May 2012 – Comedienne – Rosie Wilby



Comedian Rosie Wilby was a Funny Women Finalist 2006 and has taken 4 solo shows to Edinburgh Fringe, including 2009’s award winning The Science Of Sex. She has appeared on Radio 4 Loose Ends, Midweek and Woman’s Hour and has headlined gigs at Sydney Mardi Gras. She co-wrote and co-starred in short film The Bride and Bride at the 2011 London Lesbian And Gay Film Festival and presents Resonance 104.4FM’s LGBT show Out in South London every Tuesday at 6.30pm. Her Odd Ones Out podcast with fellow lesbian comedian Rachel Holmes is available on iTunes

LNL Questionnaire

Your favourite virtue?

Courage. People always say ‘you’re so brave’ when I say I’m a stand up. But, really, I’m hardly rushing into a burning building and saving lives

Your favourite qualities in a man?

Good sense of Humour

Your favourite qualities in a woman?

Intelligence, integrity, sophistication, a lovely laugh

Your main characteristic?


What draws you most to your friends?

Their loyalty and ideas

Given the opportunity what would you most like to change?

I’d like to make all LGBT people feel comfortable to  be open about who they are without fear

Who would you most like to take out for dinner?

Kristen Scott Thomas. So beautiful!

Your idea of happiness?

Dinner with KST. But, in the real world, my girlfriend will do. She’s pretty fab too.

What is your favourite way of spending the day?

 Writing – when I occasionally have the time and headspace to do so

Or listening to great music and gazing out of an open window on a sunny day across my beloved South London

Whose life other than yours would you most like to have lived?

David Bowie. I’d have loved to rock that androgynous look and have performed so much great music

Where would you most like to live?

South London

Who is your favourite author?

Stella Duffy

Who is your favourite poet?

Sophia Blackwell

Your favourite heroes in fiction? 

Dexter. The serial killer. Yes, I’m worried too…

Your favourite heroines in fiction?

Saz Martin

Your favourite painters?

Magritte, Monet, Paula Rego

Who is your favourite composer?

Michael Nyman. I played The Piano soundtrack music very badly on my ex’s old piano for an entire year

What is your favourite Film? 

Before Sunset, Weekend, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Piano, The English Patient, All About My Mother, Volver, Inception

Your favourite food?

Tom yum thai soup

Your favourite drink?

Whiskey, champagne – not together!

Who do you most admire?

My girlfriend

What is your present state of mind?

A little ‘scattered’

For what fault have you most toleration?

Indecision. I would be hypocritical not to tolerate it. Girlfriends hate taking me to restaurants and often have to choose for me

Your favourite motto?

My family’s old ‘UK holiday motto’: We don’t mind the weather, when we’re all together


Official Site

Resonance FM

Out in the south





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