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Feeling Funny about Being Human

Feeling Funny about Being Human

22nd October 2014

Our friends at the Centre for Comedy Studies (CCSR), Brunel University London, will be hosting an event on Friday 21st November featuring our very own Funny Women Players and Funny Women founder, Lynne Parker, as part of ‘Being Human’, the UK’s first national festival of the humanities.

Between 15th and 23rd November 2014, the festival will engage people from across the UK with innovative research.  Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy, the festival will draw together a programme of activities to inform, extend, and ignite contemporary thinking and imaginat…

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Teens Stand up to Stand out in London

Teens Stand up to Stand out in London

20th October 2014

This Saturday we are at the Feminism in London conference, at the Institute of Education, with our Stand Up and Stand Out workshop.

Funny Women Player and 2012 Awards finalist Lucy Frederick will be facilitating at a Stand up to Stand out workshop for 12 to 18 year olds.

We will be helping our feminist teen participants to develop their skills and help them overcome performance butterflies. We believe our workshop helps people build their confidence in all kinds of public speaking by helping them explore their funny side, improve relationships and enhance their communication skills. 

The workshop will kickstart inspiration, help resolve writer's block and get rid…

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Women in Comedy Festival 2014

Women in Comedy Festival 2014

6th October 2014

Autumn is finally upon us and with it sees the second Women in Comedy Festival

We will be there for the final weekend of the festival running our 'Stand Up to Stand Out' workshop for those inspired by all the great female comedy in the festival. We will be on hand to give you some insights in to how to perform and write comedy with this popular comedy workshops - the fun takes place at The Kings Arms in Salford, where we have held heats for the Funny Women Awards for the last three years, on Saturday 25th October from 4.00 to 6.00pm.

We are giving you the opportunity to not just watch women do comedy, but have a go at it yourself! The workshop will be facilitated by…

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'Books Are My Bag' at Foyles

'Books Are My Bag' at Foyles

3rd October 2014

Love books? Love comedy? Love stand–up comedians talking about their love of books on a Saturday afternoon in one of London’s top bookshops? Well of course you do! 

As part of the national BOOKS ARE MY BAG campaign, Foyles bookshop on Charing Cross Road is the enviable host of a great bookish comedy event in store on Saturday 11th October.

At 5.00pm join the award-wining Lucy Porter, Grumpy Old Woman, Jenny Éclair joins Channel 4's Stand Up for the Week, Sara Pascoe (shortlisted for this year's Edinburgh Comedy Award) and other guests from the world of comedy in conversation with BBC Radio 4's Viv Groskop (Front Row,Loose Ends) to talk about the…

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Womankind’s 25th Anniversary Is Cause to Celebrate & Laugh

Womankind’s 25th Anniversary Is Cause to Celebrate & Laugh

29th September 2014

We caught up with Disha Sughand, head of fundraising and marketing for Womankind Worldwide. Here she writes about about our forthcoming event to celebrate the charity's incredible 25th Anniversary. 

This year I am delighted to be co-ordinating a number of events celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Womankind Worldwide and our supporters have led the way in events and activities. The latest event to get excited about is ‘The Funny Women Players – A Journey to Enlightenment’ on Tuesday 21st October at the St James’s Theatre in London.

The Funny Women Players, Funny Women's very own fast-paced comedy troupe, will be taking the audience on a &…

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