Funny Women Awards – London Regional Final

Funny Women Awards 2017 Regional Final hosted by Rosie Jones.

Help shape the future of female comedy at the first London Regional Final of the 2017 Funny Women Awards. Hosted by Funny Women Awards Finalist 2016 Rosie Jones.

This is our 15th year of running the Funny Women Awards. Funny Women’s producers have been around the UK and Ireland to find the newest and best female comedy talent and selected these fantastic acts who are competing for a place in the grand charity final in support of UN Women’s HeForShe movement. Funny Women Awards alumni include Zoe Lyons, Kerry Godliman, Bridget Christie, Susan Calman, Katherine Ryan, Sara Pascoe, London Hughes, Jayde Adams, Desiree Burch and last year’s winner, Harriet Braine, who is already making a name for herself. The much sought-after Stage Award focuses on five minute comedy performances in front of a live audience.

Host Rosie Jones is a critically acclaimed stand up and globe-trotting dynamo with a background in Tv production and writing on shows like ‘8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown’, ‘Would I Lie To You’ and ’The Last Leg’, who was mentored for the Funny Women Awards 2016 by one of her comedy heroes, Sara Pascoe. Now a regular on the comedy circuit, Rosie has appeared on ‘8 out of 10 Cats’, performed her debut one woman show at the Edinburgh Fringe and selected as one of Metro’s 9 Hilarious Women to Look Out For, all In 2017.

‘..a healthy streak of self-deprecation….it’s rare to see a comedian who exudes such joy’ (Steve Bennett, Chortle)

‘..a real sense of precision…every word is carefully chosen, her punchlines always land and her sense of timing is superb.’ (The Scotsman)

‘fresh, mischievous and utterly charming..’ (The List)

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Comedy
1hr 15m
The Vaults
17 Feb 21:15
£13.50
15+
21:15
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About the company

The Funny Women Awards

The Funny Women Awards now in its 15th year. Funny Women was founded by Lynne Parker in 2002 to help women find their voice through performing, writing and using humour in business and everyday life. The Funny Women Awards were launched in 2003, and we’ve seen some fantastic acts pass through our doors who are now major names on the comedy circuit including Bridget Christie, Katherine Ryan, Andi Osho and Sarah Millican.

Funny Women runs comedy workshops and showcase events in London, Manchester, Brighton and Edinburgh. The company also provides workplace training and coaching. ‘Time of the Month’ is a London based open mic night to develop and encourage women to try out new comedy ideas. All activities are supported by an informative and entertaining website featuring news, reviews and articles.

Funnywomen.com

Artistic Team
Host
Rosie Jones
Regional Finalists
TBC
Judges
TBC

Press & Reviews

London Hughes - Funny Women Awards Winner 2009

"When they announced my name [Awards in 2009] I bawled like Alexandra Burke when she won The X Factor. My motto? Good things come to those who waitress!”

Katherine Ryan - Funny Women Awards Winner 2008

"Comedy competitions are a great way to get talented performers together for a spirited showcase ... I had just started stand-up comedy when I won the award, and loads has changed since then. Funny Women provided me with lots of friends, advice, and exposure."