Herring and Porter trial their show in Ealing
The No5 Club at the Drayton is the place to be on June 27 when Richard Herring and Lucy Porter preview their new Edinburgh shows in a comedy double bill.
The diminutive Lucy Porter stands tall in the comedy scene as one of the most popular female comics today.
She has been on just about every comedy show everything on TV and radio including Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You along with the spoof panel show sitcom Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive.
Her new show is called ‘Me Time’. It’s an hour of informative and entertaining feel-good stand-up as Lucy tries to define her rightful place in history. Would she have been happier as a Victorian explorer? A 1920s Hollywood starlet? Hatshepsut the Egyptian pharaoh?
She explains her frustrations with the modern world, from the trivial - the bewildering selection of beer glass shapes now available in pubs, to the more serious - the government's catastrophic mishandling of the Royal Mail sell-off, then delves into the past, in a quest to find whether ‘simpler times’ ever really existed.
“Fizzing with inventive one-liners, a treat from start to finish” Herald
“Bright and frank. proving that her time off has not dimmed her comic energy.” Observer.
“Porter is a kitten with enduring appeal.” Metro
“Deliciously cutting” Independent
“Impeccably punchlined anecdotes . Genuinely delightful.” Telegraph.
Richard Herring's new show is called ‘Richard Herring - Lord of the Dance Settee.’
After covering weighty issues like death, love, religion and spam javelins, the ‘King of Edinburgh’ is in a frivolous mood with this show about daftness, and whether the term “cool comedian” is an oxymoron.
Watch him bounce joyously on the sofa as he ponders whether his whole career is a failed attempt to top a piece of slapstick comedy he came up with at 16. Can he revisit the joke thirty years on or will it smash his old bones?
Herring’s many TV appearances include Argumental (Dave), Set List (Sky Atlantic), Have I Got News For You (BBC One) and Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2). He also wrote and performed two series of Richard Herring’s Objective for BBC Radio 4.
June 10th 2014