Each year, we hand-pick the best emerging Australian comedians for our FRESH program.
We caught up with FRESH-ER Floyd Alexander-Hunt to discuss comedy and get her tips for the 2020 Festival:
When and where was your first gig and how did it go?
Molotov in Glebe. It was an open mic and there were about 45 people on the line up. It went pretty well although I regret doing a pun joke… At least I wasn’t as bad as the guy who yelled at the audience.
What do you love most about being a comedian?
That I don’t have to wear make up.
What can we expect from your debut Sydney Comedy Festival show?
Lots of jokes, some funny violin songs and a very cringeworthy story I’m scared to share…
Your best advice for someone wanting to pursue a career in comedy?
Don’t do a comedy course, just go and try some open mics. The best way to learn is to fail and it’s free! Also if you’re a woman and you’re wondering whether you should give it a go – you should!
The funniest person you know who’s not a comedian and why?
My 14 year old sister because she is super sarcastic and jaded for a child.
Your hot tips for this year’s Sydney Comedy Festival?
Go see all the Becks! Becky Lucas, Bec Melrose and Bec Charlwood are super stars. There are so many good acts this year – see as many as possible.
Be sure to catch Floyd at one of her shows at this years Sydney Comedy Festival.
Thu 30th Apr 2020 – 8:15pm
Sat 2nd May 2020 – 8:15pm
Sun 3rd May 2020 – 7:15pm