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…
The Funny Women Awards have been celebrating new female comic talent for over 12 years, and we have been lucky enough to witness first hand the huge variety of hilarious comedians who are now major names on the comedy circuit. We are proud to have played a part in bringing more female voices onto the comedy scene and we have been inspired by the fantastic array of new talent we've seen in the live auditions every year.
We endeavour to be one of the friendliest and most diverse competitions on the comedy circuit, and we are honoured that so many acts choose to perform their very first gig with us. We see every entrant perform live, and even if you don't feel quite ready, why not give it a go just to kick start your performing career and gain a bit of stage time?
The Funny Women Awards are open to new female acts (up to five years performing) who can perform comedy in front of a live audience. We look for stand ups, impressionists, sketches, character and musical acts, ventriloquists, magicians, double acts and ensembles… anything, as long as it has a comic twist. As well as performance, the Comedy Writing and Comedy Shorts Awards seek to recognise those behind the scenes writing and creating new comedy material.
WHAT PAST ENTRANTS SAY:
"It was undoubtedly the most inspiring evening that I've had the pleasure to perform at!" Katie Pritchard A.K.A K-Pizz
"Many thanks for making it such a supportive and friendly night. It is always great to see how many talented women there are out there." Hannah Silvester
"I have honestly never experienced such a night of powerful all female comedy - bloody brilliant!" Lisa Payne, Pearl and Maybe
Click on the links below to find out more about each category...
The award categories:
The best all-round comedy performance!
Got a talent for writing? We know that not every writer is a performer, so this is an opportunity for those happier behind the scenes to truly shine
how to enter
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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@thepooluk thank YOU! Can't wait to read