Funny Women was founded by Lynne Parker in 2002 to help women find their voice through performing, writing and using humour in business and everyday life.

The Funny Women Awards were launched in 2003, and we’ve seen some fantastic acts pass through our doors who are now major names on the comedy circuit including Bridget Christie, Katherine Ryan, Andi Osho and Sarah Millican.

We run comedy workshops, weekend events and conferences in London, Manchester, Brighton and Edinburgh on stand up, comedy writing, improvisation, sketch and character, and ‘Time of the Month’ a scratch night to try out new comedy ideas.

See below to check out the full range of who we are and what we do.

HERlarious is our ‘sister’ brand providing corporate workshops, coaching, special events and creative solutions for your workplace. Our aim is to change the narrative for women, give them the tools and confidence to have a voice and to encourage more men to listen to what we have to say. 

Find your brand’s funny bone and talk to us about how we can add impact to your next marketing campaign or give you something ready made that will get you noticed.

We have a team of producers, writers, associates and volunteers who work with Funny Women on our Awards, events and website.

Funny Women founder, Lynne Parker, describes why she set up Funny Women.

Help us support women in comedy by becoming a valued patron. Enjoy access to selected events, discounted tickets, newsletters, special offers and exclusive merchandise!

With the exciting launch of our new Patreon page. We’d like to recognise our amazing Funny Friends that helped us get to where we are now. We couldn’t have done it without them.

We are lucky enough to have an incredible Advisory Board of talented business women, journalists and producers helping Funny Women every step of the way.