Saturday, 19 June 2021

Cat-loving, thimble-collecting comedian

Cat-loving, thimble-collecting comedian
PETITE comedian Susan Calman is a woman who knows her mind.

She knows she likes cats, and she’ll have you believe she used to collect thimbles. Her new show, Lady Like is billed as a chance to get to know the woman her neighbours call ‘the mad cat lady’ better. The first half of her performance is made up of material from her shows at the Edinburgh Festival.

Once the audience have got to know her she tackles the issue of what it means to be ladylike through a series of anecdotes, observations and no-holds-barred honesty.

The Glaswegian describes her show as a journey of self-awareness and self-discovery, noting: “All of us have mental health issues, it’s just that for some of us, our issues make us go more mental than others.”

Some audience members may recognise her from her TV appearances 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.

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