Phill Jupitus / Porky the Poet

In 1984, Phill Jupitus quit his Department of Health and Social Security job to begin performing as Porky the Poet, supporting bands such as The Style Council and The Housemartins. Later, working for the independent record label Go! Discs his duties included being press officer for the The Housemartins and directing videos for Billy Bragg and the late Kirsty McColl.

Much of the conversations I had with him in The Thomas House on 6 April was about his time with Go! Discs of course, and about Billy Bragg.

Jupitus treated the crowd to a stand up set before moving upstairs for a DJ Set, having brought a selection of 7"s over to Dublin. A stand-up and improv comedian, actor, performance poet, cartoonist, podcaster, Dj and pours a mean pint of Guinness!

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