2019 Funny Women Awards Winners ANNOUNCED!

Last night comedian and writer Katy Brand hosted the 2019 Funny Women Awards at the beautiful Bloomsbury Theatre, London. The competition was incredibly tight and the 10 finalists made the voting tough for the judging panel.

This year’s Stage Award winner – who, along with the other finalists fought their way through 433 entrants and across a video entry stage, heats and semi-finals – is Laura Smyth. The runners up are Sian Davies and Charlie George.

We had a special announcement in the form of Jo Brand becoming Funny Women’s Patron (or matron), the winner Laura Smyth will get to talk comedy skills with Jo as part of her prize.

The night also saw the winners from the other categories come on stage.

Comedy Shorts Award winner ‘Neil’s Yard’by Teresa Burns and Samantha Lyden.

The winner will be mentored in comedy script development, production and marketing by the incredible Comedy Central Team and receive a year’s membership to Women in Film and TV.

Comedy Writing Award winner Lydia Rynne for ‘Living Wild’.

The winner will be mentored by Katy Brand.

Comedy Web Series Award winner Laura Seixas with Dreaming Whilst Black.

The winner will be mentored in comedy script development, production and marketing by the incredible Comedy Central Team and receive a year’s membership to Women in Film and TV.

Best Show Award winner Victorious by Hannah Brackenbury.

The winner will receive a mentorship from Soho Theatre.

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!

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