Chatty, chirpy, funny woman Lucy Porter is a festival veteran, and can now add the Brighton Comedy Festival 2008 to her ridiculously long list of performances. She talks to The Badger about hearts going on, spicing up her life and kissing a girl and liking it.
Chatty, chirpy, funny woman Lucy Porter is a festival veteran, and can now add the Brighton Comedy Festival
2008 to her ridiculously long list of performances.
Being a well-seasoned festival performer,
Lucy has put in her fair share of hours at the Edinburgh Fringe and confided in The Badger that ‘it was great when it wasn’t raining all the time’. Fingers crossed the weather holds out here in Brighton then, or we might never see her back again!
Despite confessing that she finds performing for two hours a day during festival season ‘very hard’, Porter seemed genuinely excited to be at the Brighton Comedy Festival, and tips Ivan Brackenbury as one to watch.
Once all the boring comedy stuff was out of the way, The Badger got down to the very important and serious task in hand: asking Lucy random, music-theme questions!
Do you like good music?
Actually I do. If I could drop everything
in the world to have a voice like Aretha Franklin or Gladys Knight I would. That to me is pretty much the best talent in the world.
My heart will go on… will it?
It has to really; Celine Dion spoke to us all there, didn’t she? It’s been bruised, it’s been battered, but I’ve come out the other side.
Are you experienced?
I have been experienced.
When have you been experienced?
Saturday Night’s alright for fighting… but why?
Because when you go to comedy clubs in Newcastle, it’s more like Ancient Rome. Watching people falling over and trying to kill each other is very entertaining.
Where is your mind?
Kim Deal is an absolute hero of mine. If is couldn’t have the voice of Aretha or Gladys Night I’d have the fingers of Kim Deal.
I kissed a girl and I liked it… Does that mean I’m gay?
Yes and embrace it.
If everyday is like Sunday, how come I still get post?
Brighton is always like a Sunday but in a nice way. ‘The seaside town they forgot to close down’ isn’t true for Brighton. Brighton’s the seaside town that never closes and it’s beautiful.
Spice up your life but with which commonly used flavour enhancer?
I do asparagus with Caribbean Jerk Sauce, with my George Forman Grill. I mention that in every interview
and they should really give me a free one by now.
Where did you sleep last night?
I’m afraid that has a very boring answer these days. although I do remember where I was when I found out that Kurt Cobain had died. That night this indie club I was at played nothing but Nirvana which was really beautiful. About an hour later though we just really wanted to listen to something a bit happier like The Beegees.
NB. It should be noted that throughout the interview each question was met by a rendition of the relative song. This left this interviewer in no doubt whatsoever that Lucy Porter already has the angelic voice she says she craves.