“Glasgow-born comic Calman is a dead-cert-one-to-watch; she’s got an infectious bubbly manner but a caustic edge too, and both can yield comedy gold”
Susan Calman used to be a corporate lawyer but in 2006 she decided to give it all up to be a comedian. She reached the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy Awards and ‘So You Think You’re Funny’, was a finalist in the prestigious ‘Funny Women’ competition in 2006 and she hasn’t stopped since.
In 2007 Susan was cast in ‘Ugly Kid’, a sketch show which was a sell-out at the Edinburgh Festival and following critical acclaim, was commissioned as a pilot for Channel 4. The show was renamed ‘Blowout’ and the cast went on to be awarded a Scottish BAFTA that same year.
On Radio 4 Susan has appeared on The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth, Now Show, Dilemma, So Wrong it’s Right and presented Woman’s Hour. She recently recorded her first sit com for Radio 4 and has also started work on her third solo series for the station. Most recently, she presented ‘Listomania’ for BBC Radio 2.
Sometimes Susan is allowed on television and has so far acted in How Not to Live your Life”, Rab C Nesbitt, Dead Boss and Fresh Meat. She’s also appeared on Have I Got News for You, QI (which she won), Don’t Sit In The Front Row, Comedy Rocks, Show and Tell, The Matt Lucas Awards, Dara O’Briain’s School of Hard Sums, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Would I Lie To You and Comedy at the Fringe.
Susan continues to gig around the country and has always been a massive hit at the Edinburgh Fringe. She’s recently finished her first UK tour and has started writing her next show which will debut at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016.
Her first DVD “Lady Like”, which was recorded at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow, is on sale now.
Susan is lucky enough to be married with three cats called Oscar, Pickle and Muppet. The cats are amazing.
“Feisty Scot Calman is one of the best female comics to ever come out of the land of bagpipes and haggis. She’ll make you chuckle your pants off” – Time Out 2009
“Calman fizzed manic energy, alternating between confessional tales and playing with facts she teased out of the audience…a perfect start to a fun-filled evening” – Edinburgh Evening News
“Rarely have I observed an audience uniformly laugh so much… Not only is absolutely every person laughing, but they are falling about. And they don’t stop for the entire hour.” – Scotsgay
“Who better to be locked away with at the end of the world than The Calminator?…Fabulous” – One4Review.com
“Calman can wring humour out of an Asda chicken and bacon bake… Sharp, warm and massively entertaining, Calman’s show is not one to miss if you take your pleasures seriously” – Chortle