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 Izzy Askwith.
Hi there! How are you feeling about being nominated as a Funny Women 2020 finalist?
Confused but very up for it. Everyone involved is so talented and funny so it’s very cool to be on the same list as them.
Tell us a little about who you are as a comedian?
I started stand up after my work sent me on a comedy course to help with my confidence, and I just kept on doing it. I’m very low energy and awkward on stage so I think I might be a character act? But then some people have told me I’m like that off stage too, which is very rude but potentially true.
What does the Funny Women competition mean to you, considering the current comedy landscape in 2020?
It’s so nice to be taking part in something with so many great comics, and during a year where things have been so tough for comedy, it’s great to have an opportunity to gain exposure doing something I love.
Are you prepared for a final without a live audience?
Yes, I’m just going to look straight into one of the lights right at the beginning so I can’t see anything for ages after, and hope for the best.
What are your hopes for the future of your comedy career?
In the hopefully not too distant future, I’d like to start gigging regularly again, to the point that every other aspect of my life suffers. And in the long term, I’d like to do my first hour long show.