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Taylor Glenn's Reverse Psycomedy

Taylor Glenn's Reverse Psycomedy

25th July 2012

 

Former psychotherapist Taylor Glenn is offering FREE therapy to her fellow comics at the forthcoming Edinburgh Fringe!  We’re not sure from the video below how much help this will be but it’s good to see the funny side of what can be a difficult topic.

“Ever feel like you're the craziest person in the room?” observes Taylor. “That's not a good sign when you're a psychotherapist.”

Taylor’s theme is high on the media agenda at the moment and mental health is currently the focus of the Channel 4 Goes Mad,  season of programmes challenging mental health stigma and discrimination, which has  featured&n…

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Good Time Girls on Film

Good Time Girls on Film

30th October 2013

The first comedy film I made was twenty years ago at university. I went through the course feeling completely equal to my male counterparts. Then I overheard a comment from a local videographer, who was working with some male friends of mine. My sister and I had decided not to work on a project. His response to this was “It doesn’t matter, they didn’t look like good time girls anyway”.

GOOD TIME GIRLS?!

There I was, believing I could be taken seriously as a comedy film maker, but because I wasn’t sexy enough for him, I wasn’t needed in the project. I went straight out and wrote the synopsis for my film 'Sluts On Heat.' The opening title …

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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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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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Best Show shortlist announced!

Best Show shortlist announced!

3rd September 2013

Nominations have been pouring in since Spring for our inaugural Funny Women Best Show Award and we have managed to whittle down the top three shortlisted shows!

A big thank you to all that have taken part - we were heartened by the sheer amount of great shows out there. A special mention must go to the four highly talented and energetic performers of Pinkatoe Theatre who massively entertained with their show A Womb With A View.

The overall winner will be announced at the Funny Women Awards Charity Final at the Leicester Square Theatre on Monday 23rd September 2013, alongside the MainVarietyComedy Writing and Real…

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