With over 12 years experience on the live comedy circuit doing shows across Europe including The Gielgud Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The British Museum, Mirth Control, Jongleurs, The Stand, Kill for A Seat as well performing warm up sets for Stewart Lee, Sarah Millican, Omid Djalili and Alan Davis; Iszi is a safe pair of hands when it comes to entertaining any audience.
"From hosting events at rugby clubs to debating Barry Cryer at the Oxford Union; performing is a passion and I know I bring a unique voice to every comedy night I perform at."
Iszi has hosted awards ceremonies, chaired panels, given tailored guided tours, written shows for venues, done after dinner speaking and even taken part in public debates. Whatever your event, Iszi has the experience to both help the night flow and to make everyone laugh.
Tour Support for Sean Hughes, Arthur Smith and Boothby Graffoe. Warm up support for Alan Davis, Omid Djalili, Stewart Lee, Greg Davis, Paul Sinha plus many more.
Iszi has chaired live panel discussions for The British Science Festival, Bath Children's Literature Festival, The Women's ShoutOut Podcast festival, plus has given awards for QEDcon as well as appearing on many live panel events including We Are Amused at The British Library and Behind the Scenes at The British Museum.
Iszi has appeared at countless festivals including, Headlining at Shambhala, Volksfest, Belladrum, Truck, Ashton court, Meadowfields, Wychwood, Woodstock as well as the the Brighton, Camden, Leicester and Edinburgh fringe plus Oxfringe, Leicester Comedy Festival, Reading Comedy Festival, Shepherds Bush Comedy Festival and Jersey Comedy Festival.
'Absolutely brilliant.' Nottingham Live
‘delicious, meticulous and elegant.’
Louder Than War *****
‘equal measures silly and provocative.’
‘a deeply affable and engaging stage presence.’
‘energetic, endearing, thoughtful and highly recommended, particularly for those on the lookout for exciting new talent.’
‘Covers refreshing new ground or presents a fresh slant on stand-up staples.’
‘she could never blend into a crowd, but then given the show she is delivering this year she definitely deserves to stand out anyway.’
one 4 review ****
‘ferociously intelligent with a sharp turn of phrase.’
‘a comedian who is clearly going places.’
‘packed with wit and insight.’
The Skinny ****
The List ****
‘she’s as adept with an anecdote as she is with a one-liner, and her trips down comedy asides are on-the-spot funny.’
“Her performance invites comparisons to both Josie Long and Stewart Lee whilst being less of an acquired taste than either. One more square kick in the bollocks to the ‘women aren’t funny’ brigade, Lawrence is well worth your time.”
“More worth watching than all the tried and trite performances peddled out by the McIntyre’s, Bishops and Kays that so regularly make garish our television screens, put together.”
“Iszi Lawrence finds herself in bracket alongside Josie Long and Sarah Millican”
“A joy to watch.”
Somerset County Gazette
“She’s good… really good.”
‘Still acts like the girl who didn’t fit in at school to great comic effect – Comedy Pick’
‘She is hilarious.’
‘Manages to be both intelligent and silly – a winning combination’
‘A lot of charm and a lot of talent v.impressed’