About
Us

Amplifying Female Voices Through Comedy

Funny Women is the destination to discover, connect and grow with humour. With support from the Arts Council England, we show women from all walks of life how to use comedy to build confidence. We strongly believe in equal rights and opportunities for all; by empowering female-identifying voices, we can contribute to gender parity in our industry and beyond. 

From our Comedy Crash Course to our Stand Up to Stand Out workshops, performance is encouraged, participation mandatory and laughter absolutely non-negotiable! 

We’re best known for the Funny Women Awards—an important industry platform for women looking to break into comedy. So far, over 4,000 gob-smackingly talented comics have taken part in 17 competitions, and our alumni include, Sarah Millican, Zoe Lyons, Sarah Pasco, Katherine Ryan, London Hughes, Desiree Burch, Kerry Godliman, Rachel Parris.

There are many ways to get involved with us, discover our magazine; take part in our interactive workshops; enter our awards; join our Patreon; connect with our Facebook group, or work with our sister company: HERlarious

Whatever your goal—we aim to provide a positive and inclusive experience for all.

Find out what makes our fearless founder Lynne Parker get out of bed in the morning.

Meet the fabulous team of producers, writers, associates, and volunteers who make the magic happen.

We’re supported by an incredible advisory board of talented businesswomen, journalists and producers, who help Funny Women every step of the way.

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Our Matron

We’re unbelievably proud to be supported by the one, the only, trailblazing tour-de-force Jo Brand.