Double Award Win for Lorna Rose Treen

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Lorna Rose Treen has made Funny Women history by winning two awards at the Funny Women Awards 2022 Grand Final last week. The character comedian, writer and improviser triumphed in the Stage Award, playing a chain-smoking femme fatale and also won the Comedy Shorts Award for her film, My Entertainment Badge, where she portrayed a badge hungry Brownie.

The Stage Award, which is supported by NextUp Comedy, showcased 10 incredible acts with second place awarded to Marjolein Robertson and third to Jessie Nixon.

Sponsored by Sky Studios, the live final took place at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London last week (Thursday 29th September), hosted by 2018 Stage Award winner Thanyia Moore, and featuring a headline set from last year’s winner Lara Ricote.

Runners up in the Comedy Shorts category supported by the London Short Film Festival were Creative Writing 2.0 by Lorelei Mathias and New Mum’s New Toy by Sarah Grant and Katrina Allen.

The winning script in the Comedy Writing Award sponsored by Sky Studios, was Magical Extinction by Ruby Carr.  Runners up were Beth’s Din by Ellie Silver, and Wasteland by Nicki Lucas.

TikTok comedian Chanel Williams triumphed in the Content Creator Award supported by heat magazine and voted by the public.

The Funny Women Comedy Industry Award supported by Comedy 50:50 and The Comedy Crowd went to Amy Annette. This is an industry nominated award and the shortlist included Anna Leong Brophy and Hannah George.  

Check out the virtual programme for details about all the finalists and nominees here.

Check out the One’s To Watch list for 2022 here.

The sold out show at the Bloomsbury Theatre was streamed live on the night by NextUp Comedy and is available to view. Details of how to subscribe are here.

Picture credits: Steve Ullerthorne, Mariana Feijo, Steve Gregson.

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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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