Lucy Porter is a huge hit with comedy audiences up and down the country with her distinctive, bouncy, feel-good comedy.
After attaining a degree in English Literature from Manchester University, and working as a journalist on the Big Issue, Lucy Porter began to perform stand-up comedy whilst working as a researcher for Granada Television on programmes such as The Mrs Merton Show. Her first live performance was at a club in Chester, because that was far enough from home that if it went badly no one would know her.
As an actress, she has made brief appearances in Life's a Pitch and Absolute Power. Her first high profile acting role was alongside Christian Slater in the stage version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2004. She reprised her role of a nurse for the 2005 London production. She is also the script writer for two series of BBC Three's Anthea Turner: Perfect Housewife and has been one of the writers for all nine series of Parsons and Naylor's Pull-Out Sections, appearing as a special guest performer in many editions.
A regular face and voice on TV and radio panel shows, Lucy emerged victorious from a well-fought battle for the title of Celebrity Mastermind Champion in a special edition of the show for Children in Need - ably fending off stiff competition from Mark Watson and Dave Spikey and breaking records into the bargain by achieving the highest ever celebrity score. In 2006 she appeared in the first episode of Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive panel show-based comedy. She has been a panelist on the satirical news quiz show Have I Got News For You and has appeared on other popular UK panel shows such as Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Argumental and Mock the Week. In 2008, Porter began work as a team captain on the BBC Radio 4 panel game Act Your Age.
In 2007 Lucy Porter became host of a The Guardian podcast, Many Questions and more recently 'The Heckle'. And in 2007 she came second in a celebrity edition of The Weakest Link. Lucy has travelled 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.