Siobhan Brandman

Siobhan Brandman

As with everyone who was on our initial starting team to launch the farrah, we met Siobhan on Zoom.  Siobhan caught our eye immediately because her look is so strikingly unique. And her red hair was captivating.  The moment she popped onto our screens we felt like we knew her forever.  Our conversations started off on the philosophical implications of Covid-19, how it may change our lives forever, how it should change our lives forever because if we don’t learn anything from this unreal period in history, we would have blown an opportunity to reinvent ourselves for the better. Siobhan is definitely taking this time to reinvent herself for the better.  Although how much more interesting and better she can become is beyond us. Yet we’re excited to see how she manifests all of the wonderful things about herself into the person she wants to be.

Here’s an interview we did with her.  We think featuring the women we met is the best way for others to experience the wonderful joy we experienced in getting to know these women.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up around Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY!

What inspired you growing up? What inspires you today? 

I grew up going to performing arts schools, so I’m super inspired by any (performing) arts medium. I love to see people being vulnerable and putting themselves out there, regardless of whether or not I can appreciate their work. It’s brave to put oneself out there. Recently, I’ve been super inspired by stand up comedy and independent journalism and hope, moving forward, I can find a way to successfully marry the two. I really want to create comedy that encourages people to be their most liberated most informed selves.

Did you always have the same path in mind or did you pivot at some point? If so why?

I really thought I wanted to do musical theatre, but then when I started getting involved in the scene after college, I realized it wasn’t necessarily my “vibe” (not to say it won’t be in the future.) I think we need to normalize doing something else when the thing we thought we were going to do doesn’t turn out to be the thing that lights our fire. It takes actual trial and tribulation to figure out what you’re most passionate about. Thanks to my life experience, for me now, my passions are centered around making people laugh and ending imperialism and inequality. #FreeAssange

What have you been doing to stay sane during COVID? 

Sane? lol. Reading a lot of the Grayzone and Mintpress News, trying to get to what’s really going on. Working on writing a news show and short film. Meditating. Healing myself. Get yourself a copy of Julie Cameron’s “The Artist Way.” Oh and a few short films I’m in went to festivals (albeit they were virtual this year), but I’m super proud of my film Wally Wenda, directed by the incredible Diane Russo, which played in Palm Springs Fest and Woodstock Fest to name a few! 

What’s it like doing stand up comedy and how did you get into it? 

I started watching Chelsea Handler (who I no longer stan) and was OBSESSED. I thought “if she can do that, I can do that.” I started imagining me telling jokes to crowd in the shower and in bed at night. IT WAS ALL I COULD THINK ABOUT. Then, I went out one St. Patrick’s Day and I met a guy who booked shows at comedy clubs and I basically lied about my experience and he offered me a slot on a bill. I did it without ever doing an open mic and killed it for the first time. I’ll link here if you want to see it :)  Been chasing the dragon so to speak ever since. Though with COVID, comedy clubs are closed. :(

Have you recently picked up any hobbies or interests? 

Honestly, community work and mutual aid. It’s something we all need to be donating our time to, especially right now. Find something you love and donate your time. For me a lot of it has to do with protesting, but also I’m getting involved with a few organizations I’m passionate about.

How would you best describe your personal style? 

I wear whatever speaks to me. No matter how bold or weird. I tend to like 60’s/70’s-esque statement pieces. I want to be buried in my big chunky pilgrim style platform heels. Also, really loving the loud dangling rhinestone Area jewelry I picked up at their sample sale recently.


What does your hair say about you? 

I communicate with my hair. If it’s big and blown out, I’m saying TODAY IS AN EXPERIENCE. You all get to experience my hair and my hair gets to experience you! Doing my hair really just brings my confidence up a level. Also, I like to Farrah it, and people stop me on the street to tell me they love it, makes me hope they’re inspired to make a statement with their hair and/or style.



What was your experience like with the farrah? 

Love it. Threw out my curling iron (which was my go to tool). The Farrah makes doing my hair quick and easy. Plus it doesn’t burn it and make dry and oily the way my previous clamp tool did. It’s almost like a blow out, but wayyyyy easier to do.

What do you look for in a styling tool?

Lightweight, easy to use. QUICK and EFFICIENT. (I’m lazy.)

Any beauty secrets you want to share? 

Retinol for fine lines. Drinking water. Lipstick as blush. Castor oil for your eyebrows and eyelashes.

What are your hopes for the future? 

World peace. And having a late night daily show.

Whats the biggest lesson you have learned so far? 

Don’t block your blessings. Our subconscious literally affects our reality - we have to keep ourselves in the right headspace.

Any advice to share about anything?

We all need to be nicer to ourselves and meet ourselves where we are. The world is changing and we need to save ourselves to help others. Be the person you want to see in the world and it will inspire others to be their most authentic selves! (Read: “Compassion” by Osho)

Check out Siobhan's Comedy below and follow her on Instagram