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A BFF is for life & maybe for Christmas

A BFF is for life & maybe for Christmas

28th November 2014

The advent calendars and mince pies have been in the shops since Halloween, so you all know Christmas is on its way! For those among you who are highly organised, know exactly where the Christmas tree baubles are and like to have your presents all wrapped up and ready before December even starts we have an idea for you.

If you can't decide what to get a funny friend forget about any novelty item from the shop and get them the gift that will keep them giggling long after the wrapping has come off with a Funny Women BFF!

This year our BFFs (or Best Friends Forever) enjoyed an evening with Jo Brand for our launch. Jo answered all our BFF's questions about the comedy industry …

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Only one female character?! Why comedies are a great place to start…

Only one female character?! Why comedies are a great place to start…

28th November 2014

In June 2014, director Alex Lightman produced his first feature film, 'Tear Me Apart'. Acutely aware that they only had one speaking female role, they knew how important research would be…

In May 2013 a couple of friends – screenwriter Tom Kerevan and Cinematographer Ernesto Herrmann and I – made the somewhat snap decision to take the plunge and produce a feature film ourselves. The idea for the film, Tear Me Apart, emerged in the space of five minutes over a cup of coffee. Tom had access to post-apocalyptic cinematic locations in Cornwall, I liked the idea of exploring survivalist characters within this world, and Ern wanted to spread the love. So there we …

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Refuge Christmas Appeal

Refuge Christmas Appeal

26th November 2014

For the past few years, Funny Women has been proud to support the charity Refuge, it is in fact our Charity of the Year. We’d like to take a quick serious moment to remind you of their Christmas appeal this year and how you could help.

Refuge supports more than 3,000 women and children every day, and wants to make sure that all of them have the best Christmas possible.
There are two ways you can donate:

1. Buy a Christmas present for a woman or child who has escaped from domestic violence

Refuge is working with John Lewis to make this possible. Go to the John Lewis Gift List, make a purchase and enter the special code 609505. To preserve confidentiality, all gifts will…

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The Mother & Daughter Tour

The Mother & Daughter Tour

24th November 2014

Making ‘Jana and Heidi’ has been an interesting experience for both of us. We made the show ‘Jana & Heidi’ after mum saw a young comedian in 2013 and whispered to me during his set “Pops, is he meant to be funny? Because I’m funnier than him” and then suggested we make a show together!

Mum had no prior experience of performing, and when we started to devise the show I was surprised how much she trusted me in the making of it. She trusted me totally to explore areas of our relationship that were uncomfortable, and had been difficult for us in previous years, and to look at her own relationship with her mum. 

We started off not real…

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Busy Battle

Busy Battle

18th November 2014

Have you been wondering what 2014 Funny Women Awards finalist Samantha Baines and semi finalist Helen Sorren have been up to? Well they have been busy. Busy, busy, busy. Probably busier than you. So busy in fact they might challenge you to a busy battle. But not so busy they couldn't create this hilarious video 'Busy Battle' in which they play two busy office workers trying to find the time for lunch. 

The pair also have their own radio show on Hoxton Radio be sure to tune into Sam and Helen: Ladies What Brunch every Saturday from 10am to 12noon.

 

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