Stage Award Semi-Finalists 2020

Olivia Flood-Wylie

What’s your stage name?

Olivia Flood-Wylie 

What’s your hometown?

Los Angeles, California

Where do you live now

Amsterdam, Netherlands 

What’s your principle occupation?

Bartender 

Who are your comedy heroes?

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Issa Rae

 

Gillian Fitzgerald

What’s your stage name?

Gillian Fitz 

What’s your hometown?

Kerry

Where do you live now

Dublin 

What’s your principle occupation?

Administrator for an online college 

Who are your comedy heroes?

Sarah Millican, Sara Pascoe, Lee Evans and Bill Burr 

Kathy Maniura

What’s your stage name?

Kathy Maniura 

What’s your hometown?

London

Where do you live now

London 

What’s your principle occupation?

Arts marketing 

Who are your comedy heroes?

Kristen Wiig, Catherine Tate, Lolly Adefope, Bob Mortimer

Suchandrika Chakrabarti

What’s your stage name?

Suchandrika 

What’s your hometown?

London (well, Hornchurch, where London meets Essex…)

Where do you live now

London 

What’s your principle occupation?

Freelance journalist / media trainer / podcaster 

Who are your comedy heroes?

Abi and Ilana of Broad City, French and Saunders, Eddie Murphy, Ryan Stiles, Josie Lawrence, Arabella Weir, Jo Brand, everyone involved in Goodness Gracious Me’s ‘Going out for an English’ sketch

Ambika Mod

What’s your stage name?

Ambika Mod 

What’s your hometown?

Potters Bar, Hertfordshire (where I still live with my parents lol)

Where do you live now

Potters Bar, Hertfordshire 

What’s your principle occupation?

Actor/comedian 

Who are your comedy heroes?

Predominantly American comedy writer/performers like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Mindy Kaling etc you get it…

Taran O’Sullivan

What’s your stage name?

Taran O’Sullivan 

What’s your hometown?

Skryne Co.Meath Ireland

Where do you live now

Dublin 

What’s your principle occupation?

Production Assistant

Who are your comedy heroes?

My comedy heroes are Deirdre O’Kane, Joanne McNally, Aisling Bea,  Amos Gill, Simon Taylor and Micky Flanagan

Christina O’Sullivan

What’s your stage name?

Christina O’Sullivan 

What’s your hometown?

Passage West, Cork, Ireland

Where do you live now

London

What’s your principle occupation?

Environmental Campaigner

Who are your comedy heroes?

Hannah Gadsby, Katya Zamolodchikova, Thanyia Moore, Jujubee, Jessica Fostekew, Sara Barron, Amy Sedaris, Sindhu Vee

Eryn Tett

What’s your stage name?

Eryn Tett 

What’s your hometown?

Singapore

Where do you live now

Manchester 

What’s your principle occupation?

Model 

Who are your comedy heroes?

Tig Notaro, Nathan Fielder, Catherine O’Hara

Katie Green

What’s your stage name?

Katie Green 

What’s your hometown?

San Francisco, CA

Where do you live now

London 

What’s your principle occupation?

Student 

Who are your comedy heroes?

Dave Chappelle, Trevor Noah, Cristela Alonzo, and Katherine Ryan

Victoria Olsina

What’s your stage name?

Victoria Olsina 

What’s your hometown?

Alta Gracia (Argentina), the city of Che Guevara. 

Where do you live now

East London 

What’s your principle occupation?

SEO consultant, I rank pages first on Google 

Who are your comedy heroes?

Hannah Gatsby, Daniel Sloss & Laura Lexx

Fiona Ridgewell

What’s your stage name?

Fiona Ridgewell 

What’s your hometown?

Bexleyheath

Where do you live now?

Bexleyheath 

What’s your principle occupation?

Ocado 

Who are your comedy heroes?

Kathy Burke, Ali Wong, Sarah Millican, Rob Beckett 

Naomi Cooper

What’s your stage name?

Naomi Cooper

What’s your hometown?

Chatham, Kent

Where do you live now

London

What’s your principle occupation?

Comedy (!)

Who are your comedy heroes?

Dylan Moran, Sarah Silverman, Bill Burr, Sharon Horgan and just way too many more to name!

Mary O’Connell

What’s your stage name?

Mary O’Connell

What’s your hometown?

North London

Where do you live now

Still North London

What’s your principle occupation?

Production Assistant

Who are your comedy heroes?

Dave Chappelle, Eddie Pepitone & Mariah Carey

Karen Hobbs

What’s your stage name?

Karen Hobbs. Unfortunately.

What’s your hometown?

Little Wymondley – don’t worry, nobody has EVER said ‘oh I know where that is’. It’s the arse end of Hertfordshire. 

Where do you live now

Peckham or Camberwell, depending on who I’m talking to.

What’s your principle occupation?

Running a free information service at a gynae cancer charity. I’m an angel.

Who are your comedy heroes?

Anyone who is more successful than me but not younger than me. 

Izzy Askwith

What’s your stage name? 

Izzy Askwith

What’s your hometown?

Banbury

Where do you live now

London

What’s your principle occupation?

Production Assistant

Who are your comedy heroes?

Sara Pascoe, Mr. Blobby and Nate Bargatze

Ania Magliano

What’s your stage name?

Ania Magliano

What’s your hometown?

Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Where do you live now

London

What’s your principle occupation?

Junior Creative – basically a copywriter/writing funny tweets for big companies!

Who are your comedy heroes?

Rose Matafeo, Desiree Burch, Hannah Gadsby

Hall of Fame

We’ve had the great pleasure of seeing some of the greatest new female comedy acts begin their careers by taking part in the Funny Women Awards. So many of our alumni have gone on to do amazing things, and become household names. We couldn’t be more proud.

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