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 Mary O’Connell.
Hi there! How are you feeling about being nominated as a Funny Women 2020 finalist?
It feels great! I really admire everyone who’s done well in the competition and they’ve all gone on to do some really amazing things.
Tell us a little about who you are as a comedian?
As a comedian I feel my persona is usually just a bit annoyed, with hints of aloofness and the occasional whimsy.
What does the Funny Women competition mean to you, considering the current comedy landscape in 2020?
It’s important to have a space that recognises female acts in a male-dominated industry. It’s also a really lovely gig to do.
Are you prepared for a final without a live audience?
I guess… the semi final was over zoom and that was fun!
What are your hopes for the future of your comedy career?
I’d like to be someone’s favourite comedian.