Since 2001, Lucy Porter 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 Porter Comedian
Lucy Porter is a regular face and voice on TV and radio panel shows. 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 Porter Actor
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. These 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’.
TV & Radio Work
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.
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She remains among 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 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.
- 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
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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