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Funny Women get a Time Out


Funny Women get a Time Out

24th April 2014

Funny Women Awards 2011 finalist Sarah Callaghan, Evelyn Mok and Twayna Mayne - a 2010 Funny Women Awards semi-finalist - are featured in this year's Time Out Introduces: Comedy Class of 201…

The Way Rachel Mars Tells Them


The Way Rachel Mars Tells Them

24th April 2014

Rachel Mars has a comedy problem. She has been addressing it in her show 'The Way You Tell Them' which is a show about "how to use and abuse comedy". We caught up with Rachel to talk about wha…


The Funny Women Awards have been celebrating new female comic talent for over 11 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 categories, the Comedy Writing Award seeks to recognise those behind the scenes writing the jokes!


"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:


STand-up award 

The best all-round stand up performance.

variety award

Celebrating the best musical, sketch, character, impressionist or just plain unusual acts!

comedy writing award

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.

best show award

Have you seen a live comedy show lately that you feel deserves recognition? Funny Women celebrate the best female devised shows of 2014.

*NEW FOR 2014* BEST COMEDY SHORT - coming soon!

Funny Women want to recognise the dazzling array of female talent producing online comedy shorts - from sitcoms to sketches, animations and short films - as long as it's funny!


how to enter

Register with the Funny Women Awards 2014 HERE. Registration is £15, and covers all Awards categories.
For more information about the Awards, drop us an email at
A full list of past winners and finalists can be found HERE.





Funny Women Introductory Workshop


Funny Women Introductory Workshop

5th April 2014

Enjoy working with other women for a fun packed two hours. Find out how a humorous approach to life can be empowering with this introduction to the techniques of stand up. Even if you don’t fan…