009, detailing the 101 most influential lesbian and gay people in the UK. Zoe ended at number 81. In 2011, Zoe performed 'Clownbusting' at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in Australia during her second international tour which got very good reviews.