Susan Calman

Susan Calman

Susan is a comedian and writer who sometimes appears on things like the News Quiz and QI.


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Without Victoria Wood, I’d be nothing

After the sad death of the comedy legend who inspired so many female standups, Susan Calman tells us what she meant to her.
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The horror! The horror!

Susan Calman wasn’t always a horror geek. In fact, the genre used to scare her shitless in the bad way. She explains how that all changed.
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Why I newly ❤️ exercise

After decades of heavy smoking and little movement, Susan Calman decided enough was enough. And now she’d like to offer you two tickets to the gun show.
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Rated or Dated: The Breakfast Club

Standard Issue writers have been revisiting an album/film/book/TV series to see if it’s stood the test of time. This week, we’ve made Susan Calman spend her Saturday morning inside, watching The Breakfast Club.
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Sae let the lord be thankit – Burns that night, eh no?

Sunday night is Burns Night, so we asked Susan Calman to give us the lowdown on what, why and how. She didn’t disappoint.
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To Westeros, via the 02

Susan Calman was one of the first fans through the door when Sky’s special Game of Thrones exhibition opened at the O2. Was she wild(ling) about it?
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Ladies who love festivals

21 years ago, Glasgay! opened Susan Calman’s eyes to a world of bold brash and sexy queer culture. These days though, she feels LGBT festivals aren’t ticking the lesbian box. And she doesn’t mean that in a filthy way.
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Sherlock and I

The London Museum’s exhibition celebrating all things Sherlock Holmes opens tomorrow. Susan Calman explains why she’s long been fascinated with the fictional detective and his creator.
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Why I want to be the first female Doctor

A decade after Doctor Who burst back onto our screens, Susan Calman has a proposition for its makers.