March Gig Guide 

Tash Snaith

Tash Snaith

March means: spring; dare I say, a beer garden visit (best take the big coat still); and nearing the end of winter hibernation, and what better way to enjoy the lighter evenings than booking in some fantastic live comedy. We’ve rounded up our recommendations for this month’s funnies, from some new, some not-so-new tour shows, to our very own International Women’s Day event, to variety nights and more.

1. TOURS, WIPS AND DEBUTS

 © Chloe Petts, Caroline Quentin

CHLOE PETTS: IF YOU CAN’T SAY ANYTHING NICE

Fri-Sun 1-3 March @ Multiple Times, Multiple Venues (Oxford, Leeds)

Not only has Chloe Petts graced our screens on Hypothetical and Pointless Celebrities, she also co-founded the LOL word – a collective of queer, non-binary comedians), and supported Ed Gamble on his latest UK tour. Catch her sold out Fringe 2023 show If You Can’t Say Anything Nice during one of her 3 night stint at Soho Theatre.

You can grab your ticket here

CAROLINE QUENTIN: THE PLOT SO FAR

Thurs 22-10 Feb-March @ 7:30 PM, Multiple Venues

British comedy icon Caroline Quentin, whose career started out on Men Behaving Badly, Jonathon Creek and since has appeared on telly many times – including comedy panel shows such as Have I Got New For You and Room 101 – is touring the UK with her one woman show covering life, her new book and gardening.

You can grab your ticket here

© All Killa No Filla, Ania Magliano

ALL KILLA NO FILLA, THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Sat 30 March @ 8:00 PM, King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Creator of the smash hit podcast All Killa No Filla, Rachel Fairburn (twitter here) and Kiri Pritchard Mclean embark on a tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their podcast, live across the UK. Catch them in Glasgow at the end of March.

Grab a ticket here

ANIA MAGLIANO: I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU’VE DONE THIS

Multiple Dates, Multiple Venues

After a sold out run at Edinburgh Fringe last year, where she was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show 2023, and (separately but importantly) Funny Women Finalist 2020, Ania Magliano (IG here) has performed her fantastic show across the UK, with multiple dates to catch it in March, wherever you are in the country. Bag one while you can!

You can grab a ticket here

© ATSUKO OKATSUKA, Catherine Bohart

ATSUKO OKATSUKA: LIVE

Fri 8 March @ 7:00 PM, Hackney Empire

LA based stand up comic, actor and writer Atsuko Okatsuka (IG here) brings her show to Hackney Empire this month. With her special The Intruder on HBO, and named the Best Debut Special of 2022 by the New York Times, Okatsuka’s march stand up show is a hot ticket. Grab one while you can!

You can grab tickets here

CATHERINE BOHART: AGAIN, WITH FEELINGS

Mon-Sat 4-23 March @ 7:30 PM, Soho Theatre

Catherine Bohart (IG here) has a whopping 12 night run of her touring show Again, With Feelings at Soho Theatre this month, before she heads off across the UK. This show tackles relationships, love, navigating life’s delightful question: ‘What do I want?’ You can read our review of Catherine Bohart’s Edinburgh show here.

Grab a ticket here.

© Mary O’Connell, Holly Spillar

MARY O’CONNELL: MONEY PRINCESS

Weds-Sat 27-30 March @ 8:45 PM, Soho Theatre

Mary O’Connell (Funny Women Awards runner up and OnlyFans Creative Fund Winner 2023)‘s debut hour covers money, pop culture and trying to be a good person while living in London (if that’s possible) in her silly, heart-felt and entertaining show. Directed by Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Elf Lyons. You can read our review of her show here.

Grab a ticket here, IG here

HOLLY SPILLAR: HOLE

Tues-Weds 2-3 March @ 9:00 PM, Soho Theatre

For 2 nights, you can catch Holly Spillar’s (IG here) debut hour: Hole; a one-woman character comedy show about vaginismus, a seldom discussed topic, with reflections on internalised misogyny, the porn industry and dilators, told through acapella songs and a loop pedal. You can read our review of Spillar’s show here.

You can grab a ticket to her show here

© Leslie Liao

LESLIE LIAO: THE NIGHTTIME ROUTINE TOUR

Mon-Sat 18-23 March @ 9:15 PM, Soho Theatre

Following her debut online show Fixing Straight Men, Leslie Liao (IG here) has since featured in a two part Netflix special Verified Stand Up, and featured on The Tonight Show, and this month, she brings her new show The Nighttime Routine on tour over to the UK. About the life and love life of her experience as a single Chinese-American woman, living in Los Angeles.

You can grab a ticket to her show here

2. FUNNY WOMEN EVENTS

This month is International Women’s Day month! We’ve got even more Funny Women events just for you to enjoy. No matter where you’re based in Europe, we have something for you.

Funny Women Open House – Patreon Exclusice here! Monday 4 March @ 6:00 PM

Funny Women Live in Brussels here! Friday 8 March @ 8:00 PM

Funny Women Live in Amsterdam here! Saturday 9 March @ 8:00 PM

How To Have Fun At Work here! Tuesday 19 March @ 4:00 PM

Funny Women Live in Paris here! Tuesday 19 March @ 8:30 PM

Stand Up To Stand Out here! Saturday 23 March @ 11:00 AM

Funny Women Live in Brighton here! Saturday 30 March @ 8:00 PM

3. VARIETY NIGHTS

© 21Soho’s Queerly Beloved

21SOHO’S QUEERLY BELOVED

Weds 13 March @ 7:30 PM, 21Soho

Catch a fantastic line up of comics at 21Soho’s Queerly Beloved stand up night, including: Ceyla AB (IG here), Sam Nicoresti (X here), Ania Magliano (IG here), Dom McGovern (IG here) and more to be confirmed. You won’t want to miss it.

You can grab a ticket here.

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2024 Awards – Expression of Interest

We were overwhelmed by the response to last year’s Funny Women Awards and, with over 2,000 entries and nominations, it’s important for us to consider what resources and support we need. So we’re asking for a little help from you.

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Comedy Shorts Award Entry Requirements

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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.

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

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