Susie McCabe - On The Mic

Show:             Susie McCabe: Born Believer
Venue             Assembly George Square Studios, Studio Two
Time:             7.45pm
Dates:            3rd – 29th August (not, 15th)
Links:            Profile and Social Media


Hi Susie! Please tell me about your 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, Born Believer.

My show is about hope in a world that’s particularly rubbish. I talk about the change within me and our society and I know it will get better.


I first saw you perform your show, An Uncivil Partnership, several years ago at the now sadly closed New Town Bar in Edinburgh. Apart from now appearing in much larger venues, how has your comedy evolved over the last decade or so?

Yeah, it’s like anything, if you do it often enough, you become better.

I would say that as much as I still do long form stories I have certainly punched up the gag rate and I would say my overall performance has became more physical as well


Scotland, especially Glasgow, punches way above its weight in producing so many of the world’s greatest stand up comedians. Why is that?

I think when you have a history which is post-industrial with immigration and some of the harder things in life, you develop a certain type of person and a certain type of humour. That working class grit is something that we all have, or we have all come from at some point.


I love your appearances on BBC Radio Scotland’s long running football show, Off the Ball. What are Stuart and Tam really like to work with? You can tell me, I won’t say anything.

Both guys are so different, Stuart has fantastic stories of working in the media and his love of music, a really interesting and funny guy.

Tam is like a guy I would have worked on a building site, great funny stories, and you could sit in the pub all day with him.

Both are really lovely.


Finally, ask and answer a question of your own.

What show would I most enjoy at the fringe this year ?


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