News: Funny Women Stage Award 2020 Virtual Heats’ Lists Announced

Funny Women Stage Award 2020 Virtual Heats’ Lists Announced

The Funny Women Stage Award 2020 virtual heats’ lists have been announced.

325 submission videos have been viewed, reviewed and scored at least three times by both Funny Women and independent judges.

And those now going through to Stage Award Virtual Heats are:

Cerian Wilshere-Davies

Taran O'Sullivan

Kate Feeney

Olivia Flood-Wylie

Vix Leyton

Marjolein Robertson

Bella Hull

Tamsyn Kelly

Karen Hobbs

Davina Bentley

Kelly Edgar

Madeleine MacMahon

Ania Magliano

Sharlin Jahan

Gillian Fitzgerald

Sharon Em

Eryn Tett

Martha Pothen

Eliza Fraser

Lydia Rickards

Isabel Brodie

Lorna Welsh

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Sophie McCartney

Emily Higginson

Katie Green

Roisin Caird

Ruby Carr

Christina O'Sullivan

Katie McLeod

Mary O'Connell

Suchandrika Chakrabarti

Abigail Weinstock

Caroline McEvoy

Jess Durand

Jacqui Doherty

Katy Trevor

Victoria Olsina

Fiona Ridgewell

Louise O’Toole

Ribs Norman

Naomi Cooper

Lucy Holbrook

Izzy Askwith

Lou Taylor

Mhairi Quiroz-Aitken

Justine Stafford

Ilayda Arden

Nancy Norton

Ambika Mod


Lauren Douglin

Kathy Maniura

“I’d like to say congratulations to ALL that entered; we never underestimate the nerve and commitment it takes to get up in front of an audience or a camera and perform comedy,“ said Becky Singh, Funny Women Awards Director.

There have actually been some unexpected positives to this year’s Stage Awards. It’s been hugely gratifying to see previous entrants back and even better than before but this year we've also seen a record number of new faces making waves in the judging panels; with more entrants than ever from across the globe.

One of the issues we have had in previous years is geography. We’ve had no shortage of influential industry members wishing to judge or entrants from across the UK and Ireland, but producing gigs that they could all physically attend was always a real juggling act.

With the upcoming 2020 Virtual Heats we’re now able to secure a far greater level of participation from our judges all over the regions and in turn, for the first time they will be able to see and influence the journey of our entrants from across the UK and Ireland, not just those in their particular area.

The 10 Virtual Heat shows will take place in online private judging screenings starting Wednesday June 24th and through til the end of July. Each Heat will feature five or six submission videos only and will be held on an exciting new type of digital platform that allows all participants to hear each other and the acts simultaneously as they would in a gig space.

As with previous years, the scoring will be tallied at the end of all the heats and at the end of July we will announce our semi-finalists. “




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