Saturday afternoon comedy and banter at the Bill Murray from alumni drawn from 15 years of the Funny Women Awards hosted by Lucy Frederck with Hayley Ellis, Harriet Braine, Susan Riddell, Chloe Petts, Lily Phillips, Jenny Bolt and a screening of the FW Comedy Short Award winning film ‘Polly’ and chat with film maker Cam Spence.
Funny Women Finalist, comedian, writer, actorer, Lucy Frederick once appeared in TV reality show in which she had to get naked. Like, completely naked. No socks or anything. And while that might sound alarming, she’s since discovered that actually, there’s a far more terrifying way to get your bits and bobs out for other people. And you don’t even have to take your coat off.
‘A genuinely gifted performer’ **** Kate Copstick, Scotsman.
‘Great Comic Timing’ **** The Stage
Hayley Ellis has had her work listed in the top Edinburgh Fringe jokes of all times in The Independent, The Mirror and The Scotsman. She is currently one of Sarah Millican’s tour supports for 2018 and is a former regular sight gag contributor for the Russell Howard’s Good News television programme (Avalon Television). She has appeared on MTV’s Why aye love Geordie Shore and Comedy Set Lists for Virgin television and can also sometimes be heard on your wireless (Absolute Radio) and her sketches and jokes have appeared on Newsjack (Radio 4).
“Ellis is a talent” Fest Mag
Funny Women Awards winner 2016 Harriet Braine is a musical comedian, who dedicates a remarkably large portion of her oeuvre to Art History. She won Best Newcomer at the 2016 Musical Comedy Awards 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. 2017 saw Harriet debut at the Edinburgh Fringe with her show Total Eclipse of the Art.‘ One of Metro.com’s ‘9 hilarious women to look out for in 2017’
“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
Chloe Petts was runner up in the 2018 Funny Women Awards and a finalist in the 2017 Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year. She performs and chats about what’s been happening to her since our Awards Final including securing a place on the coveted Edinburgh Fringe Pleasance Reserve. Outreach worker with the homeless, aged 24 from Sittingbourne, Kent, now based in London. Funfact – “I have an irrational fear of my armpit being touched.”
“Compelling presence”- Steve Bennett, Chortle.
Susan Riddell runner up in the Funny Women Awards Grand Final 2018 is a writer and comedian from from Glasgow. After winning a place in BBC Writer’s Room ‘Fast and Funny’ Susan went on to write, create and star in several on-line comedy sketches for BBC Short Stuff which have garnered nearly 3 million views and counting. Susan performed stand up at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 in both CKP’s Lunchtime Special and the BBC Presents Comedy Tent and wrote a humorous weekly column for The Daily Record newspaper for around two years. Other writing credits and acting roles include C4 and BBC’s Ones spoof cop show Scot Squad. She is currently working on a sitcom pilot with the BBC and is a regular on the topical BBC radio panel show Breaking the News. Fun fact about Susan: “I share custody of a Labrador.” Q&A: http://funnywomen.com
Cam Spence chats about comedy and film making with a screening of her Funny Women Award winning short film Polly. Cam is a character comedian and actress. She has performed alongside Harry Hill, Tim Key and Daniel Kitson and her first work-in-progress character comedy show, The Matriarchy Experience, had a sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017, ***** She can currently be heard on Liam Williams’s satirical radio sitcom Capital. This is Cam’s debut short film and she is writing bigger projects for development.
“Comedy genius” – The Mumble.
Lily Phillips another of our 2017 Funny Women Awards finalists is a temp / nanny / workshop facilitator with the charity Blesma, aged 30, from London. Funfact “I used to be part of Pineapple dance studio’s cheerleading squad. Then I realised how unfunny dancing was!”
Jenny Bolt is a stand up comedian, actress, writer, director and teacher of improvisation. She works with schools and various projects with Funny Women. She produces the new writing event “SHORTS” at the Landor Theatre Clapham and is a fully qualified yoga teacher! So relaxez-vous and laugh with Jenny.
When and where
Tickets £9.00 inc. fee