han­nan azlan

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“There is no wrong or right way to be a ‘girl’. You do you.” — Han­nan

22, Co­me­dian, Ac­tor, Singer and Writer How did you get into this in­dus­try? By ac­ci­dent ... Or not. I played mu­sic and danced as a child , t hen as a teenager took act­ing classes. This lead to train­ing, au­di­tions, shows ... Then I met my best friend who con­vinced me to try stand-up. I be­came the youngest per­son to win the Hong Kong In­ter­na­tional Com­edy Com­pe­ti­tion, and have been per­form­ing ever since. The most em­pow­er­ing thing about your work? Per­form­ing has al­ways been some­thing that made me f eel com­fort­able with my­self. And when peo­ple tell me that they re­late to some­thing in my act and are glad that I said it out loud, that gets me off. How do you stay cre­ative? Doodling, danc­ing, jour­nal­ing and free writ­ing. Some­times, I also makeup songs for my­self as a gift that I can’t re­turn. Would you ever rec­om­mend do­ing stand- up? If you’ re in­ter­ested, do it. I must warn you, it’ s bru­tal. It’ s war. You will cry, your ego will be de­stroyed, and your fam­ily will send you hate-mail for sup­port­ing you on your artis­tic jour­ney.

Army shirt jacket, Levi’s; crop top, skirt, glasses and bracelet, Han­nan’s own

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