Meet the 2019 Funny Women Awards Finalists: Liz Guterbock

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Liz Guterbock performed at our last Funny Women Awards semi-final held in Edinburgh and impressed our industry judges, which means she is through to our grand final at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London! 

Funny Women: How does it feel to be through to the 2019 Funny Women Awards final? 

Liz Guterbock: Incredible. I keep thinking about what an amazing show we’re going to give people on the 19th, because WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT LINEUP!? The finalists are all women I look up to, and it feels so special to be part of this outrageously great group.

FW: Describe your comedy to us.

LB: I weave a little California sunshine into my wry, story-driven stand up. I’ll give you a good picture of what happens when a Type-A personality moves to Britain, and things don’t exactly go to plan.

FW: What inspired you to start doing stand up? 

LB: My friend Leanne Davis is a great comedy writer and performer and I went to some of her stand-up gigs. I was so impressed with everything she was doing. I know I grilled her with a million questions about stand-up afterwards, and Leanne was a lot more perceptive than me… she could tell I was itching to try stand-up, but was too scared. She said the only way to start stand-up is to try it. It took me two years after that initial nudge to do it, but I’m so grateful to Leanne for telling me to stare my fears in the face!

FW: Who are your favourite funny women? 

LB: A short list: Kristen Schaal, Tiffany Haddish, Bebe Neuwirth, Jen Brister and Natasia Demetriou.

Join us at the Funny Women Awards Grand Final, Thursday 19th September at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London. For tickets click here!

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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.


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!


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.


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 .


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.


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.


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