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 delighted to be collaborating with WOW Perth for our Scottish heat for the first time!
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.
Our host is comedian, performance poet, writer, workshop leader and actor Viv Gee who has been performing on the UK comedy circuit since 1995. A regular clubbing comic she is resident MC at Yesbar Comedy Club in Glasgow and has compered many events including T in the Park, Maydaze and Glasgow’s New Year Celebrations. She was a finalist in Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny and the BBC Open Mic Awards. TV and Radio appearances include STV’s Lorraine Kelly’s Make Me Happier , Stake Out, Hedz, River City, Revolver, The Key, Velvet Soup, Fred Macaulay Show, Cover Stories, Comedy Café, Velvet Cabaret all for BBC and The Gates, a six part sketch show which she co wrote and performed on BBC Radio Scotland. At the first Scottish Comedy Awards in 2014 she won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Scottish Comedy.
“So sharp she could cut herself” (Edinburgh Evening News)
“Simply a Genius” (Scotland on Sunday)
See you there!