Top 10 announced for 2017 Best Show Award

We are delighted to announce the top 10 shows in the Best Show category of the 2107 Funny Women Awards as voted by YOU!

This is the Award where comedy-going audiences (that’s you) have your say about the great female led shows seen during 2017 across a mix of festivals and venues.  We think it’s a cracking list!  Thanks to all those of you who sent in a nomination.

So, without further ado, here is the list of the top 10 shows with some of your wonderful comments about why you nominated them:

Ada Campe and the Psychic Duck – Naomi Paxton

‘A brilliant blend of stage magic, audience participation and beautifully woven storytelling. Ada is an engaging, witty raconteur who never fails to keep you on the edge of your seat.’

Sagar Mega Drive – Fiona Sagar

‘Fiona is a fantastic comic – her character show was a laugh a minute. She portrayed multiple characters which highlighted the peccadillos we all have but also ridiculed the rich, sexist and ignorant.’

Girlfriend From Hell – Gabby Killick

‘Very physical, very animated and very theatrical, yet Gabby somehow manages to keep it accessible and relatable. An incredibly talented young female comedian!’

Strife in a Northern Town – Jennifer Banks

‘I was completely blown away by the performance and the writing. I have since been made aware that Jennifer produced and also directed. A great achievement in my opinion.’

Lady Muck – Lauren Pattison

‘A honest and heartwarming show that shares the heartache and joy of a woman coming of age and taking risks.  A real laugh and cry rollercoaster.’

Orwell That Ends Well – Lolly Jones

‘Lolly has created a show which is both insightful and truly funny – and all in her trademark schtick which she has honed and crafted throughout the years. This is her time.’

I Love Lou C – Lou Conran

‘A beautiful mix of heartbreak and hilarity. The perfect storytelling to tackle a difficult subject, the loss of a baby.’

Good Girl – Naomi Sheldon

‘Out of all the shows i saw in Edinburgh, this one resonated with me on all fronts, it was funny, emotive and left me thinking about it long after the show had finished.’

1 Woman, a High-Flyer and a Flat Bottom – Samantha Baines

‘A hugely entertaining and informative show which celebrates life, women, people and science in equal measure.’

Annus Horriblis – Westdal and Hayward (formerly known as The Flying Sirens)

‘It was a hard week, just after the London Bridge attack, and it was hard to believe that we would find something to laugh about, but laugh we did. They were spot on as a double act. Enjoyed every minute.’


We will announce the top three show in the lead up to the charity gala final on Monday 12th March and the winner will be announced on the night.

Huge congratulations to you all!