Funny Women is going all out this year to celebrate the centenary of International Women’s Day. We’re bridge walking, dancing, putting on shows and setting up challenges to show just how far women have come in the last 100 years.
Funny Women is a leading cultural partner of The EQUALS campaign Oxfam’s global ambassador and Barclays Woman of the Year, Annie Lennox OBE, has brought together a coalition of charities and cultural organisations to champion women’s rights and ensure that the centenary of International Women’s Day (IWD), on 8 March, is a catalyst for celebration and positive change.
Annie Lennox says: “A lot h…Read more
25th February 2011
In honour of Miranda Hart’s celebrated, hit sitcom moving from BBC Two to BBC One, the channel has gone through the archives and picked out some of their female, comedy greats in this collection here.
I’m pleased to see the late, great, very talented Joyce Grenfell in the lineup; noted as one of the first female satirists in the business her comedy often had quite a twisted underlying message. Here’s a clip below of her classic, comic take on nursery teachers.
I’m also pleased to see Patricia Routledge in the list with her unforgettable character Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Bouquet of cours…Read more
15th February 2011
Our first Sunday showcase of the year featured a particularly impressive mix of relatively new performers, who are all no doubt headed for success on the comedy circuit. Our host, the effervescent Annabel Giles (and everyone’s favourite funny yummy mummy quite frankly) presided over a menu of top new talent, effortlessly charming the audience. Alas, with the majority of the audience coupled-up, she was unable to fully utilise her matchmaking skills although she did uncover some first-class theatrical talent in the first row, a young man who had enough admirable vocal confidence for a trained, professional actor to be envious of – and only 18 years of age!
I’m not nor…Read more
11th February 2011
We’re not going to make any allusions to cheering yourself up this Valentine’s weekend if you so happen to find yourself love-bereft during the ensuing romance-fest that’s about to hit the nation. Whether you’re single, attached, indifferent, chastened, heartbroken or juggling enough partners to keep Quagmire panting with envy, we think you’ll enjoy the entertainment we’ve got lined up for you this weekend.
Tickets are nearly sold out for tomorrow’s gig at our fabulous Komedia venue in Brighton (where the atmosphere is as hearty and embracing as the fresh/fresher air down there) so grab those fast to get a chance to see headliner Joanna N…
7th February 2011
From one double act to the next, Thankless Child are to appear on CBBC with Dick and Dom with a mix of sketches and improvised mayhem.
The duo produced two short sketches and also improvised some footage for the end of series compilation episode.
Black said of the experience: “It was really good fun filming for Dick and Dom. It didn’t feel too different performing in a studio because we still had an audience there. However, they were made up of 8-12 year olds so we were slightly concerned when we were writing for it beforehand! You don’t want it to go over their heads and be confusing but equally you don’t want to over-simplify it and patronise them. …Read more