The Guide: December

Carmen Mackey

Carmen Mackey

Do you hear what I hear?

It is now officially winter! As we step into Christmas, it’s hard to believe how fast this year has flown by.  Although baby, it’s cold outside and everyone is counting down the days until the holidays, all comedians want for Christmas is for you to turn off the football and come to see their incredible shows!

So, what are you waiting for? Get out from underneath the Christmas lights or the mistletoe and go see some live comedy.

(Hot take – I don’t actually wish it could be Christmas everyday).

PAWA Arts Jam

Tuesday 6th December. The Miller, London.

PAWA Arts Jam — in aid of education for teenage girls in Asia is featuring 2022 Funny Women Stage Award One to Watch Pravanya Pillay. Come along for some great fun and to support a brilliant cause!

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MAma's Comedy

Wednesday 7th December. Poster Hauss, London.

Headed up by Victoria Olsina this night is a brilliant showcase of female and non-binary talent – with the occasional token man thrown in.

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Lauren Pattison: It is what it is

 7th – 10th December. Soho Theatre, London.

Returning to the Soho Theatre after a fab year *cough* Edinburgh Best Comedy Show Nominee 2022 *cough* and 2014 Funny Women Stage Award runner up Lauren Pattison us serving up her signature style in a run not to be missed…

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Pussy Jam COmedy

Thursday 8th December. Aftrwrk, Tallinn, Estonia.

Now for something new – Pussy Jam! A showcase of female-identifying comedians of Estonia and neighbouring lands, based in Tallinn. If you are in the area or happen to be on holiday we would definitely recommend and are excited to see the talent coming from this dynamic community.

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Magic Faraway Cabaret

Friday 9th & Saturday 10th December. Rosemary Branch Theatre, London.

A night of festive fun featuring performances from Kate Smurthwaite, Grainne Maguire and Claire Benjamin.

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Harriet Kemsley: Honeysuckle Island

Saturday 10th December. The Gulbenkian, Canterbury.

Join Harriet Kemsley as she takes a long hard squint at the beauty industry through her two remaining eyelashes for a fantastic evening of comedy in Canterbury!

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Cloud Cuckoo Comedy

Sunday 11th December. Cuckoo Bar, Prestwich, Manchester.

Head over to Cuckoo Bar for their first night of the NEW comedy showcase Cloud Cuckoo Comedy, featuring Jane Postlethwaite, Alex Stringer and more – absolutely free!!

Here is a link for the venue!

Isobel Rogers: work in progress

Wednesday 14th December. 2Northdown, London.

Looking forward to seeing what Isobel Rogers has been up to in this WIP, come and support new material!

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Pint-sized Comedy

Thursday 15th December. Upstairs at The Alpaca, London.

Pint-sized comedy is a fantastic night run by MC Farah Sharp and December’s line-up looks like an absolute treat featuring two of this year’s Funny Women Finalists Sharlin Jahan and Tatty Macleod, along with Comedy Shorts Award nominee Sapphire MacIntosh and more…

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Funny Women Live in Amsterdam

Saturday 17th December. Volta, Amsterdam.

WE LOVE AMSTERDAM!! Our monthly Open Mic is the perfect place to see new comics or try out new material. Follow in the footsteps of 2021 Funny Women Stage Award winner Lara Ricote and come along if you’re in the area.  Always a brilliant evening and December’s night will be filled with festive fun.

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Sheden Comedy *Christmas and NY Special*

Friday 30th December. Sidney & Eden, Bristol.

Hidden away in Sidney and Eden’s comedy basement this is a monthly female-led blast of joy from Funny Women’s very own 2022 “one to Watch” Eva Bindeman and Amused Moose 2022 Winner Chelsea Birkby. A pro comedy night with every act being female identifying or NB, with the exception of the Hunk of the Month because what is comedy without a little reverse objectification, this show is for punters who love comedy but sigh at endless line ups talking about tinder, willies or the missus. Celebratory, intimate and always sell out, this is a perfect show to end 2022.

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