Lynne Parker

Lynne Parker

Lynne Parker is the founder and chief executive of Funny Women. She is also a performance coach, facilitator and speaker and writes for leading newspapers, magazines and trade journals including Huffington Post and The Guardian.  Visit www.lynneparker.co.uk to find out more.

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From the Funny Women Team

Why it’s TIMES UP on abuse

I set up Funny Women with the intention of creating a safe space for women in comedy and over the last (almost) 20 years I have been saddened by continuing reports of abuse, both mental and physical, from within our industry.

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Lynn Ruth Miller – the Last Laugh

When I grow old, I mean really old, I want to be like Lynn Ruth Miller who died yesterday at the age of 87. Until the last, Lynn Ruth was so full of life and dreams and plans – she knew the secret of immortality and now lives on in all of us who’ve worked, lived and played with her since she launched herself onto the comedy scene in her 70s.

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Curb your anxiety and enjoy reality

As Covid restrictions relax next week I expect our anxiety levels to rise. I’m not that happy about relying on the common sense of other people so I will still be exercising a certain level of caution in crowded places and on public transport.

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Will ‘Cinders’ go to the ball?

What do you want to be when you ‘grow up’? Apart from a Disney princess, I have always wanted to be a BBC continuity announcer, a casting director and a columnist on a national newspaper or magazine.

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My Happy Place

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week so my focus is on finding the joy in life. I’m giving thanks to all the people who’ve supported me over the last difficult year and celebrating the achievements and new relationships that have come out of one of the most challenging times of my life so far.

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