It’s difficult not to like Lucy Porter, with her easygoing, relaxed style and warm personality. She is very natural onstage, getting to know her audience demographic and explaining how each age group usually responds to her shows.
Tales of the trials and tribulations of menopause are - as she promises - funny for all, particularly as she makes sure to explain any niche references to the younger members of the audience. A particularly emotional story about a pair of jeans is hilarious, and sees Porter’s flair for acting make an appearance.
Porter tackles some serious topics, including virtue signalling - the act of doing good things just so you can tell the world what an amazing person you are. It’s very relatable and highly amusing, particularly as the creepy glass clown collection her mother once owned glares at you from a table behind her, daring you not to laugh with their sinister smiles.
The nice thing about Lucy Porter is she isn’t trying to be anything she’s not. She is a middle aged woman talking about everyday events and fears in a funny and friendly way, and she’ll definitely make you smile.
Lucy Porter: Pass It On is on at 17:30 at Pleasance Courtyard until August 26th, excluding the 13th and 20th. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the EdFringe website.