Kate Stone

Kate Stone

Kate Stone is the editor of Funny Women and an award-winning script writer. She has written comedy sketches for the BBC's 100 Women project and created the Funny Women Awards Comedy Shorts category.

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From the Funny Women Team

In Praise of Going Solo

There are plenty of things we can agree are best done alone, reading, writing, and practicing the violin are all activities I strongly believe are solo activities. However, when we talk about loneness we are usually referring to pursuits that require privacy. We rarely discuss the joy of doing things by yourself and when it comes to live entertainment, especially live comedy…

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Daisy May Cooper Memoir

hard to separate Daisy May Cooper from her cartoonish yet hilariously familiar This Country creation Kerry Mucklowe, so I expected pure silliness from her memoir Don’t Laugh, It’ll Only Encourage Her. And silliness there is, but it is squashed between grinding unfairness and poverty.

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Katherine Ryan: The Audacity

You know an autobiography is especially good when you can’t stop quoting it. I received my review copy of Katherine Ryan’s book The Audacity on Friday and over the weekend I think I said “Well, Katherine says…” about 500 times.

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Ladybaby Review

Ladybaby is a 25-minute tragi-comedy by Kirstie Swain which tells the story of Suzie and Kate, a recently reunited mother and daughter odd coupling in which the daughter is sensible and the mother is wild. You may be preparing yourself for echoes of Absolutely Fabulous…

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