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Funny Woman Sue Townsend Dies


Funny Woman Sue Townsend Dies

11th April 2014

Sue Townsend, the woman who brought us comedy gems such as the diaries of Adrian Mole, 'The Queen and I' and her 'Confessions of a Middle Aged Woman' has died at the age of 68 in her h…

Women Talk Balls about the World Cup


Women Talk Balls about the World Cup

14th April 2014

You might not think it but women and football go way back. According to press reports from 1898 two groups of women were involved in a violent clash over a football match. Last year Dr Matt McDowell f…


                                THE COMEDY WRITING AWARD

                    in assoCiation with the comedy unit and the huffington post


   Funny Women


What is the comedy writing award?

We know that not every writer is a performer, so this an opportunity for those happier behind the scenes to truly shine. That's why we're happy to be continuing the Comedy Writing Award in 2014, in association with award winning comedy production company The Comedy Unit, and leading news platform The Huffington Post.

Andrea Mann, Comedy Editor of The Huffington Post UK, had this to say about working with the Comedy Writing Award this year: "As someone who likes to champion women in comedy- as well as being a woman myself- I'm delighted, as Comedy Editor of The Huffington Post UK, to be involved in the Funny Women Awards. There are so many brilliant, funny women trying who deserve to have the spotlight shone on them- especially those who work behind the scenes as writers- and I believe these awards help to do just that."


The Prize:

£500 script option fee for a 12 month development period, including three weeks intensive mentoring  to complete the 30 minute script with dedicated access to a professional script editor.


An 8-15 page extract of a 30 minute comedy script for television. The script can take the form of a sitcom, sketch show, comedy drama- anything really, so long as it has a comic twist.

The Comedy Writing Award is all about encouraging new female writing talent. As such, entrants cannot be professional script writers! One- off jokes and sketches for TV/radio are fine, but if in doubt just drop us an email on


How to enter:

Register with the Funny Women Awards 2014 HERE. Registration is £15, and covers all Award categories.

Registration is per script rather than per person. Jointly written entries  (i.e. with a writing partner) need only register once.

Once you have registered, we will send you an info sheet with all the details on how to submit your script, and some realy useful tips for completing your script from The Comedy Unit.

The deadline for submissions is 31st August 2014. Ten scripts will be shortlisted and read by a panel of industry judges (you can read about our 2013 judges HERE). The top three entries will be invited to attend the Comedy Writing Award Final read through on 20th September at the Leicester Square Theatre, London, and the overall winner will be announced.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

You can find a full list of past winners and finalists 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…