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And the Winner is...

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And the Winner is...

23rd September 2014

Drum roll please... Last night we had a fantastic time at the 2014 Funny Women Awards, hosted by the hilarious Katherine Ryan - who won the Awards in 2008 and has since gone from strength to stren…

The Reward of the Awards

Features

The Reward of the Awards

15th September 2014

On Monday 22nd September we will be holding the 12th annual Funny Women Awards. Some fantastic women have come through our flagship annual competition including Katherine Ryan, our host for this year&…

Funny Women was set up in 2002 by Lynne Parker, as a ‘knee jerk’ reaction to a misogynistic comedy promoter she worked with in 2000 who claimed that ‘women aren’t funny.’ At the heart of Funny Women’s philosophy is a desire to help women find their voice, whether that be through performing, writing or using humour in business and every-day life.

The Funny Women Awards were launched in 2003 and are now the benchmark for women breaking into comedy, nurturing female talents such as Bridget Christie, Susan Calman, Katherine Ryan, Andi Osho, Kerry Godliman, Sara Pascoe, Zoe Lyons and Holly Walsh as well as the hugely successful Sarah Millican.  The Awards are continuously diversifying with sub-categories for best Variety Act, Comedy Writing Award, and new for 2013, Best Show, and offer agency introductions, script options and mentoring as part of the prizes.

Funny Women’s unique ‘Stand Up to Stand Out’ comedy workshops are designed to help women utilize stand-up comedy techniques not only on-stage, but also in business and every-day life. These workshops take place on a monthly basis, as well as tailored training for corporate clients and individuals on request. The first ever ‘Workshop Weekend’ is scheduled for February 2013, with some of the industry’s top writers and performers helping participants hone their craft.

Funny Women also hosts regular comedy showcases in London and Brighton, with residencies at top comedy venues the Leicester Square Theatre and Komedia. Following a successful trial at the Richmond Literature Festival, Funny Women is now also branching out into literary festivals with a new format discussing writing female comedy with a panel of top writers and performers.

Funny Women’s website helps foster a unique online community, as the company actively encourages submissions from budding writers wanting to sharpen their comedy writing skills and get invaluable online presence for their work. We actively offer feedback and want to help develop the writers of the future, so don’t be afraid to send us your thoughts: info@funnywomen.com

Come in and join the fun!

Funny Women Team xxx

Funny Women Awards Charity Final 2014

Awards

Funny Women Awards Charity Final 2014

22nd September 2014

Over the last 11 years, leading female comedy brand Funny Women has searched the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland to find the best new female comic talent. With past winners includin…