2017 Funny Women Awards Heat: Manchester

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 are very proud to be putting this heat on in partnership with the Women in Comedy Festival, Manchester.

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.

Our first Manchester heat is hosted by the very funny Kerry Leigh.  She has the ability to win over any audience, having honed her skills as the long-standing MC of Manchester’s successful Laughing Cows Comedy night where her warmth and wit always start the night on a high.   dulcetsounds.co.uk/live/kerryleigh.html

“Like Lyons (Zoe) Leigh was smart and confident and able to keep everyone in the room onside”

(Bruce Dessau www.beyondthejoke.co.uk)

“Kerry Leigh is a wonderful host and comic, sharp and very watchable”  (Janey Godley)

See you there!

When and where


50 Sackville Street, 

Manchester M1 3WF.

£10/£7, Earlybird £5
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