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Launceston to host top comedian Lucy Porter on her UK tour

We just love to see all the amazing things happening in our wonderful town, particularly with the variety of special guests that come and visit us!

Following a successful run at the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, comedian, actress, writer, voiceover artist and podcaster Lucy Porter is set to embark on a national tour of her critically acclaimed show ‘Wake Up Call’.

‘Wake-Up Call’ is a show about revelations, realisations and epiphanies - both large and small. Subjects covered include: Bin collection schedules, the novels of Jean Rhys, cats, school fair booze tombolas, the Scottish Enlightenment, pressure washers and Huel. It’s an exuberant, silly show with some wisdom sprinkled on top.

The show takes its inspiration from the unwanted Wake Up Calls we all receive in life. Sometimes the universe is like the aggressive receptionist at the Guildford Premier Inn, forcing you to do get up and do things when you’d rather just stay in bed. Like a really good episode of Casualty, this show starts with a medical emergency, and then expands to talk about anxiety, grief, love, loss, shame and regret, with a bit of sauciness thrown in for the dads.

Lucy Porter is an established comedian, actress, writer, voiceover artist and podcaster. She fell in love with Edinburgh on her first visit in 1992, when she was a judge on the Perrier Award Panel. Eventually she built up the courage to try comedy herself and took part in the final of ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ in 1997.

Lucy brought her first solo show to the festival in 2001, and in subsequent years she’s had sell out shows at most of the major venues on various subjects including lying, love, happiness, gold and being in the Brownies. She’s immensely proud of her two Radio Forth ‘Best Fringe Comedian’ Awards, and often appears on BBC Scotland’s Breaking The News. Lucy wrote a play ‘The Fair Intellectual Club’ about Edinburgh in the 1700s, it was subsequently turned into a Radio 4 series, recorded at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.

Lucy will be bringing 'Wake up Call' to Launceston Town Hall on Thursday 23rd February, with tickets available from


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