It hasn’t been easy but after much discussion and heated debate, we have managed to get our shortlist. We are pleased to say that this shortlist has an incredible range of styles, subjects, and scenarios that we will now present to our judging panel.

These scripts will go on to our next stage where we will pick a Top Three and the winner.

The scripts that made the 2021 Comedy Writing Awards sponsored by Sky Studios shortlist are:

Amy MasonThe Night FeedBristol, UK
Charlie Vero-MartinTo A NunneryLondon, UK
Eleanor Mason/Caitlin PowellHannah and Lucy have a New ManLondon, UK
Kathryn BondPersonalLondon, UK
Lily PhillipsWe’re All Going to DieLondon, UK
Lynsey MartenstynTil Pets Do Us PartLondon, UK
Rachel AndersonCold CherylGlasgow, Scotland
Simone BelshawThe Vermin MaryLondon, UK
Zara JanjuaDoulasLondon, UK
Zoë TomalinCreepsLondon, UK

Congratulations to everyone involved!

Prizes for the 2021 Comedy Writing Award sponsored by Sky Studios include

Sky Studios is offering, for the first time, a funded development prize for the winner.
A cash prize of £1000
Mentorship and Support from Funny Women, our Industry Partners and our Community.
A custom made Tatty Devine necklace trophy

Sky Studios are proud to support the important work that Funny Women does by sponsoring this year’s Stage Award and Writing Award. For years, Funny Women have done an incredible job at finding the very best new female comic talent. Sky Studios are firm believers in supporting these new voices, so with our funded development prize this year, we hope to steer some of this exciting female talent onto our screens” TILUSHA GHELANI, COMEDY COMMISSIONING EDITOR, SKY STUDIOS

The longlisted scripts will now be put forward to a panel of judges from across the comedy industry until we reach our Top Three. The Top Three will be announced via the website, social media and emails to the successful entrants on Tuesday 14th September 2021. Good luck!

The winner will be announced at the Funny Women Stage Award final on Thursday 23rd September at Bloomsbury Theatre, London.

Shortlist for the NextUp Comedy Shorts Award here!

Finalists for the Stage Award sponsored by Sky Studios here!

Nominate for the heat Comedy Content Creator here!

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