This is our 15th year of running the Funny Women Awards and once again we’re on the road across the UK and Ireland to find the newest and best female comedy talent.
We have some incredible alumni including Zoe Lyons, Kerry Godliman, Bridget Christie, Susan Calman, Katherine Ryan, Sara Pascoe, Jayde Adams, Desiree Burch and last year’s winner, Harriet Braine, who is already making a name for herself.
Our much sought-after Stage Award focuses on a series of live heats where each act performs five minutes of comedy in front of an audience. You could follow in their footsteps by taking part or come along and support the next brilliant crop of female performers and watch them take their first steps towards comedy glory.
Our first London Heat at the Phoenix Artist Club is hosted by the wonderful Catherine Bohart fresh from a run at the prestigious Pleasance Reserve at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017. Catherine started performing stand-up in 2015 and since then has enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks of UK and Irish comedy. In 2016, she was a finalist in both the BBC New Comedy Awards and Funny Women has just been named on the BBC’s New Talent Hotlist 2017. catherinebohart.com
“a distinctive voice and a story you’d like to hear” (Chortle)
“pretty much the perfect comedy package” (Beyond The Joke)
See you there!
When and where
The Phoenix Artist Club
1 Phoenix Street,
London WC2H 8BU