Sydney Comedy Festival to feature Ambarvale comedian

'Adulting': Makedonka Stoilova will discuss the trials and tribulations of being a single woman in her late 20s. Picture: Supplied
'Adulting': Makedonka Stoilova will discuss the trials and tribulations of being a single woman in her late 20s. Picture: Supplied

Makedonka Stoilova has always loved making people laugh and now she’s about to take on the biggest gig of her life.

The Ambarvale resident will perform at the Sydney Comedy Festival on April 28 and 29.

Ms Stoilova said she decided to try stand-up comedy on a whim while living in the US for a year.

“I signed up for open mic night at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood,” she said.

“I think I blacked out or something because I don’t remember what I said or what the crowd thought so I just wanted to get up and do it again.”

After she returned to Australia, Ms Stoilova started working at the Campbelltown Catholic Club and performed stand-up whenever she could.

“At the moment I am just riding the wave of stand-up and seeing where it takes me,” she said.

“I would love to work in comedy films with people like Paul Feig who directed Bridesmaids.”

Ms Stoilova said her routine features stories about her life as your average, every day 27-year-old.

“I talk about my family a lot – I’m from a big Macedonian family so there is plenty to talk about,” she said.

“I also talk about things that have happened to me like bad dates, meeting a really odd person on Tinder or missing the train.

“It’s relatable stuff. I am not a crude comic, I admire comedians who can pull that off and of course I find it funny but I have younger siblings and I think about them when I am performing.”

Ms Stoilova said she hoped locals would come and support her set.

“I still find performing terrifying – you just never know how the audience will respond because humour is so subjective,” she said.

“It’s a fun show that I have worked really hard on.

“Adults will understand it too because we’ve all been through the stories I tell.”

Ms Stoilova also thanked her friends and family for the support they had given her over the past few years.

“There are group of people from the Catholic Club who have come to every single one of my gigs,” she said.

“Even when I have had a bad set they have supported me – that means a lot.”

To win a double pass to Ms Stoilova’s show on April 28 or April 29, simply fill in the form below:

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