From the Funny Women Team

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How to Deal with Rejection

I’ve been working in the comedy, acting, and writing industry for over 10 years and I’ve experienced a lot of rejection among the many positive responses I’ve had. For every ‘yes’ there are a dozen ‘no’s’.

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Why Comedians Should WiP it

It’s awards season at Funny Women and I’ve spent the last week or so marking comedians new, and not so new, as they perform on heats via Zoom in the hope of making it to the Stage Award semi-finals. Now, it makes perfect sense that you would be most interested in the acts who make it through to the next round…

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Her Boobs, My Boobs

I was making dinner when my twenty-two-year-old live-in babysitter came into the kitchen wearing a thin, cropped, flesh-colored tank top with no bra and spandex shorts. As a mother of two heavy with forty years of my own body issues, I promptly fell into an existential crisis…

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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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Straight White Hate Mail

I was signed quite early – eight months into my comedy career. Instead of assuming that this might mean I actually possess some talent, a lot of people, including this week’s subject, Nick, before they had even seen me perform…

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