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Real Funny Women Award Winner's show

Real Funny Women Award Winner's show

23rd April 2013

Funny Women first met Kristin Hallenga at the final of the Funny Women Awards in September 2012. Kris had been nominated for the Real Funny Women Award by the editor of Cosmopolitan Magazine, Louise Court, for the inspiring way that she approached both life and business with a cheeky sense of humour. Kris was the worthy winner of the Award, and was warm, funny and self-deprecating. What you would never have guessed simply to look at her is that 27 year old Kris suffers from breast cancer, which has reached stage four. There is no stage five.

Kris has used this devastating news to make it her mission to inspire a new generation of young women to check their breasts. Kris is passionate …

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Meet the Mentors!

26th May 2013

We are very proud to present to you our mentors. These ladies have been working hard to train up our contenders and make this event as phenominal as possible. 

 

Gabby Best

Gabby won our overally main prize, sponsored by Benefit Cosmetics, in last year's Funny Women Awards last year with her hilarious alter-ego 'Marijana'. Since graduating from the Oxford School of Drama, Gabby has set her sights on the comedy world, providing material for the Feral Pigeons and participating in the 2011 cast for the Edinburgh NewsRevue, which was featured in the British Comedy Guide’s Top 25 of the Fringe, and has recently been signed with Independent Talent.

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Intermission Youth Theatre presents H.M.P. Macbeth

Intermission Youth Theatre presents H.M.P. Macbeth

30th October 2013

Although based in Kensington, Intermission Youth Theatre have been working with teenagers all over London since 2008. The group engages with young people from London’s inner-city communities who are at risk of offending or who lack opportunity. Through drama workshops, they stage plays inspired by Shakespeare and devised and performed by young people in the group.

IYT’s latest outing, H.M.P. Macbeth, is a modern retelling of one of the Bard’s most famous plays. Set in a female prison, Macbeth is an officer loyal to his Governor. But after an encounter with strange inmates who foretell that Macbeth will one day run the prison, the tables begin to turn. Together with h…

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Finalist Profile: Bekka Bowling

Finalist Profile: Bekka Bowling

13th September 2011

 

I have been obsessed with Funny Women for the past five years, loyally attending the final like a creepy stalker. (I wore a rainmac and followed the winners home). So to actually be in the final is MESSING WITH MY MIND!!!

My first round was only my third gig ever, and I didn’t tell anyone I was doing it because I thought it would just be embarrassing for all in attendance. Now, I can’t stop telling people about it. This morning I even whispered it into the ear of a man I was pressed against on the circle line. It’s fair to say I feel like a pretty big deal!

My act, in a nut shell, is a 23 year old girl who bares an uncanny resemblance to Bill Nigh…

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Emma Packer: A London Mini-Tour!

Emma Packer: A London Mini-Tour!

6th November 2013

Emma Packer certainly managed to fit a lot in this summer. Not only did she take an hour-long show up to Edinburgh Fringe - she introduced an entire cast of weird and wonderful creations in the process! If you missed out on seeing Emma this summer, never fear - she’s bringing herself and her ménage of kooky characters to London with a mini-tour of gigs.

What’s The Point In Living If You Can’t Cha-Cha-Cha? is a whirlwind 60 minutes featuring one actor and eight very different individuals, and combining live performance and video sequences. From chavvy wordsmith Amy Jones to Susannah Cavenaugh, an Australian TV saleswoman with a penchant for Tupperware, no two c…

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