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Rose Matafeo - Funny As Interview

Funny As Interviews – 2019

Comedian Rose Matefeo’s star is in the ascendant. In this Funny As interview, the winner of the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award talks of being saved by befriending nerds in her teenage years. Other topics of conversation include:

  • Winning the Nailed It on the Night prize at her first comedy gig
  • What she learnt from hosting U-Live on TVNZ youth channel U, including how to “talk for three hours non-stop”
  • The excitement of being paid to do comedy full time on Jono and Ben
  • How "dying on your arse" is so much easier in a bigger market like the United Kingdom
  • How the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is “the best month and worst month of your life”
  • The Me Too movement changing things for the better for women in comedy
  • Her love of nostalgia and Burt Bacharach

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.

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