The People’s comic

As a comic on the international circuit, Lucy has met thousands of people. Now that she’s no longer such a road-dog, Lucy has discovered that there are equally fascinating folk closer to home. People Person combines extraordinary stories in exotic locations with similarly startling tales from the more mundane domestic sphere. You’ll hear how Pamela Anderson tried to get Lucy killed in Vegas, and how a more recent criminal plot unfolded in a Camden Town hairdresser’s.

Underpinning Lucy’s personal experiences will be some of the most fascinating data from the world of Social Anthropology. Lucy studied the subject at University, and this show establishes her as the Desmond Morris of the comedy circuit. She’ll tell you what George Osbourne could learn from the Amazonian Nukaks, introduce you to the Rolling Stones of the South Pacific and present My Big Fat, Mbuti Pygmy Wedding.

Key questions explored during the hour will include: Are human beings inherently good or bad? Is it better to be lonely or surrounded by idiots? Is Gloria Hunniford the principal cause of post-natal depression?

We’ll also find out whether all human beings essentially want the same things. Research commissioned for Radio 3’s Free Thinking Festival suggested that all British people are at their happiest lying on a sofa eating pizza. Lucy will make that dream come true for her audience.

The same research also showed that the most contented people in the UK earn £40,000 a year and live in Norwich. Incredibly, Lucy will also make that dream come true for one lucky punter.

• Lucy Porter presents People Person at ARC on Wed 6 Feb at 8pm. Tickets are priced F: £14 C:£12 and can be purchased here.