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Grabbed the judges eyes and made into the final of Witty and Twisted.
Miriam Elia - A Series of Psychotic Episodes
Miriam Elia, 24 and three quarters, is a Graphic designer from Muswellhill, London. Miriam graduated with a Master’s degree from the Royal College of Art in 2006 after completing her BA in graphic design at Brighton University. Towards the end of her time at art school, she got very bored with galleries, ’wine and cheese’ private views and people that use the word ‘juxtaposition.’ In her RCA 2006 graduation catalogue she wrote that she was ' very, very, very, very deep.'
Miriam soon got sucked into the world of stand-up comedy. She entered the Witty &Twisted competition after being told about it by a friend, who has gone into hiding since the shows broadcast in March.
Miriam is also a finalist in Channel 4’s ’gags to go’, with her short film 'Cockface.' This is a short film about an alcoholic robotic rabbit that has a shuttlecock for a nose. Miriam was brought up by artistic middle-class bohemians, who forced her to watch black and white polish animations as a child. As a result, she has spent much of her late teens and early twenties trying to be normal. She likes hanging out at Homebase, and is campaigning for a much bigger JD Whetherspoons on Camden lock. Much of this is illustrated in her society‚ The New Normals.
Sketch: A series of Psychotic Episodes was recorded at The Drill Hall on the Tuesday 20th February 2007.