Witty and hilarious Frida Deguise joins the Funny Women! panel at Vivid Ideas, News

Witty and hilarious Frida Deguise joins the Funny Women! panel at Vivid Ideas

As part of Create NSW at Vivid Ideas, we caught up with panellist Frida Deguise who will join a panel of funny five women changing the face of Australian comedy, focusing on comedy as activism, showcasing a diverse panel of game-changing comedians working across the arts and screen sectors.

Funny Women! | Wednesday 6 June 2018 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Register:


We're thrilled to have you on our upcoming panel Funny Women! which will showcase the top women in comedy across the arts, screen and cultural sector. Frida, how would you describe your comedy?

My comedy is confronting and funny. I think I say things that people are thinking. I also say things people don’t want to hear. I think it’s best to say the unexpected.


Is your comedy political?

Some say it is, but I have no idea on politics. I hate being political. It’s such a boring topic.


You started out in fashion, why the move to comedy? Are there any crossovers between the two artforms? 

I find fashion so depressing, although I love the creativity. In my stand-up, I discuss the fashion industry and the behaviours of women shopping. It gives me a lot of material to work with.

I moved to comedy because fashion was making me sad. People these days are so materialistic they just need to lighten up.


Who are your greatest influences in comedy? 

Definitely Will Anderson. He is a great writer and comedian. Will is very real and very kind. I also love Hughsey. I love watching him. He’s not afraid to say what he thinks.


You are known to push boundaries within your comedy. What is off limits for you?

I don’t like to mention God because it's a very touchy subject and it doesn’t feel right.


Finally, a few favourites…What’s your favourite restaurant in Western Sydney? Favourite film? Favourite TV show of 2018?

My favourite restaurant in Western Sydney would be Hong Kong Seafood Cuisine in Campsie. Favourite film is Coming to America (1988) with Eddie Murphy, directed by John Landis. My favourite TV show (or more like a web series) is Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld.


Funny Women! | Wednesday 6 June 2018 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Register:

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