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Funny Women Awards Finalists announced

Funny Women Awards Finalists announced

22nd August 2014

 

The time has finally come! After months of scouring the UK and Ireland, we now have the great pleasure of announcing the fantastic female comedians going through to the Funny Women Awards Final on Monday 22nd September at the Leicester Square Theatre in Central London.


We’ve been privileged to witness some really great acts over the 12 (!) years running the Awards - you can check out the full list of illustrious past winners and finalists here.


The registration fee, and all ticket sales for the Awards this year, has been in aid of charity Refuge, who do fantastic work every day for women and children affected by domestic violence.


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Hot on the Heels of the Semi Finals

Hot on the Heels of the Semi Finals

1st August 2014

We are fast approaching the third semi-final at Komedia in Brighton this coming Saturday 26th July. As ever this year's Funny Women Awards is packed full of amazing new female comedy talent, and some fruit! It just gets funnier and healthier (!?) every year.

We always have a fantastic time seeing brand new acts hit the comedy scene Funny Women style and we can't believe the heats have gone by so fast! So here is an update of our semi-finalists so far as we ready ourselves for a weekend by the seaside (all in the name of comedy you understand...) 

In Manchester Dotty Winters, one of our Funny Women Awards finalists from last year, hosted o…

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Funny Women Awards 2013 Winners - Twisted Loaf

Funny Women Awards 2013 Winners - Twisted Loaf

24th September 2013

Sketch double act, Twisted Loaf, comprise of Nina Smith and Libby Northedge.

They came from similar shells (one tall and red, one brown and scruffy) - class clowns who enjoyed entertaining their family and friends with characters and quips. They both ended up acting, both with a variety of companies; (Punchdrunk, Kindle Theatre, Odin Teatret, Lost & Found, Soho Theatre...)

They also spend their time teaching drama to small adults (kids) and big adults (actors). The latter profession brought them together on a skills sharing workshop!? Here, they decided to combine their shared skills of clowning, laughing, telling rude jokes and doing impressions of others. Their mutual …

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Funny Women Variety Awards 2013 Winners - Revan & Fennell

Funny Women Variety Awards 2013 Winners - Revan & Fennell

24th September 2013

Rosie (Revan) and Alice (Fennell) formed their sketch comedy partnership in late 2012 and have since performed at various theatres across London and at the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.

As well as reaching the Funny Women Awards Final this year(about which they are absolutely thrilled!), they were also finalists in Sketch Club's 'Best New Sketch Act 2013' and London Sketchfest 'Best Sketch Show'.

Comic influences include French and Saunders and Smack the Pony. They don't like to get overly sentimental, but would like to thank Rosie's dog, Benjo, for always believing in them.

You can follow Rosie and Alice's progress in the Awards on T…

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Funny Women Comedy Writing Award 2013 Winner - Cassie Pope

Funny Women Comedy Writing Award 2013 Winner - Cassie Pope

24th September 2013

Cassie Pope's brilliant Rocket Men is one of our three shortlisted entries for this year's Comedy Writing Award. We caught up with her to talk writing comedy before Monday's Charity Final at the Leicester Square Theatre!

Here's what Cassie had to say about her script:

"I came up with the idea for Rocket Men during my screenwriting MA last year - one of those "what if" questions that struck me whilst riding the tube. What if, with all our eccentricities and fumbling about, Britain had found itself leading the way in the Cold War space race? The thought made me giggle and I noted it down in my little pad.

When I saw the Funny Women competition…

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