Meet the 2019 Funny Women Awards Finalists: Shelf

Joining the 2019 Funny Women Awards finalists from our super strong semi-final at Komedia in Brighton are comedy double act Shelf! 

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

Shelf: We’re really excited! So many of our favourite comics and dearest friends have been finalists, and it’s absolutely arousing to be part of that list.

FW: Describe your comedy to us

S: We’re a comedy double act and we do sketches, songs and quite a lot of talking. Most of our material is based on our personal experiences, focusing on gender, sexuality and mental health. It’s a bit of a hybrid between sketch and stand-up.

FW: What inspired you to start doing stand up?

S: We really wanted to be a boyband. But we’re not male, we’re too old, and Rachel is tone-deaf, so we’ve settled for comedy instead.

FW: Who are your favourite funny women?

S: Claire Dowie. Tig Notaro. Chloe Petts. Chloe Green. Jodie Mitchell. Sophie Duker. Kemah Bob. Catherine Bohart. Sarah Keyworth. Olga Koch. Elf Lyons. Jordan Gray.

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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