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 Christina O’Sullivan.
Hi there! How are you feeling about being nominated as a Funny Women 2020 finalist?
I am excited to be back on stage. Also a little nervous but overall excited.
Tell us a little about who you are as a comedian?
I guess I would say I am a feminist comedian, I started doing comedy after I went home to Ireland to canvas for the abortion referendum so a lot of my material focuses on sexism with an occasional sprinkling of other fun topics such as climate change.
What does the Funny Women competition mean to you, considering the current comedy landscape in 2020?
It feels great to have an outlet for comedy and to feel like there is a future for live comedy.
Are you prepared for a final without a live audience?
Eh I hope so; nothing is normal in 2020. I didn’t think I would have as much fun as I did performing the semi-final on Zoom. I think my excitement at being back on stage outweighs any worries.
What are your hopes for the future of your comedy career?
I just want to get grow and get better – be more experimental and continue to push myself.