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Miranda Hart closes Joke Shop

News

Miranda Hart closes Joke Shop

24th October 2014

A favourite funny woman of ours Miranda Hart has called time on her eponymous sitcom 'Miranda'. But don't worry, we won't be left in the dark over what happens to Miranda's joke sh…

Putting the Man in Manzai

Features

Putting the Man in Manzai

29th October 2014

If you think women in comedy here in the UK aren’t on TV as much as they should be, you should see Japan’s male-dominated comedy scene. Manzai is a traditional stand-up comedy style, and i…

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 'Stand Up to Stand Out' Workshop - Introductory

Workshops

Funny Women 'Stand Up to Stand Out' Workshop - Introductory

1st November 2014

Enjoy working with other women for a fun packed two hours. Find out how a humorous approach to life can be empowering with this introduction to the techniques of stand up. Even if you don’t fan…