Sat 25 Feb (19:30)
Have a great Saturday night out with our Lanternhouse Laughs, in association with Gilded Balloon, one of Scotland’s leading and best-loved comedy production companies!
Raymond Mearns (Compère)
Raymond Mearns is perhaps best known for his appearances in Limmy’s Show and as an Actor in the movies “Ae Fond Kiss” and “It’s a Free World” both directed by legendary British film director Ken Loach. Raymond started doing stand-up comedy in 1994 and has performed regularly all across the UK and internationally where he is noted for his ability to deliver sharp observational material combined with lightning-quick improvisation.
After winning a place in BBC Writer’s Room Fast and Funny, Susan Riddell went on to write, create and star in several on-line comedy sketches for BBC Short Stuff which have garnered nearly 3 million views and counting. Susan recently performed stand up at the Edinburgh Fringe in both CKP’s Lunchtime Special and the BBC Presents Comedy Tent. She also wrote a humorous weekly column for The Daily Record newspaper for around two years.
Other writing credits and acting roles include C4 and BBC’s Ones spoof cop show Scot Squad. She is currently working on a sitcom pilot with the BBC and is a regular on topical BBC radio panel show Breaking the News (BBC Radio Scotland). She recently supported Ardal O’Hanlon on tour. Most recently she had her sitcom Dregs filmed for BBC iPlayer as 3 mini episodes, commissioned by BBC Scotland.
* Please note that Susan Riddell and Paul McDaniel have swapped – Paul now performs in our January show and Susan in February.
Mark Black is a Glasgow-based comedian and musician whose unique stand-up style has attracted viral attention on social media. His material is taken from his chaotic life and it has already brought him to the Scottish Comedian of the Year final in 2021. So You Think You’re Funny? 2022 first runner up.
Susie McCabe (Headliner)
After a successful career working in the construction industry, Susie has cemented herself as one of the rising stars of UK stand up. Her rise through the ranks has been nothing short of meteoric. She has multiple Scottish comedy awards under her belt including Best Headliner and Best Show. Her raconteur style and sharp punchlines makes this Glaswegian one to watch.
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