“I’m developing a sitcom script which is a life long dream of mine.”
WHO: Susan Riddell, Comedian
WHAT: “‘A Scottish talent on the rise’ (Scotsman). Best Scottish Newcomer nominee and Funny Women runner-up Susan Riddell’s debut show champions laziness in an increasingly manic world. The rising star’s sharp observations and sparkling wit have already been highlighted as a must watch show at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival (Scotsman). ‘A brilliant comedian… A star on the rise’ (BBC Comedy Presents). ‘Emerging talent… Original comic voice’ (Funny Women). ‘Formidable, fearless… Quick with the audience. She’s sharp make no mistake’ (TheWeeReview.com).”
WHERE: Monkey Barrel Comedy – Monkey Barrel 5 (Venue 151)
WHEN: 19:15 (55 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
This will be my first hour long show at the Fringe but my third year taking part. The first time was part of CKP Lunchtime Special – a compilation show of five up and comers including myself. Then last year I split the bill with my friend Steff Todd, so we did half an hour each.
What’s the biggest thing to have happened to you since Festivals ’18?
I got to host the stand up comedy show the Comedy Underground on BBC Scotland and filmed a six part comedy BBC series called State of It which will be up on the iPlayer later this year. I’m developing a sitcom script which is a life long dream of mine and I’m supporting Arlon O’Hanlon and Fern Brady after the fringe on the Scottish dates of their UK tours! So it’s all really exciting!
Tell us about your show.
Right well originally I wanted to call the show Lazy Susan but there’s a well known and very good sketch group who have this name already and they go to the Fringe every year, so I had to change it to save confusion. I settled on Duvet Day for the title and I just talk about how everything is getting in the way of me having a lie down to be honest. I love a good lie down. Nothing better. We should all lie down more.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
My pal Steff Todd who I split the show with last year! She’s on at 2pm at Just the Tonic with her show Reality Check. She does great impressions of all the reality TV stars and she’s brilliant!
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