Secretly Kitty always wanted to be an actor, however she knew she would never survive acting school. Her inner voice wouldnâ€™t shut up long enough to let her do serious things like Shakespeare or mime classes that required you to wave about like a sheaf of wheat in the wind or melt like an ice cream in the sun.
Secretly Kitty always wanted to be an actor, however she knew she would never survive acting school. Her inner voice wouldn’t shut up long enough to let her do serious things like Shakespeare or mime classes that required you to wave about like a sheaf of wheat in the wind or melt like an ice cream in the sun.
She tried to be a P.E teacher for a while, this time ignoring her inner voice screaming: You cannot be serious!
Advertising beckoned next as it seemed like the job that paid the most money for the least amount of qualifications. For five years she masqueraded as a copywriter. Eventually she was fired. She doesn’t know why and sadly, she doesn’t care.
Believing her true calling to be pulling beers, she went to work in a bar. And then she tried doing stand up. And then she got a job on Full Frontal (a sketch show, not a nudie mag). And then she moved to London and did lots of stand up. Heaps of it. She did it everywhere. Big clubs like the London Comedy Store, small clubs that were so small there’s no point naming them cos you won’t have heard of them. She did stand up in foreign countries like Japan, France, Germany and Holland, all known for their rocking sense of humor. She performed at all the Festivals including Edinburgh, Kilkenny, even Cape Town. She did another sketch show, an English one this time. And then she made a short film. And she won awards. And she wrote long, tedious acceptance speeches which in her mind were pithy and witty and fortunately they were never heard because short film festivals, rather wisely, don’t invite film makers to make acceptance speeches.
All the while she did more stand up. And she got commissioned to write things for the BBC. And for Channel Four.
And then she moved back to Australia. Which is where she is now. Kitty Flanagan is still doing standup. Still writing for film and television.