Press clippings

Al Porter issues statement

"Today the DPP has directed to drop their case against me."

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 27th November 2019

Al Porter confirms suicide story is a hoax

Irish comedian Al Porter has confirmed that a story (see below) that has been circulating in WhatsApp groups that he has commited suicide is a cruel hoax and not a genuine report. It has not actually appeared on the Mirror website and is nothing to do with the Mirror.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 17th January 2019

Al Porter sex pest claims

Al Porter, the stand-up comedian, television host and Today FM presenter, has been accused by four fellow performers of numerous incidents of sexual misconduct.

Jennifer O'Brien and Catherine Sanz, The Times, 18th November 2017

Galway Comedy Carnival opening gala review

Galway's becoming an increasingly important stop-off in the stand-up calendar, with top comics flocking to the annual festival on Ireland's West Coast.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 27th October 2017

Al Porter: Why other comedians don't like me

...and why his dick might be more famous than his face

Chortle, 2nd October 2017

Al Porter brings the spirit of Frankie Howerd to Fringe

A bright, sunny afternoon in Dublin and Al Porter is in his element, gassing away about a monster squid caught off Kerry and counselling a man whose girlfriend's cheated on him. I'm unprepared for us starting our interview in the studio of his Today FM show, making hesitant small talk off-air while Phil Collins finishes Easy Lover. But the warm, engaging comic is welcoming, unflappable and almost unrecognisable, his usual, sharp-suited attire forsaken as he apologises for the lilywhite legs beneath his shorts.

Jay Richardson, The Scotsman, 12th August 2017

Fringe 2017: the 20 best comedy shows to see

The best from the comedy section.

Alice Jones, i Newspaper, 4th August 2017

Al Porter: how getting a boyfriend has changed him

The Today FM star has been in a relationship for over a year and said his other half is not into showbiz.

Aoife Bannon, The Irish Sun, 2nd August 2017

What to see at the Fringe 2017

From performances that will make you laugh to those that make you cry, and the ones that get your toes tapping (or maybe even all three), here's what to catch in the Scottish capital this summer.

Olive Pometsey, Vogue, 2nd August 2017

Force everyone to try standup comedy to mend our world

The benefits to society would be profound - not least that people would learn the difference between a joke and a threat.

Jack Bernhardt, The Guardian, 31st July 2017

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