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Celia Pacquola wins Amused Moose Laughter Award 2014

News

Celia Pacquola wins Amused Moose Laughter Award 2014

19th August 2014

Stand up comedian Celia Pacquola been named the winner of the Amused Moose Laughter Award 2014, out of over 100 other hopefuls, for her Edinburgh Fringe show 'Let Me Know How It All Turns Out'…

Skirting the Fringe

Features

Skirting the Fringe

26th August 2014

As the last flyers are swept away and the temporary poster sites are discarded, Edinburgh returns to its grey granite fiscal normality as the Fringe ends for another year. Bigger and more expansive th…

Funny Women was set up in 2002 by Lynne Parker, as a ‘knee jerk’ reaction to a misogynistic comedy promoter she worked with in 2000 who claimed that ‘women aren’t funny.’ At the heart of Funny Women’s philosophy is a desire to help women find their voice, whether that be through performing, writing or using humour in business and every-day life.

The Funny Women Awards were launched in 2003 and are now the benchmark for women breaking into comedy, nurturing female talents such as Bridget Christie, Susan Calman, Katherine Ryan, Andi Osho, Kerry Godliman, Sara Pascoe, Zoe Lyons and Holly Walsh as well as the hugely successful Sarah Millican.  The Awards are continuously diversifying with sub-categories for best Variety Act, Comedy Writing, Best Show, and new for 2014 Best Comedy Short offer agency introductions, script options and mentoring as part of the prizes.

Funny Women’s unique ‘Stand Up to Stand Out’ comedy workshops are designed to help women utilize stand-up comedy techniques not only on-stage, but also in business and every-day life. These workshops take place on a monthly basis, as well as tailored training for corporate clients and individuals on request. We also hold 'Workshop Weekends' with some of the industry’s top writers and performers helping participants hone their craft.

Funny Women also hosts regular comedy showcases in London and Brighton, with residencies at top comedy venues the Leicester Square Theatre and Komedia. Following a successful trial at the Richmond Literature Festival, Funny Women is now also branching out into literary festivals with a new format discussing writing female comedy with a panel of top writers and performers.

Funny Women’s website helps foster a unique online community, as the company actively encourages submissions from budding writers wanting to sharpen their comedy writing skills and get invaluable online presence for their work. We actively offer feedback and want to help develop the writers of the future, so don’t be afraid to send us your thought by sending us an email to info@funnywomen.com.

Come in and join the fun!

Funny Women Team xxx

 

Funny Women Awards Semi-final - Edinburgh

Awards

Funny Women Awards Semi-final - Edinburgh

15th August 2014

The Funny Women Awards have been promoting female comics for over a decade, and we’ve seen some fantastic acts pass through our doors who are now major names on the comedy circuit including Kath…