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31st August 2010
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. The…
29th August 2010
The past few days in the Funny Women office.. best summed up by an impressionist painting
No room for jokes here. This has been tough. Really tough. Particularly this year. With more than 350 entrants to see(plus a waiting list for the first time EVER!) we knew it would never be easy. Not least with the varying degrees in standard of travel taverns, dubious ‘hotel’ rooms, laboriously long car journeys and Cath Kidston paraphernalia we’ve subjected ourselves to in our quest to find this year’s funniest star.
It’s all been worth it though. From the Hay Festival, to Hull, to Latitude, Liverpool and Edinb…Read more
26th August 2010
I knew it would be a magical week up here. From the moment Richard (Lynne’s husband) unveiled the electronic boot of his car which opens up majestically like a drawbridge from days of old – great aesthetically but not so good when trying to flee all those Funny Women groupies that fling themselves at us – I knew there would be more ooohs and aaahs in store. Of course, there always are up in Edinburgh in this self-contained bubble of non-stop partying and entertainment, not least for the city’s breathtaking scenery – it’s taken me at least 3 days to stop dribbling with appreciation over every cobblestone, “cute” little alleyway…Read more
19th August 2010
Our Lynne’s been getting quite a bit of exposure on the airwaves recently and gaining a reputation as something of a
commentator on all things comic. Please read her own account of her interview on The World Service, including her
call to female comics to enter FHM’s Stand Up competition.
“No sooner had I finished off an on air spat during the World Service’s lunchtime news round up, Newshour, on Monday
16th August with the curiously named Piers Hernu, who boasts a background as a city trader, gold smuggler,
commentator on ’laddism’ (whatever that is) and former editor of uber lads mag FHM, I then received a missive from
FHM itse…Read more
19th August 2010
We’re rather overwhelmed but delighted to report that we’ve had to add two extra heats to the competition this year. The amount of entries this year has surpassed 350, an all-time high, up on last year’s record of 250. We’re delighted that the amount of women entering has increased to such a monumental number and see this as yet further confirmation that there is more female talent out there performing on the circuit than ever.
Funny Women will see even more female comic talent at Just the Tonic At The Caves next week.
Every rose has its thorn however. This is also the first year that we’ve had to draw up a waiting list for a…Read more