The Heroine’s Journey of Sofia Gottardi

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  I am a stand up comedian so I don’t take anything seriously/ sono una comica, infatti non prendo sul serio niente di quello che faccio
What is my idea of perfect happiness? Mangiare come un porco. / To eat like a pig.
What is my greatest fear? Sapere che Virginia Raffaele non sa che esisto. / Knowing that Virginia Raffaele doesn’t know that I exist.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Sono molto pessimistica e non mi valorizzo mai. E non so giocare a shangai. / I am really pessimistic and I never valorize myself. Also I don’t know how to play Shangai.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? In ordine alfabetico: Filippo Giardina, Giorgio Montanini, Saverio Raimondo, Sarah Silverman. / In alphabetical order: Filippo Giardina, Giorgio Montanini, Saverio Raimondo, Sarah Silverman.
What is my greatest extravagance? Sono nata./ I was born.
On what occasion would I lie? Mento ogni giorno a me stessa, come tutti./ I lie everyday to myself, like everybody.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Il fatto che non è ancora il mio lavoro ma un hobby che mi fa guadagnare./ The fact that it is not yet my job but a hobby that makes me gain
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? Quando improvviso con il pubblico come se fossero miei amici.
When I improvise with the audience as if they were my friends.
If I could, what would I change about myself? Vorrei essere più sicura di me stessa ma mi piacerebbe anche riuscire a schizzare inchiostro sulle persone come fanno i polpi.
I would like to be more sure of myself but I would also like to be able to splash ink on people like octopuses
What is my greatest achievement in work? Vedere il pubblico ridere e mia madre vergognarsi di me. See the audience laugh and my mother be ashamed of me.
Where would I most like to live? Nei pensieri di Luca Marinelli. In Luca Marinelli’s thoughts.
What is my most treasured possession? Un diario che mi ha regalato mia nonna, in cui ci sono scritte tutte le cose che lei adora di me. E’ vuoto.
A diary that my grandmother gave me, in which there are written all the things she loves about me. It’s empty.
What is my most marked characteristic? Sono molto stupida. I am very stupid.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Il Palazzo Chiericati perchè ho incontrato un metallaro che ascolta musica napoletana. Palazzo Chiericati (Vicenza) because once I met a metalhead guy who used to listen napolitan music.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? Casa mia perchè è gratis. My home because it’s free.
What books influenced my life and how? “La Pimpa” di Francesco Tullio Altan perché mi ha insegnato che puoi sempre far qualcosa per migliorare il mondo, anche se sei un cane. “La Pimpa’’ by Francesco Tullio Altan because he taught me that you can always do something to improve the world, even if you’re a dog.
Who are my favorite writers? Walter Moers, Stefano Benni e Valeria Marini.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? “Mi piacciono le Sbarbine” degli Skiantos.
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Drugo di Il grande Lebowski / The Dude from Big Lebowski.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Mia madre perchè mi sopporta. Inoltre è davvero modesta e talentuosa: ha preso tutto da me. My mother because she tolerates me. Moreover it is really modest and talented: it has taken everything from me.
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? Meet the Feebles
What role plays art in my life and work? L’arte è molto importante nella mia vita, una volta ho costruito un cappello con dei coton fioc e una collana con dei tampon, è stato divertente. Art is very important in my life, once I built a hat with some cotton buds and a necklace with some tampon, it was fun
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? Andrea Saleri (è gay). Andrea Saleri (he’s gay).
Whom would I like to work with in 2019? Con Luca Marinelli, il mio migliore amico di sempre. E’ davvero un uomo talentuoso e gentile, ricordo ancora i giorni che abbiamo passato a parlare del nostro futuro mangiando spaghetti a casa mia. Saluto sua madre! With Luca Marinelli, my best friend ever. He’s really a talented and kind man, I still remember the days we spent talking about our future eating spaghetti at my house. I greet his mother!
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019? Virginia Raffaele, voglio chiederle di sposarmi. Spero accetti, le ho scritto su Facebook ma non mi ha risposto. Virginia Raffaele, I want to ask her to marry me. I hope she accept it, I wrote her on Facebook but she did not answer.
What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on? Scrivere il mio secondo spettacolo di stand up comedy “Sofia fa le Cose”. To write my second stand up comedy show “Sofia do things”.
Where can you see me or my work? Su youtube. On youtube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6YaNuW_1Lqjs3FZcMPDGIg?view_as=subscriber
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Voglio far la comica anche quando avrò novantanni. Dicono che chi lavora nel mondo dello spettacolo da vecchio è ridicolo, ma se faccio la comica posso essere ridicola!
I want to be a comedian even when I’m ninety. They say that those who work in the entertainment world as an old man are ridiculous, but if I do the comic I can be ridiculous!
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Virginia Raffaele. Chiedile nell’intervista perchè non risponde alle mie chiamate. Virginia Raffaele. Ask her in the interview because why she doesn’t answer my calls.
How can you contact me? Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_sofia_gottardi_comedy/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sofia.gottardi.standupcomedy

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