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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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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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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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Your Weekly Release: LA Life and Lessons Learned

Your Weekly Release: LA Life and Lessons Learned

18th October 2013

After my debit card declined at Starbucks, I stepped out of line sheepishly, and took a little gander at my checking account. 82 cents. There it is. I refreshed the page. There it still is. This can’t be. I must have some money coming in. This can’t be my life. Surely in 33 years, I’ve learned to budget. Surely I didn’t go to Starbucks and get denied trying to buy a tall Pumpkin Spice Latte. They always tell you to live in the moment, and when it comes to money, I really do. My present self has zero regard for my future self.

I left Starbucks, and walked outside. I will say this about being broke. You really have to start appreciating the little things with 82 …

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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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