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Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian of 2016 Finalist: Fiona Ridgewell

InterviewPosted by Bobby Carroll Wed, June 22, 2016 14:08:48

Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian of 2016 Finalist

Fiona Ridgewell

What area of London do you currently live in or most associate yourself with?

I live outside of London in Bexleyheath Kent, with my Mum and Grandma. - I may live there forever at this rate, but ... shhh I haven't told them yet.


How would you describe your act in five words?

Girlie, naive, scatty, hopefully funny.

How long have you been doing comedy?

2.5 years

What is your day job?

I'm at waitress at TGI Fridays

What has been your worst job?

Putting 1500 badges in individual gift boxes in one day....this interview is making me sad.

Why do you love comedy?

I love performing and I love the instant honest reaction from an audience.

Who are your heroes?

My comedy heroes are Louis CK, James Acaster and Kerry Godliman

What made you bite the bullet and start performing?

I saw my friend Joey Page at Top Secret and wanted to try it out.

What was your first gig like?

My first gig was lovely - I think I forgot they were meant to laugh and just enjoyed chatting to a room full of people

What has been your biggest achievement so far?

Recently signed with RBM, who I'm looking forward to working with.

What has been your favourite gig?

The gong show at the Comedy Store.

And describe your worst?

I performed Disney jokes at an army barracks, the bar staff escorted me to my car- not because I offended anyone I just don't think they had seen a girl in a while???

Weirdest heckle?

The army guys shouted "slag" when I mentioned I had a friend with pink hair. I don't think it was directed at me... but who knows?

What is the best thing about being a comedian?

You make your own fate, if you work hard and put the time in I think you can achieve your comedic goals.

What is the biggest lesson you've learnt?

Be yourself! Comedy isn't a competition it's about being an individual.

Where do you hope to be in ten years with your comedy?

To have a following. I love what Luisa Omielan has achieved with her hour shows.

Any other aspirations?

I would love to be a comedy role in a musical in the West End.....just need to learn to sing.

What's you favourite joke by another act or from your childhood?

I like James Acaster's set about a picture with a hole, I would love to eventually be able to get that much material from one subject.

Fiona Ridgewell // @fionaridgewell

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