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Venue:The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9DD
Phone: 0131 667 7533
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Lounge
AUG 14-19 at 11:00 (50 min)
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We've all had the question at some point in our lives; 'Where do you see yourself in 5 years?'

John Porter had an answer, but he had no idea how wrong he would be. Join John for ‘Five Years Time’ as he takes you on a (hopefully) hilarious journey through 5 turbulent years of his life, encompassing university, a car crash, a brush with depression, travel and all kinds of other weird things; most importantly, stand up comedy.

XS Manchester Comedian Of The Year Runner Up 2016.

'Raw Potential' (Mumble Comedy ***)
‘Charmingly dark, refreshingly honest crowd pleaser’ (Laughter Factory)
‘Sweet, darkly menacing humour’ (The Ha Ha Club)
‘Timing beyond his years’ (Woofers Comedy Club)

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August 13, 2017  The Mumble
There is nothing more life-affirming than doing what you want to do, & so the Fringe welcomes back John Porter for another wee stint of doing his comedy. The guy was struck with Cerebal Palsy in younger years, which provides the gagline to about half of his material. The rest is a gentle float through his say-to-day life, his dreams, his expectations, based around the premise of a question he was asked himself half a decade years ago – ‘What do you want to do in five year’s time?’ Shortly after that he decided he would notch being a comic into his belt, & thus we are presented with something likehis Match of the Day highlights show. As for subject matter, in a recent interview with The Mumble, when asked, ‘upon which life-experiences do you draw your own comedy?’ John replied;

All of ’em! That’s the entire show this year. In my life I’ve been (and still am) disabled, depressed, in love, broken hearted, inspired, lonely, and all kinds of things. My experience of love, depression and comedy all come through in my work at different times. In one sense I try to let my feelings out on stage, because suddenly when you can laugh at them, they don’t seem like the big deal you thought they were.

‘We’ve all got differences,’ says Porter, ‘we’ve all got different tales to tell… & this one’s mine.‘ His tale will be worth hearing yes, but for me it is a tad too early. John is only 27 & needs more life experience from which to draw his hunour. To imagine the experience of watching John as a comedian, picture a hot day in the Kalahari desert, & your comedy meter is a buffalo, & Mr Porter’s jokes are the buffalo’s tail occasionally flicking out to squat a fly. Yes, its a very calm, almost tame outing, but Mr Porter is an immensely likeable Mancunian with a genuine love of life, & being in his company at 11AM is actually a pleasant way to start a day at the Fringe. Click Here

June 30, 2017 BroadwayWorld
John Porter - BroadwayWorld Q and A
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June 20, 2017 Mumble Comedy
An Interview With John Porter
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