It was a hard decision, as ever, but our wonderful judges: Andrea Mann (Huffington Post UK Comedy Editor), Gavin Smith (The Comedy Unit), Gurinder Chadha (Award winning film director) and Lourdes Diaz (Comedy Central); helped us whittle down the longlists to choose the final top three in both categories.
The overall winners will be announced at the glittering Funny Women Awards Final on Monday evening, 22nd September in front of an invited audience and in support of domestic violence charity, Refuge.
So, without further ado, our top three fianlists are:
Comedy Writing Award
Comedy Shorts Award
Good luck to all our amazingly talented finalists and we look forward to meeting you on Monday!