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Lucy Porter

From the moment she bursts on, with her infectious smile and ridiculously cheery outlook, she has the audience eating out of her hand, feeling as if they’ve just been hit with the innocence of a doey-eyed deer.” – Metro

Since 2001, Lucy has been a huge hit with comedy audiences up and down the country with her distinctive, bouncy, feel-good comedy – she is currently on her third sell-out nationwide UK tour. She has continued to travel internationally with her stand-up – taking in the far East (including shows in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Macau and Manila), Switzerland and Paris.

She was also invited to Miami to take part in NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing‘ and has performed in the States for NBC and HBO at their Las Vegas Comedy Festival. She’s also regularly invited to festivals closer to home including Manchester, Glasgow and the prestigious Kilkenny festival, as well as other mud-soaked scrums such as Latitude.

Lucy is a regular face and voice on TV and radio panel shows. Most recently you may have seen her emerge victorious from a well-fought battle for the title of Celebrity Mastermind Champion in a special edition of the show for Children in Need. Lucy fended off stiff competition from Mark Watson and Dave Spikey and broke records by achieving the highest ever celebrity score. She has also appeared on two series of ‘Mock the Week‘, two series of ‘Argumental‘ for the Dave Channel, ‘Have I got News for You‘, ‘Clive Anderson’s Chat Room‘, ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks‘ and ‘What the Dickens?‘ On Radio 4, she is team captain on the popular ‘Act Your Age’, where she gets to work alongside such showbiz luminaries as Roy Walker and Barry Cryer, she can also be heard on ‘The Personality Test‘ and ‘The Unbelievable Truth‘.

Lucy has also turned her hand to acting, she recently played the leading role in Guy Jenkin’s (Outnumbered and Drop the Dead Donkey) new sitcom pilot ‘Fried Brain Sandwich’. She also stars in three 5 minute vignettes entitled Lucy Loves You, a series of mini sitcom episodes about her bizarre home life. The show features puppets, live bands, and Lucy having intimate relations with a bear and are available to watch on YouTube. The episode called “Sex” has had a unsurprising 117,000+ hits already. Lucy has also played Nurse Flinn, in the critically acclaimed, box-office record breaking run of ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest‘ in Edinburgh and London’s West End, alongside Christian Slater. She also acted in BBC 2′s ‘Broken News‘.

She remains amongst the most sought-after comedy writers in Britain and was one of the lead writers on ITV1′s prime-time Sunday night satirical animation series ‘Headcases’. She’s been responsible for turning Dames Helen Mirren and Judi Dench into mouthy Croydon girls, Robert Mugabe into a West Country farmer, and Angelina Jolie into an evil sweatshop gangmaster. This year Lucy has also moved into the world of film and she (along with Green Wing writers Fay Rusling and Oriane Messina) has a feature script (working title Queen of Comedy) on the development slate at leading Brit film company Warp X.


“… Her bubblegum comedy comes wrapped in a sharp and savvy wit with a dollop of smut on the side … female comedians are lucky to have a role model like Porter.” - METRO

The cheeriest show in town … a laugh-a-minute session” – The Telegraph

Charmingly twisted, articulate and witty” – The Sunday Times

Measured and winning … You will be smiling constantly, laughing regularly and will leave happy” – The Independent

The pick of the crop of emerging female comics … Lucy has the elfin charm and killer delivery of a young Felicity Kendal” – The Herald

A freshness of outlook, and a liveliness of intelligence that quite eclipses the majority of male counterparts.” – The Daily Telegraph

Petite, fresh-faced, barefoot and jolly, Porter’s inspired silliness puts a smile on everyone’s face” – The Guardian

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