Susan Calman

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TV tonight: Russell T Davies's new drama examines the 80s Aids crisis
Olly Alexander heads the cast in It’s a Sin. Plus: Jimmy and Jamie serve up another Friday Night Feast. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Hannah Verdier, Phil Harrison and Simon Wardell

22, Jan, 2021 @6:20 AM

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The 50 best podcasts of 2018
From Julia Davies’ dark comedy Dear Joan to track by track teardown Dissect, Marc Maron to Meat and beyond, here are this year’s finest audio offerings

Hannah J Davies, Hannah Verdier, Gavin Haynes and Harriet GibsonePhotographs: Daniel Seung Lee/Gimlet Media; Pete Souza/The White House; Aaron Richter

30, Jun, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Billy Connolly at 75: Eddie Izzard, Armando Iannucci and more salute 'Beatles of comedy'
Izzard was inspired by his incontinence knickers routine. Iannucci had to listen to his albums in secret. Al Murray was in awe of his rampant charisma. And he made Susan Calman hurt with laughter. Top comedians salute the Big Yin

Ben Williams

24, Nov, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Thursday’s best TV: Top of the Lake; Prejudice and Pride; Insecure
Jane Campion’s impressionistic prodcedural continues; plus a very personal history of LGBTQ Britain, and a new series for Issa Rae’s smart comedy

Hannah J Davies, Paul Howlett, Andrew Mueller, John Robinson, Jack Seale, David Stubbs, Hannah Verdier, Graeme Virtue

03, Aug, 2017 @4:59 AM

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Susan Calman review – Radio 4 favourite's sparky set is far from cosy
The standup reveals she’s taken up boxing on her Calman Before the Storm tour, and the show swipes energetically at a formidable array of targets

Brian Logan

20, Feb, 2017 @1:32 PM

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Susan Calman: ‘When I’m feeling down I watch clips of cats jumping on children’
The Glaswegian standup and Radio 4 regular on the things that make her laugh the most

Rachel Aroesti

10, Feb, 2017 @1:00 PM

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‘As long as there are hairbrushes, people will sing’ – the best of 2016’s webchats
Jon Bon Jovi’s key change killer, Gemma Arterton’s weep-off with Glenn Close, the weirdest thing that ever happened to Harry Shearer … here are the highlights of 2016’s culture webchats

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

29, Dec, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Susan Calman webchat – your questions answered on zombies, depression and Clare Balding
The searing Scottish comedian talked jokes, books and alternative careers

14, Nov, 2016 @2:05 PM

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'Booed off in 17 seconds' – comedians recall their first gigs
Shappi Khorsandi felt as if she’d walked on the moon. Isy Suttie watched a man change a dressing on a wound as she spoke. Omid Djalili fell off the stage. So how did the first gigs of Paul Merton, Susan Calman and other top comics go?

Chris Wiegand and Anna Menin

01, Aug, 2016 @6:00 AM

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This week’s new talks
Cricket Pitch: Ashes Special | Talking Comedy | Jesse Jackson

Phil Harrison, Rachel Aroesti & Skye Sherwin

14, Aug, 2015 @1:45 PM

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Pussy Galore review: ‘how did cats become an internet sensation?’
Comedian Susan Calman fails to find the answer, but Radio 4’s feline-friendly investigation is great fun anyway

Hannah Verdier

09, Jul, 2015 @4:05 PM

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Susan Calman review – shaking off the haters with frank self-acceptance
The Glasgow comic’s magpie set is best when she plays a woman on the edge

Brian Logan

05, Feb, 2015 @12:59 PM

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