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Top Three for Comedy Shorts and Writing Awards!

Top Three for Comedy Shorts and Writing Awards!

18th September 2014

We are delighted to announce the final three shortlisted writers and film makers going through to the final stages of our prestigious Comedy Writing Award and Comedy Shorts Award

It was a hard decision, as ever, but our wonderful judges: Andrea Mann (Huffington Post UK Comedy Editor), Gavin Smith (The Comedy Unit), Gurinder Chadha (Award winning film director) and Lourdes Diaz (Comedy Central); helped us whittle down the longlists to choose the final top three in both categories.

The overall winners will be announced at the glittering Funny Women Awards Final on Monday evening, 22nd September in front of an invited audience and in support of domestic violence charity, Refug…

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Comedy Shorts and Writing Award Shortlists announced!

Comedy Shorts and Writing Award Shortlists announced!

16th September 2014

It's Awards Shortlist day at Funny Women HQ! Thanks to all the amazingly talented film makers and script writers who entered this year. Not only have you made us laugh, but you've helped raise thousands of pounds for domestic violence charity, Refuge. Well done!

Our panel of judges will be deciding the overall winner of both categories this afternoon, so not too long to wait! The creators of the top three scripts and films will be invited to join us at the Funny Women Awards Final next Monday 22nd September at the Leicester Square Theatre in Central London, and the overall winners in both categories will be announced on the night.

Our judges include award winning director …

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Meet the 2014 Funny Women Awards Finalists - Massive Dad

Meet the 2014 Funny Women Awards Finalists - Massive Dad

8th September 2014

 

1) Full name/s: MASSIVE DAD - Stevie Martin, Tessa Coates and Liz Smith.

2) Hometown: London.

3) What/who is your comedy inspiration?

Smack the Pony, Victoria Wood, Blackadder, Black Books, Spaced, Big Train. 

4) How long have you been performing comedy?

Just over a year.

5) How does it feel to be in the Funny Women Awards Final?

Absolutely fantastic! We're thrilled to be included in the final, there's been nothing but amazingly talented people all the way through from the first heats so we're pretty honoured to be here.

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Meet the 2014 Funny Women Awards Finalists - Aine Gallagher

Meet the 2014 Funny Women Awards Finalists - Aine Gallagher

8th September 2014

 

1) Full name: AINE GALLAGHER

2) Hometown: Dublin

3) What/who is your comedy inspiration?

David O'Doherty - he can make the simplest of things absolutely hilarious, he is a total genius. My cousin Leonor, aka 'Zocorro', for her unique and bizarre style. Sarah Millican - no reason required. Anyone who has something individual, creative and brave about their comedy.

4) How long have you been performing comedy?

I began in 2011 and have really stepped up a gear over the past year. Up to 2013, I had done very little.

5) How does it feel to be in the Funny Women Awards Final? 

I can't believe it. I don't think it has reall…

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Meet the 2014 Funny Women Awards Finalists- Hannah Bananna

Meet the 2014 Funny Women Awards Finalists- Hannah Bananna

8th September 2014

 

1) Full name:  Hannah Bananna aka HANNAH CHALMERS

2) Hometown:  London, although I'm originally from Norfolk.

3) What/who is your comedy inspiration? 

Steve Coogan. I really enjoy creating characters. I'd like to create a show like his 'Live 'n' Lewd' and 'The Man Who Thinks He's It' shows. I love Morgana Robinson's character, Gilbert. I also love surreal comedy like Monty Python and Sam Simmons. 

4) How long have you been performing comedy?

My first ever stand-up gig was in April earlier this year at the showcase of the course I did at the Comedy School. I first performed as Hannah Bananna in June a…

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