Surreal, scattershot ... the Lucy we love is back
She has been described as a comedienne with the face of a pixie but the mouth of a docker.
After a two-year break to concentrate on motherhood, elfin funny girl Lucy Porter is back on the Hull stand-up scene.
Lucy's new show, People Person, which she debuted at the Edinburgh Festival last year, will arrive at Hull Truck, on Saturday, February 9.
The show is described as "a guide to the human condition that draws on Lucy's academic background as a student of social anthropology – and her social background as a party animal".
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So don't go expecting hours of material talking about motherhood and bringing up babies – she says she'll be leaving (most of) that at home.
Lucy says: "It's tricky, because a lot of people say 'don't do material about your kids', but it's difficult when that's literally all I've done for the past two years.
"But they're only young, so not really doing enough to generate any material. They're not earning their keep, basically.
"I'd say my show is 'informed' by them, rather than about them.
"It's not like Kids Say The Funniest Things, because they're both fairly mute.
"Emily's got a few catchphrases she repeats, but only about six of them. Her main one is, 'I don't like it.' I'm obviously raising very negative children."
Major questions Lucy raises during the show will be based on "fascinating data from the world of social anthropology", she claims.
Subjects up for discussion will include "whether George Osborne could learn anything from the Amazonian Nukak tribe, a critical appraisal of the Rolling Stones of the South Pacific and some thoughts on My Big Fat, Mbuti Pygmy Wedding".
All of which sounds suitably surreal and scattershot, as fans of the diminutive half-Irish, half- Sicilian, cuddly but waspish stand-up have come to expect.