The Big Comedy Gala in Aid of Macmillan Cancer Support: Venue 150 @ EICC, Edinburgh, 2012
Loving Linda Smith Gala Concert: In Aid of Target Ovarian Cancer: Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, 2015
I have seen Scottish comedian Susan Calman at two charity benefit gigs at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012 and 2015. Both times she delivered twenty minute sets in an effervescent and well-educated manner. Her comedy was performed with genuine affection which was part of her appeal and she used real frankness and honesty in her act which made the audience warm to her. She spoke about very serious subjects without making them uncomfortable or heavy-going whilst keeping them funny and she took control of the audience from the moment she walked on stage. Calman is a genuinely funny comedian.