Susan Calman and her tour ‘Lady Like’ which is coming to the CatStrand @ Dalry Town Hall (venue moved due to flooding) on the .
Chortle Award – Best MC 2012
Real Radio Scottish Variety Awards – Best New Scottish Comedian 2009
Fresh from the successful first leg of her debut tour, the multi award-winning Susan Calman takes her hit show Lady Like back on the road this spring.
Lady Like is a chance to spend an hour with the woman known as “The Mad Cat Lady” to her neighbours, and Calman promises to reassure you, make you feel better about your own life and let you find out what being lady-like really means. How will she do this? With anecdotes, observations and no-holds-barred honesty of course, such is the manner of the feisty scot The Times called a “diminutive lesbian” with “chirpy, optimistic level-headedness.”
But Susan has a confession to make, and it’s a heart-warming one. Through plunging to life’s lowest depths she has, fortunately, come out the other end and wants to share her story. The show is, above all, a call to like ourselves no matter what others say; a journey of self-awareness, self-discovery and – here’s the fun bit – self-indulgence. Indeed, as the lady says: "All of us have mental health issues, it's just that for some of us, our issues make us go more mental than others".
Since reaching the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2005, she has appeared on QI, Would I Lie To You?, Rab C. Nesbitt, BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, CBBC’s Extreme School and Channel 4’s Blowout, which won a Scottish BAFTA in 2007. She also won the Best MC Chortle Award 2012, and Best New Scottish Comedian at the Real Radio Scottish Variety Awards in 2009.
Recently, Susan Calman has presented Don’t Drop The Baton, a BBC comedy broadcast during the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and STV quiz show The Lie. Susan Calman Is Convicted, her debut BBC Radio 4 series, won Best Radio Comedy at the 2013 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards. It has now been commissioned for a third series.
What the press have said about Susan Calman
“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”
“Susan Calman exudes a cheery joie de vivre, but behind it is a steely Glaswegian defiance”