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Last Call to Run for Refuge

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Last Call to Run for Refuge

26th January 2015

This week is your last chance to apply to run for domestic violence charity Refuge at the London Marathon 2015. Refuge is the UK’s largest specialist provider of domestic violence services,…

Ladies get serious about comedy

Features

Ladies get serious about comedy

26th January 2015

At the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, a special panel of ‘Serious Ladies’ discussed the leaps and bounds made in the depiction on women in film and on TV. It might seem odd for Funny Women t…

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 Players and Friends Charity Show

Showcases

Funny Women Players and Friends Charity Show

25th January 2015

If you are a fan of the improv genre of comedy, and love a bit of television's 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' then come along to a fantastic evening in the company of our very own Funny Women …