This is Lucy Porter's 5th visit to the Fringe and at last she's managing to fake sincerity. Her shows have proved surprisingly popular and she'll no doubt do well with this one which is an improvement on last year.
There are highs and lows in this set. Lucy captures the crowd well with her opening gambits and tells us of her worries about having green credentials and her attempts at vegetarianism. It's easy to enjoy this woman who likes a drink and shares her unsuccessful experiences of dating but she also includes some rather old, dull material about the smoking ban and suitcases with wheels.
She's at her best when delivering one liners and when she's interacting with the crowd. Gems include her explaining to Americans in the audience how Gary Glitter is our Michael Jackson. Lucy tries to be risky and shocking but it doesn't always work and at times the gently sweet delivery grates.