Meet 2021 Stage Finalist Sharon Wanjohi!

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We have now come to the end of our Meet the 2021 Finalists series, but we’re ending on a high with Sharon Wanjohi! The judges loved Sharon’s smart take on sexuality and race, paired with plenty of witty asides. We caught up with Sharon to talk about the Awards, why truth can be funny and her comedy wife Abbie Edwards.

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

Sharon Wanjohi: Amazing!! I physically couldn’t believe I was a finalist until I was on stage. And even then it didn’t feel real. Honestly, it was such a privilege to perform with such talented women. 

FW: How did you get started in comedy?

SW: I was forced on stage by my now comedy wife then president of the University of Southampton comedy society Abbie Edwards. 

FW: What inspires your comedy material?

SW: I think I try to draw on my own experiences, the truth is always funny. Ok maybe not always but most of the time you can force it to be funny.  

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

SW: Seriously go for it! I hesitated to enter but the support from Funny Women and all the amazing funny women and non-binary babes I’ve met along the way have been the absolute highlight of 2021. 

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

SW: Hardest question ever. In no particular order: Gina Yashere, Abbie Edwards, Helen Bauer, Dulcé Sloan, London Hughes.

Photo Credit: S. Ullathorne  

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Funny Women NextUp…Comedy Shorts Award

Are you a budding Director? Producer? Screenwriter? Are you collaborating with friends to make a funny video? Then we are looking for YOU!

If you have a short film or sketch that you think is hilarious, then enter your work for our Comedy Shorts Award to be in with a chance of winning some life-changing support and mentoring from comedy professionals.


A 1- 6 minute film that can take the form of anything comical. It’s a great opportunity to show us your creative flair and have fun!


This award is open to all women filmmakers and content developers. The film must be an original narrative created, produced and devised by a woman, or women, although male cast and crew members are allowed.


Yes – we require all films to be 6 minutes or under, to be entirely original dialogue, to not feature brand logos and most importantly, to only use music with the written consent of the performer and/or publisher either personally or via the PRS system .


We will broadcast selected entries on our Funny Women YouTube channel and social media (so keep an eye out) and the top 10 finalists’ films will also hosted on a dedicated Funny Women Comedy Shorts Awards page on our website. We will also broadcast the final 3 entries as part of the grand final night.


Films are judged for production, concept, delivery/performance, creativity, writing and overall funniness. The top 10 films are then viewed by an independent judging panel of top television and film industry professionals who will choose one overall winner and two runners up. The final three will be invited to attend the grand final in London on the 23rd September.


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