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 Katie Green.
Hi there! How are you feeling about being nominated as a Funny Women 2020 finalist?
I am super excited and very grateful for the opportunity! It is truly an honour to have made it this far in the competition and I am really excited for the final!
Tell us a little about who you are as a comedian?
I am originally from San Francisco, California, and I grew up in a Salvadoran and English household so I incorporate a lot of different aspects of my bicultural background in my set. My material is based on my life, and I aim to be as bold and unapologetic as I can.
What does the Funny Women competition mean to you, considering the current comedy landscape in 2020?
It means a lot, especially being a foreigner. It feels really cool to be a part of something that other North American standouts in the scene have been a part of, like Desiree Burch and Katherine Ryan.
Are you prepared for a final without a live audience?
I think so! LA open mics have definitely prepared me for gigs with no audience.
What are your hopes for the future of your comedy career?
I want to continue doing stand-up and eventually move into sitcom writing and comedic acting. I also want to start doing more stand-up in Spanish and Portuguse.