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Sister Snog Take the Challenge

Sister Snog Take the Challenge

11th July 2011

Last week saw another chapter in the development of the whole Funny Women Challenge concept that we first launched last year with our local charity partner, The Victoria Foundation. This time is was the turn of Sister Snog, a selective business club that connects like-minded women in business and beyond.  Funny Women is a 'Looking-Glass-Sister' and gave it’s time to train and mentor the five Challengers. 

Helping me to train our comedy virgins were several performers including impressionist and voice over supremo Kate O’Sullivan, singer and comic, Sara J Novak, and Bernie Morgan who is the CEO and founder of her own…

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Saunders & Balding: Live!

Saunders & Balding: Live!

29th October 2013

If you need any convincing to buy Jennifer Saunder’s new autobiography ‘Bonkers: My Life in Laughs’ (what’s wrong with you?!) or are simply a fan then this is the interview for you. Today from 12 noon you can watch Clare Balding interview Jennifer Saunders at the Southbank Centre book launch on a live stream and then on demand. Or you can have a sneak peek here of the best bits! 

Clare, whose own autobiography, Jennifer told Decca Aitkenhead, was instrumental in inspiring her decision to write the book: "Oh fuck it, I can write a book. I like Clare Balding's book, Dawn [French] has written a book, and I just thought, I'm going to write a book.…

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Vintage Funny Women Awards: Judy Garland

Vintage Funny Women Awards: Judy Garland

9th June 2014

Each month I take a look at Funny Women from throughout the 20th Century – stating their case so that you may decide which to vote your favourite Vintage Funny Woman. So far we have looked at Fanny Brice, Lucille Ball and Yorkshire’s Marti Caine and Music Hall star Vesta Tilley. This month I have chosen to focus on the movie star and legend Judy Garland.

"People always thought I was funny. I was never funny. You know who was truly funny? Judy Garland. Judy Garland was funny. She made me look like a mortician." Lucille Ball

I feel slightly biased as I start to write this column. Judy Garland has been a massive part of my life ever since I used to watch he…

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Beyonce: The Mrs. Carter Show

Beyonce: The Mrs. Carter Show

3rd May 2013

What was my opinion on the Mrs. Carter Show, I hear you cry. Well, it’s a pants tour name for a start. Was Queen Bey so busy overseeing her empire, birthing a child (whom I have an extremely unhealthy fascination with) and penning the likes of 'Independent Women' and 'Single Ladies', that she just completely missed the female emancipation memo…?

But moving swiftly on: her vocal abilities - she opens her mouth and harp-strumming angels soar out. Her dancing - she can gyrate faster than a pneumatic drill, it's a vision to behold. I bet she can do an entire Insanity workout without even breaking a sweat. Her beauty – breath taking. There is simply n…

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Walk like a Lady, Dress like an 11 Year Old

Walk like a Lady, Dress like an 11 Year Old

30th October 2013

I’m a woman who loves clothes, shoes and handbags. That’s probably not much of a shock. What does surprise people, when they meet me at least, is that I’m 4’10”. ‘Knee-high to a grasshopper’ - or whatever sickeningly twee euphemism for ‘short’ we’re using these days. The term ‘grown-up’ is applied to me in probably the loosest sense of the word.

With every birthday and awkward shuffle further into adulthood, I know I’m not getting any taller any time soon – or in fact ever. For I am destined to be forever rejected by basketball teams and turfed out of the queue for rollercoasters. Being tiny does have …

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