31st March 2015
No, this isn’t a daft new name for Liverpool. It turns out that ‘The Pool’ is a new website for women, launched this week by Lauren Laverne. It’ll include video, interviews and…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come in and join the fun!
Funny Women Team xxx
28th March 2015
Get ready Brighton, because we have a fantastic line up heading down to the Komedia on Saturday 28th March. As always we have picked some of the funniest women on the circuit to crack up the south coa…
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@laurenpattison ah shucks, thanks Lauren! Can't wait to laugh our socks off with again with you soon
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