Susan Calman: Constantly Seeking Susan

****

4 Stars

Susan Calman, diminutive, former corporate lawyer and now stand-up veteran, with a growing radio career is a local, well nearly, she hails from Glasgow, and is well known to me as a regular performer at the Stand Comedy Club. This however this was the first time I had seen her do a whole hours set.

Starting by trying to find out the reasons people chose to see her show and getting the ice broken, Calman was in her element. Mostly I’ve seen her as a compere so this was just like any other gig. However, instead of handing over to someone else, her main theme of show took place instead. Whilst drunk one evening Susan wrote her own obituary which she reads us and then goes on to explain the reasons for what she wrote with anecdote to illustrate the words.

Ms Calman, or The Calminator, as she like to be known at times, is an extremely funny and well educated woman, and has an innate Glasgow sense of humour that stands her in good stead.

The mid week house was pretty full, such is the reputation she has bee gathering in recent times, and I’m sure one and all went away satisfied with the entertainment they had been offered.

****

Reviewed by Geoff

Underbelly Belly Laugh V61

5 to 29 August

20-10 to 21-10

Fringe Brochure P128

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