The finalists for the Funny Women Awards 2020 have been announced. This year the competition has been held virtually, and this also goes for the final which will be streamed live from the Comedy Store in London on Tuesday 22nd September at 7.30pm. MoodyComedy is chatting to this year’s finalists. Next is Ania Magliano.
Hi there! How are you feeling about being nominated as a Funny Women 2020 finalist?
I’m so, so excited and grateful. Even doing this interview is making me feel like the most successful person in the world. When I’m typing this answer in my pants whilst procrastinating from changing my sheets.
Tell us a little about who you are as a comedian?
I do stand up comedy about my life, growing up as a bisexual half Polish half Italian Aquarius – a heady mix. Even though that sounds very specific, I think my stand up style is relatable, relaxed and chatty. And hopefully funny as well.
What does the Funny Women competition mean to you, considering the current comedy landscape in 2020?
I mean, considering the comedy landscape for the majority of 2020 has been completely barren with a couple of tumbleweeds (Zoom gigs), this is genuinely incredibly exciting. I usually find competitions super anxiety inducing and stressful, but it’s so lovely to be performing again that I’m too grateful and hyped to be consumed by nerves.
Are you prepared for a final without a live audience?
It’s going to be weird, absolutely, but I did a zoom gig to an audience of six bald men, so I think I’ll cope.
What are your hopes for the future of your comedy career?
I’m really looking forward to doing my debut show at Edinburgh and seeing what that leads to. I love Edinburgh so much, and seeing how much craft and hard work goes into amazing shows is really inspiring. I would also like to make money.