Funny Women

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  • One free Stand Up to Stand Out comedy workshop (virtual or live)
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  • Priority offers and discounts on events, workshops and courses
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  • VIP ticket to annual Funny Women Awards gala final (one ticket per member)
  • Funny Women limited edition T-shirt
  • Exclusive quarterly Patreon networking events 
  • Discounts on exclusive Funny Women merchandise - coming soon!
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About Funny Women

Funny Women was born out of a confrontation between founder Lynne Parker and a misogynist comedy promoter. When she quizzed him why women were so unrepresented on the live comedy circuit, the promoter told Lynne that ‘women aren’t funny’ and there are ‘no funny women’. The rest is history!

18 years on and we ensure that there are plenty of funny, and inspirational, women with strong humorous voices who entertain, write, educate, campaign and inform.

We are a not for profit community providing anybody identifying as female with the opportunity to perform, write or create comedy, or enabling you to ‘stand up to stand out’ both professionally and personally through confidence-building workshops and courses.

We are best known for the Funny Women Awards, first launched in 2003, and over 4,000 women have taken part in 17 competitions. Our Awards are free to enter with categories for performance, scriptwriting, short film, best show and web series and an industry award for comedy writing. Funny Women has changed the face of female comedy at grassroots level providing a valuable platform to new and unrepresented talent.

We want to do even more to support you and create a bigger more global community. We have relied on a loyal group of Funny Friends for the last eight years to generate ‘emergency’ funding but now we want to build something sustainable in terms of patronage to support and grow our community, both economically and geographically.

Funny Women is open and accessible and despite the challenges faced by the whole entertainment and live events industry this year, we have managed to run the 2020 Funny Women Awards, sustain an active online programme of outreach events and support our regional chapters.

Funds raised via Patreon will go directly towards developing more outreach programmes, new live and online content, local events and future Awards. In return, we are offering supporters exclusive perks, events and merchandise.

Entry point is a ‘small virtual hug’ of an annual donation of £1.50pm and for those of you who want a bit more, £5pm buys you a free workshop including lots of deals and discounts, whilst £10pm gets you a limited edition Funny Women T-shirt and we know you want to support us that little bit more. If you want to be one of our 'super supporters' and donate £25pm then we will bestow upon you an incredible array of merchandise, exclusive advice and access. 

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