Funny Women

News: Funny Women Stage Award Finalists Announced

This year's eight 2020 Funny Women Stage Awards finalists have been revealed.

The Funny Women team and a select panel of industry judges scored 320 submissions videos in multiple stages; two preliminary rounds, ten virtual heats rounds and two live online semi-finals, all during Lockdown!


News: Funny Women Stage Awards Reveal 2020 Semi-Finalists

The Funny Women Awards 2020 are officially two thirds of the way towards finding the UK and Ireland’s best breakthrough comedy talent (who happen to be women).


News: Funny Women Awards Announces Longlists

  1. The Funny Women Awards 2020 have three major announcements:

    The longlists for Comedy Writing and Comedy Shorts Awards are here and award winning actor, writer, stand-up and previous winner of the Funny Women Awards Andi Osho is revealed as Head Judge for The Funny Women Comedy Shorts Award 2020.


News: Funny Women Launches New Award For Comedy Writing

Funny Women is launching a new industry award to recognise the female writers of unscripted comedy.

The Award will be accepting nominations of the best women comedy writers from radio, tv and digital producers of unscripted comedy from Monday 29th June - Friday 21st August.

The Funny Women Best Comedy Writer Award with Comedy 50:50 has been created to recognise the women among the unsung heroes of comedy - the gag, sketch and additional material writers of TV, Radio and digital entertainment.


News: 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


News: NextUp Partners With Funny Women Awards 2020

NextUp, the digital comedy club streaming incredible unseen sets from the best of comedy’s rising stars, have announced they are partnering with the 2020 Funny Women Awards.
NextUp will be filming the final of the awards in September and it will be available to view on the platform after the awards.


News: Funny Women Awards To Go Online

The 2020 Funny Women Awards will go ahead but this year the awards will go ahead online for the first time.


Live Review: Funny Women Final, Bloomsbury Theatre, London, WC1

The fourth act in this year's Funny Women Stage Award final, Charlie George, commented soon after coming onstage that "No-one is straight any more." She had clearly being watching from the wings or chatting to her fellow finalists as almost all of this year's Funny Women final line-up were either gay, bisexual, transsexual or pansexual.


News: Funny Women Final – Results

The annual Funny Women final has taken place tonight at the Bloomsbury Theatre.

After over 400 entries for the Stage Award the competition was whittled down to ten finalists.

And the results are:

Third place: Charlie George

Second Place: Sian Davies

First Place: Laura Smyth

The other finalists were: Celya AB; Kemah Bob; Liz Guterbock; Jen Ives; Helena Langdon; Sarah Mann and Shelf.

Jo Brand was announced as a new Funny Women patron.


News: Funny Women Finalists Announced

The leading showcase for female comedy talent in the UK and Ireland, the Funny Women Awards, has announced its Stage Award Finalists.

Now in their 16th year, previous winners and finalists of the Funny Women Awards include Katherine Ryan, Zoe Lyons, Jayde Adams, Desiree Burch, Harriet Braine, Sara Pascoe, Sarah Millican, Susan Calman, Rachel Parris, Bridget Christie, Kerry Godliman and Roisin Conaty, with Thanyia Moore as the current title holder.



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