Sir Billy Connolly Spirit of Glasgow Award Shortlist 2024

Dr Zara Gladman is a comedian, writer and recovering scientist based in Glasgow. Her viral comedy creations (as seen on Channel 4’s TikTok, BBC Short Stuff) have been viewed by millions. Gladman presented her debut hour at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival in 2024 with two sold out shows at the iconic Oran Mor. She was recently shortlisted for the Sir Billy Connolly Spirit of Glasgow Award.

in the best traditions of all good comedy that’s built to last: wry, clever and featuring identifiable characters who live and walk among us

– The Herald

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one of the most-shared names in Scottish comedy… an online phenomenon

– The National

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