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Lack of funding hinders ending violence against women & girls

News

Lack of funding hinders ending violence against women & girls

27th November 2014

Research by international women's rights organisation Womankind Worldwide has found a shortfall in funding women's rights organisations working on the ground to end violence against women and …

Refuge Christmas Appeal

Features

Refuge Christmas Appeal

26th November 2014

For the past few years, Funny Women has been proud to support the charity Refuge, it is in fact our Charity of the Year. We’d like to take a quick serious moment to remind you of their Christmas…

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

 

Feeling Funny Being Human

Improv

Feeling Funny Being Human

21st November 2014

What can humour tell us about being human? To what extent is humour a feature of being human? Do we learn to be humorous or is it something we are born with? Can computers create humour? Do animal…