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Funny Women get a Time Out

Funny Women get a Time Out

24th April 2014

 

Funny Women Awards 2011 finalist Sarah Callaghan, Evelyn Mok and Twayna Mayne - a 2010 Funny Women Awards semi-finalist - are featured in this year's Time Out Introduces: Comedy Class of 2014!

The Comedy Class of 2014 introduces 12 comedy acts that Time Out has pegged as the comedy stars of the future. We are delighted that two of our own 'graduates' have made this class. 

Evelyn Mok is 26 and hails from Sweden and described her comic style to Time Out as “racially insightful”, “female” and “bearable”. 

We met Sarah Callaghan in 2011 when she entered the Funny Women Awards a…

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Miranda to host a new Generation?

Miranda to host a new Generation?

22nd April 2014

With her penchant for the classic comedy and slapstick of family entertainment it seems natural that Miranda Hart’s name should come up for consideration to revive 'The Generation Game'.

Miranda is in early talks with the BBC to become the first woman host of the game show. Past hosts have been Bruce Forsyth, Larry Grayson and Jim Davidson. Miranda’s certainly got the catchphrases for the game show!

Miranda has in fact already appeared on 'The Generation Game' as a contestant with her on screen mother Patricia Hodge in a one off charity show hosted by Vernon Kay for Comic Relief 2012

Miranda told Brucie last year in an interview that she…

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Easter Wishes!

Easter Wishes!

20th April 2014

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter from the Funny Women Team!

This is a good time to think about what you want to achieve this year.  If you have always wanted to write or perform comedy we have plenty of things to encourage you.

If you need practical help and advice, we have workshops galore for performers, comedy writing and an advanced session for those of you who need a bit of a push. For details on all our forthcoming workshops, click HERE.

To give yourself a goal, why not enter for this year's Funny Women Awards?  It's fun, supportive and has produced some of the most talented women in comedy since we started the Awards in 2003. Check out our alumni HE…

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Time is Running Out to Run for Refuge!

Time is Running Out to Run for Refuge!

17th April 2014

Get your skates on. There's only one week left to register for the Bupa 10K for Refuge

Runners of all abilities are welcome, so don't worry if you aren't going to give Paula Radcliffe a run for her money. The event is bought to you by the London Marathon Ltd and even takes in some of the 2012 Olympic Marathon course!

You can take in the views of some of London’s most famous landmarks including Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye, and Buckingham Palace

Once you have registered you will receive:

* A free Refuge professional running vest

* A fundraising pack jam packed with tips on how to raise money and smas…

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Boston Celebrates Women in Comedy

Boston Celebrates Women in Comedy

16th April 2014

We've held shows, workshops and Awards heats across the country but we aren't content with just keeping you up to date with UK comedy news. Often we dip our toes in across the pond and we are very excited to see what the latest is with the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston, USA. 

This will be the sixth Women in Comedy Festival in Boston. The organisers continues on their mission which is "To bring together women and men from all walks of comedy: improv, sketch, stand up, musical comedy, and storytelling stand up...Our goal is to close the gender gap in comedy by simply allowing talented women to showcase their best work. Our festival is open to show and worksho…

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