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Saturday interview: comedian Susan Calman

3 March 2012 2:25 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Susan Calman has not had it easy. Growing up gay in Glasgow was like being 'a vegan abattoir worker'. At 30 she gave up the law to become a comedian, and it's starting to pay off

The lucky thing is, says Susan Calman, that although she is "an eternal worrier, occasionally I do something stupid." And so, some time after her 30th birthday and one five-minute gig in a club in Glasgow, she decided to give up her successful, well-paid job as a corporate lawyer to become a comedian. "I think I earned £250 that year," she says. "It really was the stupidest thing I could have done, but also the best thing. I just thought, if I don't do it now, I'm never going to."

Now, at 37, the years of work have started to pay off. Calman has three Edinburgh festival shows behind her, and a new one this year; she »

- Emine Saner

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