New Comic Talent for Comic Relief

Kate Stone

Kate Stone

Comic Relief has gathered some of the best new comedy talent on the circuit to star in a series of online videos for the charity. The first video features Natasia Demetriou, Lolly Adefope, Jamie Demetriou, Rhys James and Nick Mohammed.

In the comedy short, written by Daniel Audritt and Kat Butterfield, the group brainstorm ideas for this year’s Red Nose design with…dismal results.

Funny Women Best Show Award winner Anna Morris, 2009 Funny Women Awards winner London Hughes and 2014 Funny Women Awards finalists Massive Dad will all feature in future Comic Relief comedy shorts!

Comic Relief founder Richard Curtis, who is also working on a sequel to Love Actually, said: “Red Nose Day has always benefited from the support of incredible British comic talent, so it seems right that this year we’re handing the mic over to some of the most exciting new names on the circuit, from writers to stand ups and actors.

“The special Comic Relief Live gigs and the new YouTube series are a chance to see the comedy stars of tomorrow in action.”

Watch this first comedy short here!

 

Check these out

From the Funny Women Team

Rachel Parris takes the helm of Late Night Mash

Rachel Parris has been announced as the new host of Late Night Mash! Parris has been a show regular since its beginnings on BBC 2 in 2017 with Nish Kumar as host. The comedian will be joined by a different guest host for each episode when the series returns to Dave this autumn.

Read More »
Get notified when registration opens

Comedy Shorts Award Entry Requirements

The deadline for registration for the Comedy Shorts Award has passed.

Funny Women NextUp…Comedy Shorts Award

Are you a budding Director? Producer? Screenwriter? Are you collaborating with friends to make a funny video? Then we are looking for YOU!

If you have a short film or sketch that you think is hilarious, then enter your work for our Comedy Shorts Award to be in with a chance of winning some life-changing support and mentoring from comedy professionals.

WHAT KIND OF FILM ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

A 1- 6 minute film that can take the form of anything comical. It’s a great opportunity to show us your creative flair and have fun!

WHO CAN ENTER?

This award is open to all women filmmakers and content developers. The film must be an original narrative created, produced and devised by a woman, or women, although male cast and crew members are allowed.

ARE THERE ANY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR MY FILM?

Yes – we require all films to be 6 minutes or under, to be entirely original dialogue, to not feature brand logos and most importantly, to only use music with the written consent of the performer and/or publisher either personally or via the PRS system https://www.prsformusic.com/ .

WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH MY FILM?

We will broadcast selected entries on our Funny Women YouTube channel and social media (so keep an eye out) and the top 10 finalists’ films will also hosted on a dedicated Funny Women Comedy Shorts Awards page on our website. We will also broadcast the final 3 entries as part of the grand final night.

HOW IS IT JUDGED?

Films are judged for production, concept, delivery/performance, creativity, writing and overall funniness. The top 10 films are then viewed by an independent judging panel of top television and film industry professionals who will choose one overall winner and two runners up. The final three will be invited to attend the grand final in London on the 23rd September.

WHAT CAN I WIN?

2021 Funny Women Awards Prizes

The deadline for registration for the Comedy Shorts Award has passed.

If you need further information please contact us here