“Zoe Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd”The Guardian
Host of BBC2’s Lightning and Live at the Apollo, and guest co-host of Sunday Morning Live (BBC1) and The Frank Skinner radio show (Absolute Radio). A regular on Have I Got News for You (BBC1), QI (BBC2), and Mock the Week (BBC2).
TV also includes; Celebrity SAS Who Dares Wins (C4) 2023, a special on Alopecia for Women’s Health (C5) and a feature on The One Show (BBC1), Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2), Stand Up and Deliver (C4), House of Games (BBC2), Funny Festival Live (BBC2), Guessable (Comedy Central), The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC2), Hypothetical (Dave), Between the Covers (BBC2), Celebrity Eggheads (BBC2), University Challenge The Graduates (BBC2), The Blame Game (BBC1 NI), The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC), Dave Gorman’s Terms and Conditions Apply (Dave), Pointless Celebrities (BBC1), The One Show (BBC1), Room 101 (BBC2) Alan Davies As Yet Untitled (Dave) and the winner of Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1).
Zoe is an immediately recognisable voice on Radio 4. A regular on The News Quiz, Just a Minute, The Unbelievable Truth and The Now Show, plus her own four part series Passport Paddy. Radio also includes Breaking the News, The Good the Bad and the Unexpected, Fred MacAulay at The Stand, The Frank Skinner Show and The Jason Manford Show. Podcasts include Walking the Dog, An Hour or So with Sue Perkins, James Acaster Stay Home Special Series and The Guilty Feminist.
Branded content / partnerships include Who Gives a Crap for The Guardian, Sky 1 and TUI’s mockumentary Sun, Sea & Spats, as well as working extensively for Dell, Perspective Publishing, hosting the So You Think You’re Funny Awards for the Gilded Balloon and the final of the Funny Women competition.
Zoe is a regular at the Edinburgh Festival with shows such as, Entry Level Human, Mustard Cutter and Little Miss Misfit, all of which have toured the UK and been praised by critics and audiences alike. She has also performed at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Latitude, Kilkenny and Pride Festivals. She also hosts her own award winning monthly comedy night in Brighton – Bent Double.
Zoe is an award winning stand-up, winner of Dave’s Joke of the Fringe, Comedian’s Comedian of the Year, and The Funny Women Award, as well as being nominated for the Edinburgh Best Newcomer Comedy Award.
Zoe is a trained actor, who performed the lead part in the play An Act of God at the Vaults in London in 2019. Theatre also includes Outings at the Gilded Balloon, Hedda Gabler at the Workhouse Theatre and Shut Up I’m Your Mother at the Gilded Balloon.
Zoe’s hobbies include diving, ultra-marathons, paddle-boarding and her chosen specialist subjects on Celebrity Mastermind were Quentin Crisp and Jacques Cousteau. On her socials she talks about a variety of topics including her alopecia, wild swimming and her trusted companion Groucho Barks the Jack Terrier.
Photo Credit: Jenny Smith
“Zoe Lyons really cuts the mustard”The Scotsman
“Confident and razor sharp”Observer Magazine
“Quick fire observational gags delivered with utter conviction and unfailing professionalism”Chortle
- "I can say it was a pleasure to meet Zoe and have her host our awards. She was engaging, prepped her material well and the jokes landed well. She was timely and was very happy to go through the whole script to make sure she knew how to pronounce everything. This is rare to see and really great when the host shows interest and wants to do everything they can to deliver."Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2023
- "lovely disposition, and a cracking routine. She has time for everyone, which is a separate talent. Its not an easy gig when everyone is so excited and engrossed in chat, but it didn’t ruffle Zoe's feathers one bit... Please pass on our gratitude!" People In Retail
- "The show went really well and Zoe was absolutely brilliant, a great hit like previous years! There were a few awkward moments due to a technical error but Zoe handled them amazingly as expected." Dreamland event 2023
- Zoe was absolutely lovely to work with and we’ve had some great feedback from those who attended. Claims Excellence Awards 2023
- Zoe was amazing! The event was fantastic we couldn’t be happier! Jersey TechAwards 2023
- All went very well, so smoothly, we’re really pleased! Zoe was excellent and had a colleague of mine in tears!! Thanks for all your help and please pass on my thanks to Zoe.edie Awards 2023
- Zoe was great as always - really played with the audience and crafted her set on the automotive industry. They were a tough crowd but were very much won over.What Car? Awards 2023
- Zoe was, unsurprisingly, magnificent! Just brilliantly funny and kept it all running along smoothly. I would be very happy to book her again for an event.Shard Financial Media Event 2022
- We had a wonderful day on Friday with Zoe Lyons. Zoe was fabulous, entertaining a brilliant host! All went so well and everyone had a fantastic time, please pass on our huge thanks to Zoe for making it such a great day.Catering Awards 2022
