Funny Women Fest

Gilded Balloon Teviot from 2nd to 28th August with Funny Women Fest, our very own feast of comedy, interviews and highlights featuring the best of the fest with a different host and line up every day – 12 noon – 1pm.   Today’s show…

Hosted by Natalie Allison with Sophie Duker, Kate Bowes Renna and Jenan Younis.

Natalie Allison is a Scottish comedian and host who has welcomed some of the finest names to the London stage.  Join her as she provides an authentic Scot’s welcome, enjoy hilarious performances and find out how how our guests found their unique comedy voice.    @NatalieAlliso

“Watch out for this bold, unapologetic star of the future – hilarious and gorgeous in equal measure!”  

Lynne Parker, Founder and Chief Executive Funny Women UK

“Funny, fierce and ferociously charming.”   Natalie Allison is one to watch!”

Hannah Marie Williams, Backstage UK

Sophie Duker is co-host of the cult comedy revue Manic Pixie Dream Girls – “…smashing the heteronormative patriarchy one show at a time..” (DIVA) and a regular writer for BBC Comedy and Cartoon Network.  She recently won a place on the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve.     @sophiedukebox 


“A sparky proposition…intelligent jokes”.   The Independent     

Kate Bowes Renna (Love Actually, Never Let Me Go, Peaky Blinders, Downton Abbey, Doc Martin, Mr Selfridge) presents her satirical one-woman show All Hell Toupee       http://gildedballoon.co.uk/tickets/performances.php?eventId=14:1545  this Fringe, weaving a tale of love, hairpieces and guacamole.  Kate co-wrote and starred in hit comedy, Likealooks, winner of Gilded Balloon’s 2016 Sitcom Trials.  https://www.facebook.com/kate.bowesrenna

Jenan Younis London based comedian of Iraqi and Palestinian descent and So You Think You Are Funny 2017 competition qualifier.   @jenan_younis

“Sharp, hip smart comedian – not to be missed.”  The List


“Loving what you’re doing for women – you are class acts!” Backstage

And as if that isn’t enough, we’ll also be asking you to help us raise awareness of #PeriodPoverty. Bring a packet of tampons or sanitary pads and we will be working with www.periodpoverty.scot to donate them to the nearest food bank, refuge or charity for distribution to women less fortunate than ourselves.

When and where


Gilded Balloon Teviot

Teviot Row House
13 Bristo Square

12:00 - 13:00
£6 - £9
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