Funny Women founder Lynne Parker gives us her thoughts on our run-in with the Prince! No, not muso Prince.. but still pretty cool!
“I never thought I’d hear the words ‘Funny Women’ come out of the mouth of Royalty yet Saturday was a first when we had the honour of meeting Prince Charles!
We were invited to perform as part of the nationally celebrated Armed Forces Day in Cardiff Bay on Saturday 26th June – both in the Wales Millennium Centre and in the special Armed Forces Arena set up for the celebrations overlooking the wonderful Bay area of Cardiff, home to Doctor Who and Torchwood.
Anna Keirle, Suzy Bennett and Miss London disported…
Funny Women winner (2007) Andi Osho is set to star in the new stand-up show Stand Up For The Week. The show which airs for the first time tonight on Channel 4 will be recorded in front of a live studio audience of celebrities and politicians every week at music and club venue Koko based in Camden, London.
The show will get back to stand-up's roots
Andi performs with comics, Jack Whitehall, Kevin Bridges and Rich Hall, who will all focus on different topics from the week, which include celebrity culture and the internet. The creators of the show insist it’s nothing like Mock The Week and host Patrick Kielty says it will be &ldqu…Read more
24th June 2010
A strange thing happened to Team Funny Women this weekend. Now, we’re a fairly enlightened bunch of 21st Century gal-pals, fluttering little more than an objective eyelid when faced with the weird and wonderful. (It’s amazing how quickly Travel- Lodge-living teaches you the benefits of emotional detachment. And air freshener.) Indeed, this year’s Awards tour has already seen us staying in a Yorkshire guesthouse frequented by the cast of “Last of the Summer Wine” – oh, the glamour – helping Mrs. Barbara nice hurtle down a staircase atop a silver platter, and taking tea with Alistair Campbell and Anne Robinson at the Hay Festival. (*Disclaimer: &ldq…Read more
20th June 2010
“Five years ago you couldn’t get an Asian woman out of the house, now they’re all doing stand-up comedy!” Shazia’s opening wisecrack got a roar of laughter from the audience but it didn’t conceal the look of concern on her face entirely… the Funny Women heat at Asia House proved there is a hotbed of Asian talent out there, so Shazia may well have some competition coming up through the ranks to rival her.. as if still getting confused with Shappi Khorsandi wasn’t enough to drive her around the bend..
Ribald beyond compare
The night, organised in partnership with PAWA (Pan Asian Women’s Associatio…Read more