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Lucy Porter is an eternal optimist, despite having spent the first half of her life thinking she would be a politician. Realizing the impact of a powerful story, she pivoted to harness her ability to deconstruct systematic issues through humor to amplify marginalized voices.


Striking the balance between slapstick and satire, her female-driven comedies explore the paradoxes of humanity through whimsically irreverent characters and rapid-fire punchlines.


She holds an MFA in screenwriting from DePaul University and is an alum of Second City’s Comedy Studies program.

As a screenwriter, her scripts have received notoriety placing in Screencraft’s Comedy Competition, Final Draft’s Big Break, and as an official selection for SeriesFest’s Pitch-a-Thon.


What’s the most unethical thing one could do for a klondike bar? Is pink its own color or just a shade of red? What is the definitive FMK for the Full House guys?


Join hosts Lucy Porter and Alexi Bolden as they gather the world’s brightest intellectuals (who also happen to be comedians) to answer these questions and more. Tune in each week as they unite daring thinkers to tackle all the topics that academia is too cowardly to address. 

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 Film Work


stream now on youtube

Written by Lucy Porter and Gabby Seed

 "Best Interests, Better Intentions" follows Frankie (Seed) and Bea (Porter) who've built their own mini empire running the coolest open mic in town. As Frankie drifts away in search of stability, Bea must grapple with her ideas of self-worth outside of their codependent friendship.


Written by Lucy Porter and directed by Emily Schumann this short film explores a young woman's delusions of grandeur as she teeters between the fatigue of reality and the romantic day dream that helps her get through it. 


Written by Lucy Porter

Directed by Sarah Thurman
A sexually repressed young woman navigates her body image and virginity with the help of her bossy, anthropomorphic vagina.


BITS is a 16-minute proof-of-concept

short film for a half-hour comedy series

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