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David Callan’s show Scotland the Dave is on at The Kalamunda Hotel Friday, February 4. Picture: Yvonne Fletcher Photography.

Scottish comedians head to the hills

By Morgan de Smidt 

SCOTSMAN David Callan, one of three Scottish comedians in WA, is headed to Kalamunda Fringe World Festival in February.

The comedic storyteller is a familiar face for local comedy lovers that have attended his shows at the monthly Comedy at the Kala.

Next month he’ll be back at The Kalamunda Hotel with his popular 2021 show Scotland the Dave, now more refined and polished.

Having travelled around much of Australia for his shows, David said he enjoys performing for the Kalamunda crowds, an audience he described as grateful.

“The Kalamunda audience seem very appreciative not to have to trek down to the city for comedy,” he said.

“They can anticipate a fun night and some laughs with a few thought-provoking bits.”

Though David hasn’t had the chance to explore much of Kalamunda, mostly performing shows in the evening, he said he was fascinated by eerie tales he’d heard about The Kalamunda Hotel.

“I read about the hotel being haunted and a few comedians I know have sworn they’ve seen the ghost of a little girl around the hotel,” he said.

“Hopefully it doesn’t disturb my show, I’ve never been heckled by ghosts before.”

Due to the border closure David found himself stuck in WA and hasn’t seen his family in three-and-a-half years.

His show Scotland the Dave includes stories of settling into life in Perth, his new marriage and more.

“I’m happy with this snapshot of the last couple years of my life,” he said.

“It was described to me as wholesome, there’s nothing in it that is too controversial.”

After David’s show his wife and comedian Nadia Collins will be performing in the show Four Squares presented by Scottish comedian Gill Cordiner.

Catch both acts, Scotland the Dave and Four Squares at The Kalamunda Hotel on Friday, February 4.

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