Funny Women Comedy Industry Award
The Funny Women Comedy Industry Award with Comedy 50:50 and The Comedy Crowd has been created to recognise the women amongst our oft unsung heroes of comedy – the gag, sketch and additional material writers, and the producers, developers and creators who are at the forefront of television, radio and digital entertainment.
Together with our industry partners Comedy 50:50 and The Comedy Crowd it has become increasingly clear to us that whilst women comedians were beginning to get a much better deal on screen and on the airwaves, female comedy creators were still vastly outnumbered by their male counterparts, in front and behind the camera.
Whilst acknowledging that comedy is an incredibly hard profession for almost anyone to break into and make a living, this award celebrates the talent and tenacity of the women performers, writers and creators of Britain and Ireland, who have overcome the clearly disproportionate barriers to entry to succeed in this highly competitive field.
Amy Annette 2022 Winner
‘Can’t believe I won an award for being the biggest comedy industry cutie patootie?! Thanks to my mother for raising a cutie and Nando’s for providing the tooty.’
Sophie Duker 2021 Winner
‘I’m INDUSTRY, BABY! Being recognised with this award was an incredibly special and affirming career moment. I’m delighted to pass it along to my successor at this year’s Funny Women Awards – they will doubtless be a remarkable talent.’
Christine Rose 2020 Winner
‘The last thing I won was a pig’s trotter in an Italian raffle so you can imagine how pleased I was to find out I had been crowned Funny Women’s Best TV Comedy Writer. If you’re not a performer then there aren’t many awards categories for you to be in. So after more than 10 years of writing awards show scripts it was amazing to actually be nominated for one, Thanks to everyone involved for this great honour. It is unlikely I will ever stop going on about it.’
The winner of this special Award will be revealed at the Funny Women Awards Grand Final at the Bloomsbury Theatre on 29th September 2022 along with the winners of our four other Awards.
2022 Funny Women Industry Award Team
Russell Balkind, Emma Barnard, Lynne Parker, Alex Rochford
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