Funny Women have teamed up with top London venue the Roundhouse for a unique twist to this year’s Awards climax. As part of the iconic Camden theatre’s Turning Point festival, Funny Women will be inviting 8 featured semi-finalists to take part in a very special “Laugh Chance Saloon” event on September 18th. Two wildcard slots in the 2010 Funny Women Awards final are up for grabs – and it’ll be the audience on the night deciding who goes through.
Here’s how it works. On September 6th, the top 24 new acts we’ve seen throughout our funny-finding foray across the UK will battle it out in semi-finals at the Leicester Square Theatre. These acts will be good. Very good. (After 8 years at the helm of Britain’s premier female comedy competition, we know how to spot a giggle-worthy gal.) Our judging panel of industry movers and shakers will select 10 of the best to qualify automatically for the charity final – in support of Object – on September 20th. “BUT,” we hear you cry, “The Funny Women Awards final always features TWELVE of the UK’s best new female acts!”. Well remembered, comedy fans – here’s where the good folks at the Roundhouse come in.
Like us, they believe shiny new talent deserves a shiny new platform (check out their fantastic outreach programmes at www.roundhouse.org), and they’re offering those 8 semi-finalists who fall just short of qualifying another chance to reach this year’s final. Two chances, in fact, as it’s two wildcard entries at stake in this exclusive one-off show. Making the grade will be a true test of comedic mettle, as it’s the audience alone who’ll decide the lucky pair going forward. The fate of funny rests in your hands…
Excited? So are we. Check out www.funnywomen.com/www.roundhouse.org for more information, and to book tickets.
Once more unto the punchline, dear friends.