The standard of entries across this year’s Comedy Shorts Award has been so high that we had a real tussle in the Judges room but we are delighted with our Top 10 shortlist!

Each of the videos on the shortlist represent a variety of genres, styles and topics, and and the panel of Judges are going to not only have a lot of fun reviewing each of them but also a tough job to whittle them down even further to the Top Three! Many congratulations to all of those who have made the shortlist today.

Ada PlayerJonny and TommyBristol
Eryn TettMattress AdManchester
Jo WigginsDog HausLondon
Kluane SaundersFlatmatesLondon
Lisa Ronaghan/Lauren McLaughlinGotcha!London
Lucy Trodd & Susan HarrisonOne Size Fits All ‘Shopping’ & ‘Mermaid’Folkestone
Nina CraneMichaelLondon
Sarah Grant/Katrina AllenComing of AgeGlasgow
Thick ‘n’ Fast (Cassie Symes and Georgina Thomas)SucculentsHertfordshire
Zara JanjuaMatch Of The Yesterday Euro 1314London

Prizes for the 2021 NextUp Comedy Shorts Award include

Exclusive Produced Content Deal with NextUp…
A cash prize of £1000
Mentorship and Support from Funny Women, our Industry Partners and our Community.
A custom made Tatty Devine necklace trophy

“Equality is one of our core values at NextUp and we’re passionate about giving a platform to as many great women identifying comics as possible in a bid to level the playing field and increase representation. Funny Women have been flying this flag for many years, and we’re delighted to continue this partnership, supporting their efforts and streaming incredible talent to comedy fans at home.” SARAH HENLEY, CO-FOUNDER OF NEXTUP COMEDY

Judging continues until we reach our Top Three films and will be announced via the website, social media, and emails to the successful entrants on Tuesday 14th September 2021.

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

Shortlist for Comedy Writing Award sponsored by Sky Studios here!

Finalists for the Stage Award sponsored by Sky Studios here!

Nominate for the heat Comedy Content Creator here!


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