Eleanor Tiernan & Susan Riddell (Edinburgh Preview)

James Ellis

July 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Otley Courthouse
Courthouse Street LS21 3AN
£7 plus booking fee
Eleanor Tiernan & Susan Riddell (Edinburgh Preview) @ Otley Courthouse

Otley Courthouse hosts six top comedians across three weekends in July as they prepare for a month long run at the world’s biggest performing arts festival, the Edinburgh Fringe. Each night you get to see two full length comedy shows for just £7 as a little slice of the greatest festival on earth comes to Otley!

Almost every major comedy act of the last 25 years made their name in Edinburgh – you could be watching the next big thing…


Curled in up bed, Eleanor (pictured) binge-watches true crime, completely insulated from the actual crime happening outside her door. The gap between what she is doing and what she could be doing to improve our world has never been bigger. But her smartphone is about to be stolen, dragging her from the comfort of her duvet, and she’s about to find that the real world can mock us far more savagely than any online fantasy. Join Eleanor for a dose of her trademark acerbic wit and chronic overthinking in an exploration of what, if any, satisfaction can be found and whether she’s willing to endure the requisite amount of discomfort to get it.


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 the topical BBC radio panel show Breaking the News.