Andy Hamilton and Susan Calman

Two fabulous comics, Andy Hamilton and Susan Calman are heading to York this May.

Award winning comedian and comedy writer, and the man behind some of the finest TV and radio comedies of our time, Andy Hamilton, is so highly in demand that he must return to the road once again with his sell-out show, Change Management.

In his 60 years on this planet, Andy has experienced many changes. For instance, he was once a 6’4” tall professional basketball player, until a tree fell on him. But, of course, change is an inescapable part of the human condition. Why? Is that fair? Some changes are good, some bad. Why can’t they be more clearly labelled? How did we end up working longer hours? Where did all the sparrows go? If you’re feeling flustered because of flux, Andy will teach you how to cope with the changes we have seen and the changes yet to come. Contains mild peril.

Andy is co-creator / writer of Outnumbered (BBC1), What We Did On Our Holiday (BBC Films), Ballot Monkeys (Channel 4) and Drop The Dead Donkey (Channel 4), star of Old Harry’s Game (Radio 4) and regular guest on The News Quiz, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, Have I Got News For You, QI as well as numerous other TV and radio credits.

Andy will be at the Central Methodist Church, York on Tuesday 16th May.


Following a total sell-out Fringe run before the Fringe had even started,  swiftly followed by a sell-out two-week run at London’s Soho Theatre, one of Scotland’s and Radio 4’s most beloved comedians, Susan Calman, is ready to rip through all preconceptions of her once and for all as she tours her newest show The Calman Before the Storm.

Be prepared; there’s a storm coming, and it’s in the form of a tiny lady with nothing to lose. Susan is set to set the record straight, to give it to the man (whoever he is). She is constantly referred to as very Radio 4 (see above) 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.  She is on CBBC a lot and children love her, yet her 4 year old niece is the most terrifying human being she can imagine. 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. In 2007 she was part of sell-out Fringe show Ugly Kid which went on to become Channel 4’s Blowout and whose cast was awarded a Scottish BAFTA that same year.

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. A second series of her sitcom Sisters will be recorded in the autumn and her third solo radio series, Keep Calman and Carry On, was broadcast in spring 2016.

Sometimes Susan is allowed on television and has so far 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. She is currently working on Too Much TV for BBC2 and she will soon host 30 episodes of a new CBBC quiz show Top Class.

She will bring her new show The Calman Before the Storm to the Central Methodist Church, York on Friday 19th May.