2017 Funny Women Awards Heat: London

This is our 15th year of running the Funny Women Awards and once again we’re on the road across the UK and Ireland to find the newest and best female comedy talent.

We have some incredible alumni including Zoe Lyons, Kerry Godliman, Bridget Christie, Susan Calman, Katherine Ryan, Sara Pascoe, Jayde Adams, Desiree Burch and last year’s winner, Harriet Braine, who is already making a name for herself.

Our much sought-after Stage Award focuses on a series of live heats where each act performs five minutes of comedy in front of an audience.  You could follow in their footsteps by taking part or come along and support the next brilliant crop of female performers and watch them take their first steps towards comedy glory.

Register here if you want to take part or book now to be in the audience.

Hosted by our very own 2016 Funny Women Awards winner the fabulous musical comedian Harriet Braine who dedicates a remarkably large portion of her oeuvre to Art History as that’s what she finds in her brain.    She started gigging around London and the South East and has played at venues as diverse as Up The Creek, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Brighton Komedia and that building that looks like a cheese grater.   She is one of  Metro’s 9 hilarious women to look out for in 2017, reached the final of Gilded Balloon’s So You Think You’re Funny? competition, and was Best Newcomer at the 2016 Musical Comedy Awards and has written and performed for BBC 100 Women Season, and the Royal Television Society.


“If you like musical comedy with a twist Harriet will have you howling”   (Metro)

“A song from Harriet Braine that perfectly articulated our feelings about Tracey Emin: who knew we needed one?”    (The Latest, Brighton)

“Braine is a gifted musical chameleon, swapping effortlessly between styles and accompanying herself beautifully on the guitar.”  (Beyond The Joke)

See you there!

When and where

The Phoenix Artist Club

1 Phoenix Street,

London WC2H 8BU

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