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Kate McGann

Kate McGann

It is with absolute joy and pride, I embark on the role of producer for Funny Women Live in Brighton.

The Funny Women shows at Komedia have always been extremely important and successful. In fact this is Funny Women’s longest standing relationship with a venue when it hosted a heat of the very first Awards in 2003. The audiences are loyal, encouraging and sometimes wild!

As a performer you get a real sense of belonging to a brilliant and supportive community of people. The standard of talent showcased is always top notch and I feel honoured to be on the team. 

A bit about me, I have a background in acting and event management and after a brief foray into the world of cabaret and burlesque, I started performing stand-up on the open mic scene in Brighton in 2017. I’m now lucky enough to call myself a pro comic, performing all over the UK.

In 2019, I was a finalist of So You Think You’re Funny and runner up in the South Coast Comedian of the Year in 2021. I’ve had two sell-out Brighton Fringe shows, 8 States of Kate and Kate Expectations receiving great reviews and I plan to debut in Edinburgh next year.

As a producer and promoter, I had a couple of monthly comedy nights, a cabaret show and a popular quiz night in London. I’m currently producing a monthly pro comedy night in Tunbridge Wells and Forest Row.

In my personal life, I’m a new Mum to a gorgeous baby boy, Bodhi, with my husband and fellow comedian Rich Wilson. We have just started a new podcast Nevermind the Age Gap, where we overshare about our relationship and busy life with a newborn!

I’m so excited to be starting work on Funny Women Live in Brighton and to curate the same high quality shows, while nurturing new and exciting talent. My first night at the helm will be Saturday 27th April but I will be on hand for the last Brighton Nights show this coming Saturday 30th March. Come and say hi!

All booking details here.

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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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