Gift Guide for your Comedy Fan Friend

It’s somehow that time of year again, the season of giving is almost upon us and if you have a comedy fan on your Secret Santa list, or just want to subtly share this link around your friends and family, we have put together this list of gifts anyone who loves comedy and supporting women will love…

For the experience seeker

2017 Funny Women Awards runner-up Chloe Petts is going on tour next year, get tickets now to catch their show Transcience next Spring.

Shaparak Khorsandi is feeling nostalgic in her new show going on tour, IT WAS THE ’90S! which 90s babies are sure to love.

We’re delighted that the WOW festival is coming back to the Southbank next year to celebrate, well, women of the world! You can get day passes or go the whole shebang and get a weekend pass now!

Want to help your friend dip their toe into performing? Get them a spot on our live and in person Stand Up to Stand Out workshop in January, new year, new skills! This is the ideal opportunity for anyone to find their comedy ‘mojo’ and a great introduction for those new to stand up.

For those who prefer to be online, our fabulous Comedy Crash Course is back for 2022. This course provides tailored tips and advice to help participants write, perform and share their comedy via Zoom.

For the bookworm

Daisy May Cooper’s autobiography Don’t Laugh, It’ll Only Encourage Her was recently published and is perfect for anyone who loved This Country or wants to learn about how Cooper got her break in comedy after a series of disastrous attempts that include a scam showcase and licking a stripper pole.

2008 Funny Women Awards winner Katherine Ryan’s The Audacity contains words of wisdom from Ryan on subjects that range from why Hooters is a matriarchy to potty-training a three-month-old baby and her battle with Lupus, all the while being hilarious.

Another Funny Women Awards alum, earlier this year Katy Wix published her memoir, Delicacy, a beautiful book that charts Wix’s life via slices of cake. A truly beautiful book that you’ll be thinking about well into 2022.

If your pal prefers fiction, that’s no problem! Andi Osho’s debut novel Asking for a Friend is perfect, a cheeky tale about three friends who embark on an outlandish dating experiment.

For anyone who has an aspiring young adult comedian in their life, Rebecca Elliott’s second novel about teenage comic Haylah Swinton, Pretty Rude is sure to be a hit.

Stocking Fillers

So Hilarious is a clothing brand founded by 2015 Funny Women Awards finalist Jane Postlethwaite, it’s an ethical, organic and unisex no-nonsense clothing brand for those who take the waste fast fashion creates seriously.

The eyes have it with this Anya Hindmarch collection, these accessories can’t fail to raise a smile. I SEE A SMILE.

Join Funny Women Patreon on your friend’s behalf, Patreons can now pay their Funny Women membership annually across all levels, saving 15% against a monthly membership. There are four levels of membership to choose from and you can support us from £15.30 per year. Your mate will get exclusive content on how to break into comedy with writing and performance tips from bonafide comedy celebs. Plus, discounted tickets for our workshops, limited-edition merchandise, VIP tickets to The Funny Women Awards Gala, newsletters, and much more!

We think we’ve got something for everyone in this list, happy shopping!

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