Radio 4 commission specials from Josie Long & Jen Brister

Funny Women

Funny Women

BBC Radio 4 has commissioned stand-up specials from Josie Long and Jen Brister, the broadcaster has also announced a showcase of disabled comedy acts.

Long’s show, What’s Next? is adapted from her tour show Tender. In it, Long sets out an inspirational comic road map for a post crisis society to answer the biggest question facing us, what next? It will be recorded on 22nd May at The Stand in Glasgow. Brister will record her show, Waves, documenting parenting young twins in lockdown, in Brighton on 23rd May.

The Thirteen Million Club will showcase disabled comedy acts and be hosted by Briony May Williams at Backyard Comedy Club in London.

Impatient Productions will produce all three shows, comedian Mark Watson, who runs the company with producer Lianne Coop said: “This triple commission is a new high in Impatient’s content-providing CV and we would love you to be there”.

You can get your free tickets to all shows at Lost In TV

Check these out

From the Funny Women Team

Rachel Parris takes the helm of Late Night Mash

Rachel Parris has been announced as the new host of Late Night Mash! Parris has been a show regular since its beginnings on BBC 2 in 2017 with Nish Kumar as host. The comedian will be joined by a different guest host for each episode when the series returns to Dave this autumn.

Read More »

The Honest Truth: Friendships

With shows like Sex and The City we are taught that friendships are forever, but that’s not always the case. Losing a friendship can be as difficult as a breakup. In fact, it is a breakup in some case, isn’t it? Some of my friendships have lasted as long as one of Kim Kardashian’s marriages.

Read More »

Best in Class Lineup Announced

Best in Class is back with a bang at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. The crowdfunded, profit-sharing initiative, founded by 2019 Funny Women Awards runner-up Sian Davies, champions the talent of working-class comedians.

Read More »
Get notified when registration opens

Comedy Shorts Award Entry Requirements

The deadline for registration for the Comedy Shorts Award has passed.

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.

WHAT KIND OF FILM ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

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!

WHO CAN ENTER?

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.

ARE THERE ANY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR MY FILM?

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 https://www.prsformusic.com/ .

WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH MY FILM?

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.

HOW IS IT JUDGED?

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.

WHAT CAN I WIN?

2021 Funny Women Awards Prizes

The deadline for registration for the Comedy Shorts Award has passed.

If you need further information please contact us here