- Can you please pass on my thanks to Zoe. At the awards on the 8th she was off the scale amazing. Everyone at the Circle loves what she brings to the event and she managed to keep her humour and professionalism through some very difficult circumstances.Creative Circle 2022
- "Zoe was great! She is so lovely and was an absolute pleasure to work with on the day. It was a very tough crowd but she did a great job!!"NW Rainmaker Awards 2022
- “Zoe hosted an awards ceremony for sustainable businesses and green businesses in May 2022” Incisive Media Events
- "Zoe she was a pleasure to work with, made it all incredibly easy and landed everything we needed to brilliantly – really hitting the key points but in a very genuine and personal way….delighted we got to work with her, it couldn’t have gone better”BT Wellness Campaign
- I'm just letting you know Zoe was wonderful last Friday and is a pleasure to work with.Chris, Brilliant Marketing Solutions
- Zoe appeared on our International Women’s Day event this year for Legacy of Windrush Descendants and Samsons Academy Charity and totally blew everyone away with her candour and openness. Zoe's contribution was brilliant last night. She has a lot of fans here. Loved what she had to say. Total inspiration! On behalf of all the charities and community groups involved, please pass on my sincere gratitude. Dorian & Pauline, Samson's Academy
- Zoe was an amazing addition to the evening and it made for a very memorable occasion. It’s such a tricky medium, but she was incredibly patient, professional and of course hilarious. Please send on my very best and thank Zoe for making it such a special occasion.Anita McCabe Private Virtual Event
- I just wanted to message to say a huge thank you for securing us Zoe Lyons last night, she was honestly such a pleasure to work with and absolutely hilarious. We were crying with laughter – as were the rest of the team and everyone else I have spoken to about her. She really was a perfect host for us and a genuinely lovely person. I don’t have her number or email address so please could you pass on our massive appreciation and thanks. Marketing Society Brave Awards 2019
- Zoe went down a storm – everyone absolutely loved her! She really took the brief on board & tailored her show around that and the room loved it. Super!Civica
- Zoe was great last week, so easy to work with and accommodating and she even got there early which is a rarity! Samantha Rika, Sternberg Clarke
- Zoe is a fantastic compere and comic: flexible, professional, punctual, with an acute understanding of the clients needs and, of course, incredibly funny. Her comedy has a wide-ranging appeal for all types of events and people - we highly recommend her! Rachel Porter, Event Manager
- Zoe was a fantastic and personable host. She really gauged the audience and interacted with the subjects which matter to them, as well as maintaining their concentration which is never easy during an awards ceremony. Zoe was a pleasure to work with, engaging with all our staff and production crew on a personable level. I would highly recommend Zoe, and we will look to book her again in the future.Callum Stott, PPA
- The comedy night with Zoe was the highlight of our Wellbeing Week. She was fantastic, funny and engaged with audience. We have had excellent feedback from attendees, and we would recommend her in a heartbeat!Franzke, Dorota, Hogan Lovell
- Just wanted to say that Zoe was an absolute hit, the night was a roaring success and the feedback has been amazing. They are both super lovely people too, as well as being utterly hilarious.Mayer Brown Jane Heard
- Zoe was absolutely sensational, hilariously funny and so entertaining – she had our delegates in stitches of laughter! The British Association of Removers
- Just a quick note, spoke to my client who Zoe hosted for on Tuesday. They were absolutely blown away by her and the internal feedback has been incredible! Please do pass on to Zoe and our thanks to her, she is such a star. VMWare
- Lovely to see you last night as always and I agree with everything Sarah said – Zoe was brilliant just the right amount of Comedy to start the evening and a great pace through the awards – a true professional.Marketing Society Brave Awards 2019
- Zoe was brilliant, everyone loved her. The night was very smooth and she was a big part of that. A true pro.Marketing Society Brave Awards 2019
- Zoe was great – extremely funny and really easy to work with. The Retail Systems Awards
- Zoe was fantastic, really funny, the feedback has been exceptionally positive.Oberlanders Architects LLP
- Zoe connected with the audience and delivered a very entertaining set which was the perfect conclusion to our event David Shirley Irish Funds UK
- A quick email to thank Zoe for Saturday evening. She did a great job both in presenting the awards and with her routine. I loved the fact she did her routine on the dance floor and the audience seemed to appreciate it too. Given the feedback I received from attendees I thinks she's won a lot of new fans and I will certainly look out for her when she next tours. Julie Glover The Recruit Venture Group Ltd