What is Funny? – Lex Vaughn

I regularly seek the attention of others who i can make laugh; familiar and stranger alike. However, living in Toronto can be hard on a comic’s constitution. The Toronto people: They no like spontaneous funny. They no like to make sounds of happiness. Sometimes I feel as if i have to have a long, serious talk with myself about how hard i have to shake these fuckers for a laugh. This is what that looks like.



Lex Vaughn is a multi-disciplinarian artist and ex-pat based in Toronto. For three years, she toured over 500 shows with The Second City, and has tooled her low brow humor in countless venues throughout the city, for some money and no money. In addition, Lex is an character-based installation artist, mounting Peanut Brittle and WEZY, at Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, and has been invited for a residency with the same character at the AKA Gallery in Saskatoon (2009/10). She was part of the calendar project JD’s Lesbian Utopia, in 2005, that culminated in a show at Deitch Gallery in NYC. As a drummer, Lex has performed, recorded, and toured extensively with musical groups such as Sir Clement, Hank, The Hidden Cameras, Lesbians on Ecstasy, Final Fantasy, and Two Pack Fer Sure. Lex also won Best Short at the 2002 Inside Out Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Film, choreographed a dance piece for the prestigious Toronto Dance in May 2007, and played Pee-wee Herman in the Pee-wee Herman Picture Show in ’08. Currently she is obsessing over her ventriloquist act, “Graham and Diane” that has been offending hundreds, if not several hundreds.

Comments from old site:

Submitted by Beever (not verified) on Fri, 05/22/2009 – 19:20.

I’d laugh at a pratfall. And farts.
I kind of expected a fart at the end of the video, but I think your humour may be too sophisticated for that.
(Does that make you laugh, Lex?)

Submitted by DeAnne (not verified) on Fri, 05/01/2009 – 06:13.

“I’m just gonna stand on the stage and twitch my face.” Brilliant! 🙂