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Miranda Hart closes Joke Shop

News

Miranda Hart closes Joke Shop

24th October 2014

A favourite funny woman of ours Miranda Hart has called time on her eponymous sitcom 'Miranda'. But don't worry, we won't be left in the dark over what happens to Miranda's joke sh…

Putting the Man in Manzai

Features

Putting the Man in Manzai

29th October 2014

If you think women in comedy here in the UK aren’t on TV as much as they should be, you should see Japan’s male-dominated comedy scene. Manzai is a traditional stand-up comedy style, and i…

              

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!

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:

 

funny women  stage award 

The best all-round comedy performance!

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

*NEW FOR 2014*  COMEDY SHORTs award

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

Registeration for the Funny Women Awards is now closed for 2014. Please check back in Spring 2015!
 
A full list of past winners and finalists can be found HERE.
 
 
For more information about the Awards, drop us an email to awards2014@funnywomen.com
 

 

Brighton Nights

Showcases

Brighton Nights

25th October 2014

Brighton! Head down to the Komedia for your chance to see this year's Funny Women Awards winner Jayde Adams who is headlining this month's Funny Women Brighton Nights! The multi-tale…