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Funny Women at Edinburgh Fringe

We’re back at the Edinburgh Fringe with some exciting events, workshops and panels, all in partnership with Starling Bank! Get ahead of the game and see what we’re going to be up to north of the border this year…

Saturday 11th August,  3.oo – 4.30pm – Fringe Central

Workshop: Stand Up to Stand Out

Humour is essential in our everyday lives and defines our humanity. As the leading community in female comedy we run many workshops to help people perform, write and do business with humour.  As part of the Fringe Central Events Programme this is our valuable introduction, for men and women, to the basics of stand-up comedy with a few tricks of the trade thrown in to help develop your comic voice. 

Tickets are free on a first come, first served basis.

Sunday 12th August, 3.oo – 4.00pm – Fringe Central 

Panel discussion: Women, Humour and Power: 100 Years of Suffrage

Women are the stronger sex and are still fighting for true equality. A select group of women won the vote 100 years ago and we now have many women in positions of power.  As part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, a panel (TBC) including Funny Women founder, Lynne Parker discuss how female humour has played its part in gender politics.  

Tickets free on a first come, first served basis.

Monday 20th to Friday 24th August, 7.20 – 8.20pm

The Blue Room, Assembly Rooms, George Street

Funny Women on the Fringe

Join us for a short but packed run at the legendary Assembly Rooms with sparkling mix of comedy featuring special guests and the brightest new talent at the Fringe.  Everyone is welcome to enjoy stand-up, sketch, character, musical comedy and more as we showcase some of the best acts from the Funny Women Awards and beyond with a different host and line up every day.   

Acts appearing include stand-up comedy from Sindhu Vee, Catherine Bohart, Sarah Keyworth, Gráinne Maguire, Viv Groskop, Susan Riddell, Maisie Adam, Rosie Jones, Meghan Shandley, Sooz Kempner, Lily Phillips, Sophie Duker, Jodie Mitchell, Yuriko Kotani, Esther Manito, Chloe Petts, character comedy from Ada Campe, Cam Spence, The Travelling Sisters, Tina T’Urner Tea Lady and sketch comedy from double act Egg (Emily Lloyd-Saini  & Anna Leong-Brophy).

Tickets – £10  £8 concession 

Edinburgh Fringe Reviews

The Funny Women team will be out and about watching as many female-led Fringe shows as humanly possible. Check in here for upcoming previews, Q&A’s, reviews and much more for the shows to add to your Fringe diary.

Plus follow us on Twitter @funnywomen, Facebook @wearefunnywomen and Instagram funny_women for updates and news.

Funny Women continues to support new female comedy with funds raised from its corporate and workplace initiatives and vital sponsorship.

These events have been made possible with the support of Starling Bank, the mobile-only bank that takes your money seriously. Through their campaign #MakeMoneyEqual, Starling is promoting the often difficult conversations about money and giving women a voice.