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Feeling Funny, Being Human - and researching comedy well

Feeling Funny, Being Human - and researching comedy well

27th November 2014

What kind of tree is nauseated? A sick-amore.

What is the difference between a desolate amusement and a smart impact? One is a bleak show; the other is a chic blow.

These jokes were created by The Joking Computer, produced as part of a research project at the University of Aberdeen.  While they may make lame Christmas cracker gags seem like Oscar Wilde’s sharpest witticisms, the Joking Computer’s purpose is to not to be funnier than humans but to help us understand the question: What can humour tell us about being human?

This was the central question tackled by the 'Feeling Funny, Being Human’ event, held at Brunel University London on 21 November, a…

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Nudinits Knit Safe for Work

Nudinits Knit Safe for Work

11th November 2014

When I say I want to see more women in comedy, I don’t usually mean more of the body parts which make them distinctly female. I can certainly appreciate the female form in art and sculpture, but an underdressed woman on stage is more likely to make me giggle out of embarrassment.

Someone on the Funny Women team (who will remain nameless to protect the guilty) clearly has other ideas. She sent me a clip of a completely knitted comedy show in which all of the characters are naked.

Nudinits is a new online feature with both male and female characters, and I’m sure you’ll believe me when I say they’ve been knitted quite realistically. The story is set in the fi…

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Yes to Amy Poehler, Please

Yes to Amy Poehler, Please

6th November 2014

'Yes Please' is Amy Poehler's first book. She has written scripts, sketches and acceptance speeches but never a book. Until now. Where her regular comedy partner Tina Fey's book 'Bossypants' is funny, smart and chronological Amy's is funny, smart and haphazard. Some of the chapters are written by fellow comedians (Seth Meyers) and family (her mother writes of Amy's birth - which is fair enough as she remembers is in more detail than Amy). It's a great insight into the irreverent humour of Amy Poehler. 

This is not just an autobiography, this is like a highly detailed scrapbook in which Amy shares great photos from her career and childhood, alon…

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Stand up to Give it a Go!

Stand up to Give it a Go!

3rd November 2014

The regular Funny Women Stand Up To Stand Out workshops are designed for complete beginners. It’s a supportive, short introduction to developing funny ideas and having the confidence to present them.

Now, you’d expect me to say something positive like that as someone who writes for www.funnywomen.com quite often. But this week I took myself along to one of the workshops and actually gave it a go. I made some new friends and had a really great time, and I’ve got the basics of another five minutes of stand up to add to my own routines.

The St. James Theatre is a new venue for the workshop, and the Studio downstairs is a nice, intimate and welcoming place to hold it…

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Taming Who?

Taming Who?

31st October 2014

You’ve probably heard of Harrods. You might not have heard of St. Saviour’s Church, which is just behind the swish department store in Knightsbridge. The church is the home of the Intermission Youth Theatre group, and this week a few of us visited to see their modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s 'The Taming of the Shrew', the aptly named, ‘Taming Who?’

The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy, and explores the roles of men and women in relationships. As you might expect, we were keen to see how the cast provided their own take on the story, especially in our modern society. A modern day Shakespeare would be impressed with the twist they have added at th…

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