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Funny Women Stage Award - Interview with Aine Gallagher

Funny Women Stage Award - Interview with Aine Gallagher

29th September 2014

Post 2014 Funny Women Awards we caught up with finalist Aine Gallagher who, with her awkward self stylings had the audience in hysterics and impressed our panel of judges. 

Funny Women: So, how does it feel to have come second in the 2014 Funny Women Awards and what's next for your comedy career?

Aine Gallagher: It feels amazing to have come second, I genuinely was not expecting it at all. The standard in the whole competition was so high - I am absolutely thrilled. What's next? That's a really good question. I really enjoy doing comedy and I'm starting to build some nice momentum with it. I know I need to use this opportunity, whether that means just getting …

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Funny Women Stage Award - Interview with Lauren Pattison

Funny Women Stage Award - Interview with Lauren Pattison

25th September 2014

We've caught up with Funny Women Awards 2014 runner-up Lauren Pattison, to get her reaction to perfoming in the glittering awards final at the Leicester Square Theatre in front of a crowd of over 400 people, and (eek!) an illustrious panel of industry judges...

Funny Women: First off- well done! How does it feel to be a Funny Women Awards 2014 runner-up?

Lauren Pattison: Really good! I already picked the top three in my head before it was announced- and I didn’t include myself on that list! I didn’t expect it at all. I actually told my mum beforehand not to get her hopes up because I wasn’t going to place. I think that’s why I wasn’t so nervo…

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Meet the 2014 Comedy Writing Finalists - In These Shoes? By Sophie Fletcher and Megan Heffernan

Meet the 2014 Comedy Writing Finalists - In These Shoes? By Sophie Fletcher and Megan Heffernan

21st September 2014

Heffernan & Fletcher are a comedy double act who met at clown school in Paris. In 2009 they co-founded sketch group, The History Girls, were semi-finalists in the Laughing Horse New Act Award 2010, won the Audience Award at the Cofilmic Festival 2011 for their sketch The Bronte Sisters and were Best Show Nominees at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, 2012. Most recently they won the Hat Trick Short & Funnies Award 2013, for their sketch Baby, were runners up in the Gilded Balloon’s Best New Sketch Act 2013 and performed their debut show 'Roll It In Sequins' at the Edinburgh Fringe. This is their first sitcom script.

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Meet the 2014 Funny Women Comedy Writing Finalists - Chorus by Natalie Willbe

Meet the 2014 Funny Women Comedy Writing Finalists - Chorus by Natalie Willbe

21st September 2014

Following a career in advertising, Natalie is now a stay at home mum of two young boys. In between washing mud off things/people and fixing doors back on to assorted superhero vehicles, Natalie writes. 'Chorus' is her first adventure in scriptwriting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meet the 2014 Funny Women Comedy Writing Finalists - Single Young Professionals by Joanne Lau

Meet the 2014 Funny Women Comedy Writing Finalists - Single Young Professionals by Joanne Lau

21st September 2014

Lau is a nerdy scientist by day, which by all accounts should mean she fights crime by night, but instead she does comedy.  She's an award-winning stand-up comedian but has been pursuing comedy writing for the last two years. During this time she’s been a finalist in the Sitcom Mission 2014 and will be contributing to upcoming online magazine, Standard Issue.  She still gigs occasionally though because she’s a filthy dirty comedy addict.