Our industry nominated award created to recognise the women writers of television, radio and digital entertainment is nearing its conclusion. This award includes script writers, and those who write the all important unscripted, and often unseen, gag, sketch and additional material.

Through our involvement with Comedy 50:50, it became increasingly clear to us that whilst women comedians were beginning to get a much better deal on screen and on the airwaves, female comedy writers were still vastly outnumbered by their male counterparts.  

The Funny Women Best Comedy Writer Award with Comedy 50:50 sought nominations from producers, head writers and executives of television and radio’s comedy shows through the months of August and September and the winner will be revealed at The Funny Women Awards Grand Final at the Bloomsbury Theatre this Thursday 23rd September 2021. A cash prize will be awarded to the writer with the most nominations.

Over 60 women writers have been nominated by a pool of industry professionals.

Our Top Three for the 2021 Funny Women Comedy Writer Award with Comedy 50:50 are:

Athena Kugblenu
Holly Walsh
Sophie Duker

Congratulations to our fantastic top three Comedy Writers!

Saskia Schuster – Founder, Comedy 50:50 and Head of Scripted, Fulwell 73 says: We’re delighted to join with Funny Women to celebrate brilliant women in comedy. There are lots of them out there and we hope that by crediting them for their talent, it will remind the industry to look at improving the diversity of their writing rooms. Different voices lead to different jokes and more creative options, which in our view leads to better shows. Let’s celebrate talent.”

The Winner will be announced at the Funny Women Awards Grand Final on Thursday 23rd September at Bloomsbury Theatre, London.

Top three for the NextUp Comedy Shorts Award here!

Top three 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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