About Us

About Us | Funny Women

The UK’s Leading Female Comedy Community

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.

We run comedy workshops, weekend events and conferences in London, Manchester, Brighton and Edinburgh on stand up, comedy writing, improvisation, sketch and character, and ‘Time of the Month’ a scratch night to try out new comedy ideas.

See below to check out the full range of what we do.

Funny Women is very lucky to have established a number of meaningful partnerships with lots of different companies and organisations. These partnerships help Funny Women do what it does best and in return Funny Women offers loads of offers and discounts to partnering organisations.
Funny Women has been helping people in the UK to find their voice and use humour since 2002. We know that comedy is more than just entertainment - it can be used to break down barriers, improve communication, build confidence and empower. Funny Women has developed a range of key practical strategies and enjoyable workshops that will help your staff utilise the positive effects of humour in the workplace. We can provide corporate training, entertainment for your corporate events and one-to-one tutorials, utilising the skills of persons prolific within the comedy industry.
Help us support women in comedy by becoming one of a limited number of Best Friends Forever. For a single one-off payment of £100 our BFFs get to enjoy exclusive events, discounted tickets, regular newsletters and share our 'insider' knowledge of the comedy industry.
We are invested in giving women a voice and dedicated to raising awareness and funds for a variety of causes that directly affect women. We are proud to support a number of amazing charities and believe that by laughing about life we can help and heal women.
We are lucky enough to have an incredible Advisory Board of talented business women, journalists and producers helping Funny Women every step of the way.
Funny Women founder, Lynne Parker, describes why she set up Funny Women

Benefit Cosmetics have been working with Funny Women since 2011 and in 2014 began to headline sponsor the Funny Women Awards. They allow Funny Women to offer more support and more opportunities to female comedians than ever before! Amanda Pilkington, former Head of Brand DNA says:

“Benefit and Funny Women just makes sense! Both parties are interested in making women feel good about themselves and putting a smile on people’s faces. We love the concept of encouraging women in comedy – it’s still such a tough thing to do.”