Dr¬†Zara Gladman¬†is a recovering scientist with a PhD in Zoo-LOL-ogy. She has been making online sketches and musical parodies since 2012, including viral hits “Last Friday Night in Glasgow“, Scottish indyref star “Lady Alba” (as featured in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Al Jazeera, BBC, Irish Times, The Independent), lockdown anthem “I’m losing it” (lauded by pop queen Alesha Dixon as “Absolutely hilarious!!!”) and Glasgow’s “West end mums.” Zara’s TikTok parodying a Scottish newsreader racked up 1 million views in under 24 hours.

In 2016, Zara was among 20 “ones to watch” on The List’s Digital Hot List. Zara has written and co-written screenplays and theatre, including “Culture Club” with Laura McNamara, which was longlisted for the UK’s Funny Women Comedy Writing Awards. Zara has also co-written award-winning educational theatre (“Chasing the Waves”, 2016) and for national radio (BBC Noising Up).

In 2021, Zara was spotlighted by Chortle for her “incisive, funny nd relateably honest videos” and in 2023 she was shortlisted for the UK’s Funny Women Content Creator Awards. Zara has made comedy for BBC Scotland (Short Stuff) and Channel 4 (TikTok).

Her hotly anticipated (and SOLD OUT) debut hour will take place at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival in March 2024.