Susan Calman brings her Calman Before the Storm tour to Hertford Comedy Festival

PUBLISHED: 14:02 05 June 2017 | UPDATED: 14:02 05 June 2017

Susan Calman will be appearing at Hertford Theatre [Picture: Steve Ullathorne]

Susan Calman will be appearing at Hertford Theatre [Picture: Steve Ullathorne]


One of Scotland’s and BBC Radio 4’s most beloved comedians is ready to rip through all preconceptions of her once and for all.

Be prepared – there’s a storm coming, and it’s in the form of a tiny lady with nothing to lose.

Susan Calman brings her The Calman Before The Storm tour to Hertford Theatre on Saturday, June 17 as part of this year’s Hertford Comedy Festival.

She is set to set the record straight, to give it to the man (whoever he is).

Susan is constantly referred to as very Radio 4 yet, working out the percentage of airtime she actually gets on the station, she is, in fact, not on the station enough.

She is thought of as polite, well-mannered, yet she has been known to swear.

Susan is also on CBBC a lot and children love her, yet her four-year-old niece is the most terrifying human being she can imagine.

In her new show she also challenges assumptions about her political stance, her height, her nationality and her sexuality.

Having worked on Death Row and at the United Nations in Geneva as a former corporate lawyer, Susan decided to give up her promising career to become a comedian in 2006 when she reached the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy and So You Think You’re Funny Awards.

Her numerous radio credits include The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth, Now Show, Dilemma, ISIHAC, So Wrong it’s Right and she has presented Woman’s Hour, all for Radio 4.

She also hosted Listomania for Radio 2.

Susan has also acted in How Not to Live Your Life, Rab C Nesbitt, Dead Boss and Fresh Meat.

She’s also appeared on Have I Got News for You, QI, Don’t Sit In The Front Row, Comedy Rocks, Show and Tell, The Matt Lucas Awards, Dara O’Briain’s School of Hard Sums, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Would I Lie To You and Mock the Week.

Tickets for her Hertford date cost £16.

The show starts at 8pm.

• Call the box office on 01992 531500 or book online at

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