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Laura Daniel - Funny As Interview

Interviews - 2019

Laura Daniel has appeared in and written for Funny Girls and Jono and Ben, and been Billy T nominated for both her own stand-up and duo Two Hearts (whose Funny As interview is here). In this interview she covers, among other things:

  • Growing up watching Flight of the Conchords and The Topp Twins 
  • The revelatory moment of seeing Madeleine Sami in Super City — "I was like 'that's it! I love this!'" — and managing to get a role in the second season
  • Forcing her way into Funny Girls by constantly emailing producer Bronwynn Bakker
  • How Me Too is changing the way women comedians are treated — both by other comedians, and by audiences
  • Working with improv group Snort, and the impact that Snort member Rose Matafeo has had on Kiwi comedy

This interview was recorded for 2019 TV series Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy. All audiovisual content is copyright to Augusto, and may not be reproduced. Publication of Funny As extended interviews made possible with funding from the NZ Lotteries Grants Board.