Saturday afternoon comedy and chat at the Bill Murray from alumni drawn from 15 years of the Funny Women Awards hosted by this year’s winner Thanyia Moore. What wedding? Cup final? Ok there is a Royal Wedding at noon and a cup final but come and join us for a welcome funny break and analysis with Funny Women finalist Jodie Mitchell, Kelly Ford, Steph Browne and multi award winning Jenny Collier.
Thanyia Moore joins the likes of Katherine Ryan, Andi Osho, Sarah Millican, Miss London Hughes, Suzy Bennett, Susan Calman and Desiree Birch to name but a few to win the coveted Funny Women Award. Beating over 400 women in over 60 heats, Thanyia was crowned, the Queen of Comedy 2017/18. With a background in Performance Art, Dance and Drama, Thanyia Moore has been making audience’s laugh since 2012. Known as ‘one of the hardest working comedians on the circuit’, Thanyia is one of the only females in the UK who works both the mainstream and Black comedy scenes. With her degree in Performing Arts, Dance and Drama – Thanyia is no stranger to acting and improv. She often films sketches, parodies and funny videos for her YouTube Channel : Thanyia Moore which has views of over 3k. ‘ I’d like to think I’m a fun-loving storyteller, who likes to shock sometimes’. thanyia-moore-wins-2017-funny-women-awards/
Jenny Collier moved from the Welsh mountains to the Big Smoke in 2010 to pursue a career in comedy. Her highlight – Appearing on a BBC Radio Wales panel show with Jo Brand. Low point – after a gig, an audience member saying ‘You should be a stripper’ (Both secretly highlights). She has written for BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, Huffington Post and Glamour Magazine and has travelled (parts of) the world with her comedy including Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland and Australia. jennycolliercomedy.com
“Dryly innocent” ★★★★★ – Eastlondonlines.com
”Surprising edge” ★★★★ – Shortcom.co.uk
”Refreshingly original…Excellent” ★★★★ Broadway Baby
Freelance Theatre Programmer aged 23, from Cambridge and 2018 Funny Women Finalist Jodie Mitchell feels she possibly started her comedy career at school where she stole a head girl speech platform to perform a comedy routine. Her comedy inspirations include Margaret Cho, Sofie Hagen, Bridget Christie, Gina Yashere, Fern Brady, Desiree Burch, Zoe Coombs Marr, Mae Martin and Hannah Gadsby. She is also a Soho Theatre Young Company member, and founding queer of female comedy collective @lolwordcomedy and appears as her as half of sketch-duo @heavyOTbreasts and as John Travulva with 5* lads @Pecs.thedragkings.
Actress and comedian Steph Browne has just shared a new sketch for The Hook where she plays the role of her home country of Scotland and says “with a less convincing Scottish accent than the one I speak with in real life. Acting is hard!” She is a rising star of the comedy circuit, runs a monthly comedy night at the Albany in London where she generously hosts a show with her friends and enemies and with all-round nice and clean person and presumably friend is currently previewing material from their forthcoming as-yet-untitled Edinburgh Fringe show.
Busy producer, production manager and standup comedian Kelly Ford’s bombastic show ‘Sex, Lives and Videotapes’ has been part of the Soho Radio family since January 2015. In her quest to find out about the life stories of the most interesting folk and faces from Soho she exploring lives through six favourite pieces of music with a healthy topping of hilarity and jokes. After finding herself knee deep in stained maternity bras and muslins she began sharing her thoughts about the madly wonderful world of being a Mum bookofmum.com
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