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Standard Issue Podcast: Omielan, Millican, Garofalo and Pollard

November 8th, 2018

standardissue18aThe episode of Standard Issue which included Su as a guest, recorded earlier this year at the Edinburgh Festival 2018, is now available as a podcast…

In this gigcast, we got Hannah Dunleavy, Sarah Millican, Luisa Omielan, Janeane Garofalo and Su Pollard onstage to see what would happen. Crikey. There’s tit-covering trousers, a dearth of condoms, a blast of Madonna and a frankly hilarious bum story. We recorded this gigcast back in August in Edinburgh at The Stand Comedy Club as part of our Edinburgh Fringe run. It was even more deliciously bonkers than we expected. And we’re the people who decided to get Su Pollard and Janeane Garofalo in the same room.

On the only day Su’s play Harpy wasn’t playing at The Edinburgh Fringe – Monday 13th August – Su appeared in ANOTHER show… Sarah Millican’s! – In Conversation with The Standard Issue.

What’s that, our Sarah Millican’s only show at the Edinburgh Fringe this year is alongside Luisa Omielan, Su Pollard and Janeane Garofalo? Of course it is!

In Conversation with Standard Issue
August 13, 2018: The Stand, Edinburgh

Join Standard Issue Podcast – the smart and witty women’s magazine for your ears – as it hosts a panel of brilliant women from the world of comedy and media including Sarah Millican, Janeane Garofalo, Su Pollard and Luisa Omielan in conversation about funnies, feminism and more.

• Listen to/Download the podcast here. (Photo © Standard Issue)

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It’s Halloween: Su on Desert Island Discs (Sort Of!)

October 31st, 2018

did11aIn Halloween week 2011, Mark Gatiss, of The League Of Gentlemen, Doctor Who and Sherlock fame, guested on BBC Radio 4′s Desert Island Discs. One of Mark’s choices as a desert island disc was Su’s version of ‘Come To Me (I Am Woman)’. Whether he was being post-ironic or whatever we’re not sure. Anyone who has viewed Victory of the Daleks knows Mark has a terrific sense of humour.

ctm11aKirsty Young’s castaway is the writer and actor Mark Gatiss.

His childhood passions have fuelled his adult creative life. As a boy he says he was drawn towards the macabre and gothic – while his teachers remarked that his school essays resembled scripts for Hammer horror films. He has written for – and acted in – Dr Who, was one of the creators of The League of Gentlemen and his re-imagining of Sherlock Holmes for a contemporary TV audience was a huge success.

He says: “When I was a kid, anything supernatural drew me, I would try and find it in anything – Gardeners’ Question Time – I would look for something.”

• Listen to Mark Gatiss’ Desert Island Discs at ‘BBC iPlayer’, here. Apparently the programme is available to listen to until 1st January 2099.

BBC Radio 4: Loose Ends

August 17th, 2018

bbcr418aSu guested on BBC Radio 4′s Loose Ends, which was broadcast from the Edinburgh Festival, last weekend.

Clive Anderson and Arthur Smith are joined by Julie Hesmondhalgh, Su Pollard, Gbolahan Obisesan and Jayde Adams for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.

With music from Tracyanne & Danny and Bala Baile.

• The show is available to listen to at BBC iPlayer. (Photo © BBC)

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BBC Radio Scotland: The Afternoon Show

August 12th, 2018

bbcrs18aSu guested on BBC Radio Scotland’s The Afternoon Show on Thursday.

Matt Forde, one of Britain’s leading political comedians, joins Grant on the sofa to chat about what he says is his last show as an EU citizen – Brexit Through the Gift Shop.

Nigel Slater’s Toast is a new play based on his award-winning memoir. Nigel himself and cast members from the show will join Grant to talk about the play.

Su Pollard makes her Edinburgh Fringe debut in the play Harpy.

• The show is available to listen to online at BBC iPlayer.

BBC Arts: Su Pollard – Comedy to Drama

August 4th, 2018

bbcarts18aFive showbiz veterans revealing another side in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe might be best known as a proving ground for up-and-coming actors and comics, but this year a number of experienced acts are also making their debuts… just not doing what you might expect.

Su Pollard: Comedy to drama

Su Pollard is known for her comic roles on TV, her Fringe debut sees her tackling a serious social issue.

Pollard made her name on Hi-De-Hi! and went on to star in other BBC sitcoms like Oh Doctor Beeching! and You Rang M’Lord? But Pollard is taking on a dramatic role in her first Fringe show Harpy, about a woman who is ostracised by her neighbours due to her hoarding. The play was written for her by Fringe First winner Philip Meeks, who juggles writing plays with performances as a panto dame.

• Continue reading at BBC Arts.

Su on the Radio: BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends

August 2nd, 2018

bbcr418aWhile at The Edinburgh Festival Su will be guesting on BBC Radio 4′s Loose Ends.

