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 taken her comedy around the globe, performing 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.
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 Annually 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 is one of 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.
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.