Interview with… Lucy Porter

The comedian chats to Emma Clarendon about her newest show Pass It On at the Leicester Square Theatre on the 13th April.

Hi Lucy, thanks so much for talking to me. How did the idea for Pass It On come about?  I inherited a collection of terrifying glass clowns from my mum when she died. They made me think about what we leave behind after we’re gone so this show is all about the concept of legacy (and awful ornaments).

What can audiences expect from the show? Some awful ornaments, some insights into ageing and grief, but mostly silly jokes and a tribute to George Michael. 

What do you love the most about performing live on stage?
It’s 100% my favourite thing to do. Being on TV and radio is fun, but with a live audience you can react in the moment. You can also see, touch, smell, and – on one memorable occasion – taste the crowd. 

How did you get into comedy originally?
I was working for Granada TV in Manchester. There was a great comedy scene where people like Steve Coogan, John Thompson and Caroline Aherne were doing gigs every week and it inspired me to give it a go. 

After the tour what is next in store for you? I’m intending to go to Mexico and commune with the ghosts of my Teotihuacan ancestors. Alternatively, I might just start writing another show for the Edinburgh festival. 

By Emma Clarendon

Lucy Porter will be at the Leicester Square Theatre on the 13th April. For tickets go to:

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