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Susan Calman – Lady Like (Lakin McCarthy)

By | Published on Monday 11 August 2014

Susan Calman is on a mission: she’s attempting to like herself more. With an honesty that almost borders on uncomfortable, she talks candidly about her mental health, her recent marriage and her response to Twitter critics. Thankfully, she’s already so likeable (to the rest of us, anyway) that it’s easy to laugh along with her, without feeling like it’s at her expense. Though gentle tales about family quirks, awkward childhoods and unusual travel experiences may not be the most innovative or exciting comedy at the Fringe, it’s all delivered with such warmth and genuine humour that you can’t help giggling. If you’re looking for a lovely hour with a lovely comedian, Calman’s your lady.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5