Comedians Indoors Getting Creative: Part 3

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Comedians aren’t just at risk of cabin fever during this time of social distancing and self-isolation, gig cancellations have meant not just loss of earnings but also fewer chances to try out new material or build audiences. However, being a creative lot, comedians have been flexing their comedy muscles online, using YouTube, Twitch, Twitter and other sites to connect with audiences, new and established alike. To help you get your comedy fix, every week we’ll be putting together a list of projects we’ve spotted online by funny women…   

You can find Laura Lexx on YouTube with her version of the news in News Drip and reading her (as yet) unpublished book As We Know It, which you can also read here. If you like Laura’s book and/or take on the news then you can buy her a coffee here!

Bec Hill will be streaming her show I’ll be Bec on Next Up’s Twitch channel on 14th April at 8.00pm followed by a live Q&A. Bec has also taken part in the Stay at Home Festival, you can catch her in the archive videos section here. 

2013 Funny Women Awards finalist Elf Lyons can be seen on her Twitch channel reading horror aloud from pages picked BY YOU, or singing as her character Saint Bernard. If you enjoy Elf’s channel you can buy her a coffee here! 

Funny Women’s Regional Network Producer Emily Kennedy-Barnes launched the first Funny Women Comedy Workout! We met on Zoom with over 80 participants from our Funny Women community and took part in a workshop led by Logan Murray. We’ll be holding more of these soon, so keep a look out for upcoming dates!

We will be back next week with more projects, you can tweet us @funnywomen or contact us on Facebook if you have a project you want us to share… 

Check out last week’s picks 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.


2021 Funny Women Awards Prizes

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