Lucy Porter: Happiness: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2005
Lucy Porter: The Good Life: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2006
Lucy Porter’s Love In: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2007
Lucy Porter: The Bare Necessities: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2008
Lucy Porter’s Fool’s Gold: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2009
Roar with Laughter: Hammersmith Apollo, London, 2012
Best of The Fest: Assembly Hall, Edinburgh, 2012
Lucy Porter: People Person: The Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh, 2012
Banana Cabaret at The Bedford Arms: The Bedford Arms, London, 2014
One of the most memorable images I have from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is of watching Lucy Porter appear on stage in a giant carrot costume at the start of her 2007 show Lucy Porter’s Love In. The sole reason for doing this was to make the crowd happy and I was so surprised by this that I could not stop laughing and have never forgotten the moment.
Porter is an effortlessly delightful comedian who instantly puts her audience at ease and has become an Edinburgh Festival Fringe favourite. Indeed, her shows that I have seen have created warmth and are written with intelligence and biting wit. She is not afraid to tackle serious subjects such as worrying, drinking and gambling in 2006’s The Good Life or the erosion of civil liberties in 2008’s Bare Necessities to whether or not human beings are intrinsically evil in 2012’s People Person. She displays such likeability on stage that she can talk about almost anything.
Porter is charming and intellectual and is well worth seeing live.