Meet 2021 Stage Award Finalist Caitlin Powell!

Caitlin Powell’s wry observations of growing up in a small Midlands town and clever takes on dating women easily won her a place at the Funny Women Awards Grand Final. We caught up with Caitlin to talk about a comedy career fuelled by spite!

Funny Women: How did it feel to perform at the Funny Women Awards final?

Caitlin Powell: It was an absolute dream come true. Such a warm crowd made five minutes feel like five seconds. 

FW: How did you get started in comedy?

CP: Secretly getting the train down to London to do my first gig. I got told by one of the other acts that I was ‘alright for a girl’ but ‘wasn’t gonna get far with that feminist crap’ so every gig since then has been done purely out of spite. It’s a long con but fingers crossed he keeps up with women’s comedy competitions and is really pissed off right now. 

FW: What inspires your comedy material?

CP: My friends and anything that gets me a bit riled up, which is most things. 

FW: What would you say to anyone considering entering the Awards next year?

CP: Do it. 

FW: And lastly, who are your favourite funny women?

CP: Maria Bamford, Bridget Christie, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Gina Yashere, Jessica Fostekew, Suzi Ruffell, Lolly Adefope, Diane Morgan, and Aisling Bea. 

Photo credit: S Ullathorne

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