Loose Ends: BBC Radio 4/Radio 4 Longwave
Saturday 11th August: 6.15pm/6,45pm

Julie Hesmondhalgh, Su Pollard, Jayde Adams, Tracyanne & Danny, Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert, Arthur Smith, Clive Anderson: Clive Anderson and Arthur Smith are joined by Julie Hesmondhalgh, Su Pollard and Jayde Adams for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert and Tracyanne & Danny.

• Further info at the BBC Radio 4 website. The programme will be available post-airing at BBC iPlayer Radio.

Radio X: Su on The Chris Moyles Show

July 18th, 2018

radiox18aVIDEO: Su Pollard Joined Chris And The Team At The Pub

Chris had his first day back from holiday yesterday, and they celebrated with a trip down to the pub. And who should they bump into but Hi-de-Hi! star and all-round national treasure Su Pollard?

• Continue reading/Watch the video at Radio X.

BBC Radio 2: Su on The Michael Ball Show

May 17th, 2018

Su guested on The Michael Ball Show on BBC Radio 2 last month. A lengthy portion of her interview is available as a standalone audio clip at the BBCR2 website. (Photo © BBC)

Su Pollard chats to Michael about Last Laugh In Vegas
Su Pollard pops by to have a chat to Michael about her show The Last Laugh In Vegas.

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Michael Ball Show/BBCR2: “Afternoon Delight with Su Pollard”

April 22nd, 2018

bbcr217aListen to Su’s faberoonie interview with Michael Ball which aired earlier today on BBC Radio 2.

Su chatted about all manner of topics – including what she was currently wearing, not running the London Marathon, a brief overview of the concept of Last Laugh in Vegas, with lots of chat about her experiences in Las Vegas and how she got on with the other stars during the two weeks of filming. There was also the announcement of a new show Su will be appearing in, playing at the Edinburgh Festival in August - More about that very soon!

The interview begins approximately 1hr 31m into the show and runs for around 15 minutes, which includes a break for some music.

• Listen online at BBC Radio iPlayer for the next month.

Su on the Radio: BBCR2 The Michael Ball Show

April 17th, 2018

bbcr217aSu guests on The Michael Ball Show this Sunday on BBC Radio 2.

The Michael Ball Show: BBC Radio 2
Sunday 22nd April: 11am

Swing Out Sister and Su Pollard. Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts.

This week he’s joined by British pop duo Swing Out Sister who will be performing a couple of songs live in The Musician’s Circle. Since their 1986 song Breakout, Swing Out Sister have risen to worldwide fame and are back this year with their 10th studio album, Almost Persuaded.

Also popping by for a chat will be Su Pollard. The comedy actress and singer became a household name in the BBC sitcom Hi-de-Hi! in the 1980s and since then has had hit singles, starred in numerous programmes and now she’s back to talk to Michael about ITV’s Last Laugh In Vegas.

• Listen to the show live or catch up post-airing at BBC iPlayer Radio.

BBC Radio 2: Su & Jess on Graham Norton’s Clips

April 15th, 2018

Su and, her fellow Last Laugh in Vegas star, Jess Conrad guested on Graham Norton’s BBC Radio 2 show on 31st March. Their full interview is now available at Graham’s Clips section at the BBCR2 website. Click on the photo to listen. (Photo © BBC)

Su Pollard and Jess Conrad on Vegas, World’s Worst Records, and singing dogs – Entertainers Su Pollard and Jess Conrad on the show ITV show Last Laugh In Vegas.

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Su on the Radio: BBC Radio Lancashire

April 13th, 2018

bbclanc18aSu and, her Last Laugh in Vegas co-star, Bernie Clifton guested on Graham Liver’s show on BBC Radio Lancashire on Tuesday.

Bernie Clifton & Su Pollard: Stars of The Last Laugh talk to Graham about the series, which sees some of the most famous names from comedy, music and variety from the 60s, 70s and 80s prepare for the gig of a lifetime.

• Listen to the interview at BBC iPlayer Radio.

Su on the Radio: Graham Norton BBC R2 TOMORROW!

March 30th, 2018

bbcr217aJust a quick reminder Su will be guesting on Graham Norton’s BBC Radio 2 show tomorrow morning. The show begins at 10am. with a plethora of guests, including Su and Jess Conrad.

Graham Norton: BBCR2: Sat 31st March: 10am
With Matt Cardle, Su Pollard and Jess Conrad. Graham hosts a vibrant Saturday mix of music, problems and celebrity chat. Singer Matt Cardle chatting about his new album, vocalists Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham discussing their new tour, and Su Pollard with Jess Conrad on ITV’s new reality show Last Laugh In Vegas.

• Listen to the show live or catch up post-airing at BBC iPlayer Radio.

Su on the Radio: BBC Radio 2 – Graham Norton

March 16th, 2018

Su will be guesting on Graham Norton’s BBC Radio 2 show at the end of the month.

Graham Norton: BBC Radio 2: Saturday 31st March: 10am
Graham hosts a vibrant Saturday mix of music, problems and celebrity chat. With Matt Cardle, Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven, Julia Fordham, Su Pollard and Jess Conrad.