Meet the 2019 Funny Women Awards Finalists: Kemah Bob

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Next up on our list of 2019 Funny Women Awards Finalists is Kemah Bob who impressed us all at the London semi-final at Dingwalls…

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

Kemah Bob: Being a Funny Women awards finalist feels really cool. It’s an honor. I imagine this feels like someone else making me jizz, if jizzing could change the trajectory of your life. And idk what that’s like, ‘cuz only I make me jizz.

FW: Describe your comedy to us.

KB: My comedy is pro-black, sex-positive and unapologetically so. It’s silly but real. I say get you a girl that can do both.

FW: What inspired you to start doing stand up?

KB: I found stand-up by feeling limited by every other form of expression I’d found on stage. Acting was playing a part in someone else’s story. In improv felt limited by whoever I shared the stage with. But with stand-up, I choose the story and set the limits.

FW: Who are your favourite funny women?

KB: SOME of my favourite funny women are Sophie Duker, Alison Spittle, Desiree Burch, Rosie Jones (who recently gave me some real-ass life advice that I’m not following) and lastly but not leastly Deborah Frances-White. These sisters are my keepers.

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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