Artist Profile

Lucy Porter

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AWARDS

2006 Radio Forth Awards – Best Comedian Award 
2004 Fringe Report Award – Best Stand Up 
2004 BAFTA Award (nominated) – for writing 
2003 Chortle Awards (nominated) – Breakthrough Award
2003 Royal Television Society Award (nominated) – for writing 
2004 New York Television Society Award – for writing 
2003 Hairline Awards – Hairline Highlight Award


Lucy is taking her show Choose Your Battles to the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 17:30 at Pleasance Courtyard 2nd-27th August (2nd-4th previews, not 16th or 23rd).


Lucy Porter has been a huge hit with comedy audiences up and down the country for over ten years with her distinctive, bouncy, feel-good comedy. She has continued to travel internationally with her stand-up - taking in the Far East & including shows in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Macau, 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. 


As a writer and performer, Lucy has contributed to panel and sketch shows on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4. She authored a documentary celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Mills and Boon, in which she talked to authors, addicts and Mills and Boon rejects, such as Bridget Jones author Helen Fielding. 

Lucy has also turned her hand to acting, she played the leading role in Guy Jenkin's (Outnumbered and Drop the Dead Donkey) sitcom pilot Fried Brain Sandwich. She also starred in three 5 minute vignettes entitled Lucy Loves You, a series of mini sitcom episodes about her bizarre home life.

She won the title of Celebrity Mastermind Champion 2009, 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 Mock the Week, Argumental, and Have I got News for You. Lucy has also been a guest on Clive Anderson's Chat Room, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and What the Dickens?  Lucy has added much to the store of human knowledge by appearing on 100 Best things, and offered herself up for humiliation on Rob Brydon's BBC show Anually Retentive. A self-confessed pub quiz addict, in June 2007 Lucy came second only to Rob Deering in the comedy special of The Weakest Link

Lucy is a regular face and voice on TV and radio panel shows. You may have also seen her alongside Ed Byrne providing pointless answer after pointless answer on a Celeb special of BBC One's Pointless, or on BBC's QI, or heard on Life: An Idiot's Guide, Heresy, The Personality Test, The News Quiz, Dilemma and The Unbelievable Truth. Lucy is also a regular guest on BBC 6 Music on The Radcliffe & Maconie Show

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. 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

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. Lucy has also written for Johnny Vaughan, Adam and Joe, Griff Rhys Jones and even Jimmy Tarbuck. She has interviewed porn legend Ben Dover and flexed her TV Pop-Quiz muscles with Noddy Holder. Lucy has also developed a drama series (working title Good Girls) for BBC One


Lucy 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 Two's Broken News



PRESS

CONSEQUENCES, EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2016

It’s impossible not to be won over.” The Reviews Hub 

"A must see.” Comedy Corner ★★★★★

“She takes us through a series of hysterically unexpected twist and turns – and we're happy to follow.” Fest ★★★★

Heartfelt material.” The Skinny ★★★★

The show is a thoroughly good way to spend a teatime hour and with tickets selling out daily it would be wise to book early.” One4Review ★★★★

This is a well-crafted show which gifts us plenty of callbacks and pleasingly wraps them up at the end. An infectiously cheerful hour from a natural performer, there’s nothing to shock in Consequences, but that’s the charm of it. It certainly makes you want to have a natter with Lucy Porter over a cuppa: the perfect teatime treat.” Broadway Baby ★★★★

Lucy Porter is exactly what every stand-up comedian at the Fringe should be like… An incredible breath of fresh air.” EdFest ★★★★


OTHER PRESS

"Porter jokes that reviewers always call her "deceptively clever," but there's nothing deceptive here. This is a witty, thoughtful show delivered with winning ease and bucket loads of charm."  Fest ★★★★ 

"You emerge from this elegantly constructed show feeling appropriately and entirely in love with life." The Daily Telegraph

"She is like your witty friend who’s always brilliant company down the pub. Many stand-ups would give their non-drinking arms to be able to transfer that kind of sparkling bar room bonhomie to the stage and Porter does it effortlessly." The Scotsman

“Refreshingly breezy. Someone who finds sweetness even in a man that stole her credit card. Porter is a kitten with enduring appeal.” Metro 

“Hilarious.” Edinburgh Evening News  

“Porter is one of the most talented comics on the circuit. Brilliantly crafted jokes. This is get happy comedy at its very best.” Time Out 

“Utterly charming Porter is a frighteningly gifted comic who sees jokes in the most unusual places.” The Sunday Times Scotland


TV & RADIO

Have I Got News for You, BBC One 
The Personality Test, BBC Radio 4 
Clive Anderson's Chat Room, BBC Radio 2 
Broken News, BBC
The Powder Room, BBC Radio 2 
Parsons and Naylor, BBC 
Comedy Cuts, ITV2 
The Blame Game, BBC One 
Edinburgh and Beyond, Avalon 
The New Armando Iannucci Show, Pozzitive Productions for BBC Radio 4
Absolute Power, BBC Two 
Richard & Judy, Cactus for Channel 4 
The History Of Advertising, Channel 5
100 Greatest TV Moments Ever!, Channel 4 
Live Floor Show, BBC Two 
Brain Candy, Baby Cow Productions for BBC Three 
The Sandi Toksvig Show, LBC Radio 
The Matthew Wright Show, LBC Radio 
Live Floor Show, BBC Scotland 
The Comedy Store, Open Mike for Paramount 
24 Hours in Edinburgh, BBC Scotland 
Shoot the Messenger, Open Mike for Paramount 
100 Great Sporting Moments, Channel 4 
I Love the 80's, BBC Two 
Please Sir!, Channel 5 
The Treatment, Radio 5 
Bedrock, ITV2 
The Stand Up Show, BBC One 
The 11 O'Clock Show, Channel 4 
Parson's and Naylor's Pullout Section, BBC Radio 2 
The Stand Up Show, BBC Radio 2 
The Comedy Store, Five 
Absolutely True, Channel 4/Paramount 
Gas, Channel 4 
Net.Comedy, Carlton Digital 
Consequently, Carlton Digital 
The Last Laugh Show, Granada TV 
Funny Business, ITV 
Flat Earth, GMR 
Noddy's Electric Ladyland, Sky 
The Loafers, BBC Choice 
Elvis Has Just Left The Building, Sky 
The Comedy Show, GMR 
At The Store, BBC Radio 4 
Pointless, BBC Two
Outnumbered, Hat Trick
Pavarotti Was A Goalkeeper, Dave
Being Sold, Beautiful Productions
The Rob Rydon Show, BBC Two
Little Howard's Big Question, BBC One
The One Show, BBC One
Mock The Week, BBC
Fried Brain Sandwich, Sony TV
Broken News, BBC
Talent Sitcom Scheme, BBC
How To Survive, BBC Choice
Life's A Pitch, BBC
Absolutely True, Channel 4
Mad For It, Granada TV
Russ Abbott Christmas Show, Granada TV
Absolute Power, BBC Two
Legend Of The Dragon, BKN
Seven Days, BBC Three
Life: An Idiot's Guide, BBC Radio 4
What's So Funny, BBC Radio 4
The Vote Now Show, BBC Radio 4 Extra
The Unbelievable Truth, BBC Radio 4
Hot Gossip, BBC Radio 2
Total Bitch, BBC Radio 2
The Lost Blog of Scrooby Trevithick, BBC Radio 4
The Powder Room, BBC Radio 2
The Milk Run, BBC Radio 4

THEATRE

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Edinburgh
The Fair Intellectual Club, Edinburgh



Glorious Management represents Lucy Porter's live work only by special arrangement with Debi Allen Associates.

 

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