Tuesday 28th March 2017
The comedy line-up has been announced for Latitude Festival. One name that jumps out of the list is Susan Calman. We thought she didn't like outdoor festivals? This should be interesting.
Friday 23rd August 2013
A big crowd turned out for a gay rights gig organised by Mark Thomas outside the Consulate General of the Russian Federation. See the video here.
Is performing for young audiences easier? Far from it say the comedians who do clubs at night and CBBC shows by day.Ryan Gilbey, The Guardian, 10th September 2020
Wit and four-letter artistry have made Glasgow a comedy stronghold - and with the clubs shut, the laughs are going online.Rachael Healy, The Guardian, 19th April 2020
Comedy inspiration was the theme of The Essay: Top of the Bill (Radio 3, Monday to Friday) all last week, as five comedians and writers talked about the defining moment in their lives that made them turn to comedy. The best episode was Susan Calman's.
She recalled the life-changing moment she saw An Audience with Victoria Wood as a young girl: "I don't think a more perfect piece of comedy has ever been produced," Calman said, with awe and joy streaming through her voice as she remembered Wood's famously frisky Ballad of Barry and Freda (Let's Do It). It was delicious to revisit Wood's genius, and the whole series was a warming, invigorating study of laughter and influence. Letting comedians be serious, and to talk at length about their personal heroes, may have been the real risk this week, but it was one worth taking.Charlotte Runcie, The Telegraph, 26th February 2020