Funny Women On The Fringe

Join us ‘On The Fringe’ for a sparkling mix of comedy with special guests and the brightest new talent at the world famous Edinburgh Fringe. Enjoy stand-up, sketch, musical comedy and more as we showcase some of the best acts from the Funny Women Awards and beyond.  Featuring a different host and line up every day.

This show is hosted by:

Grainne Maguire


Gráinne Maguire has appeared on BBC One′s Question Time, Daily Politics, ITV1′s Agenda, Comedy Central’s Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience, RTE’s The Year That’s In It, BBC 3′s Free Speech, Radio 5 Live’s Seven Day Sunday and Hit List, Radio 4’s The Now Show Stephen K Amos’ An Idiots Guide, Front Row and Women’s Hour.  She has written for Channel Four’s Alternative Election Night, 8 Out of 10 Cats, The Last Leg and Radio 4’s News Quiz, Ayres on Air, Listomania, Dead Ringers, Dilemma, The Now Show and NewsJack, which she also script edits. In 2015, the NewsJack episode she script-edited won the Rose D’Or for Best Radio Comedy.  She brings two shows to the Fringe 2018 – her solo show at Gilded Balloon and her monthly topical night and podcast What Has the News Ever Done For Me? at Laughing Horse – City Cafe.  Twitter

“sarcastically and scabrously hilarious”  Chortle

“A definite must see performance from a comic at the top of her game”  **** Edinburgh Festivals Magazine


Cam Spence

Cam Spence is a character comedian, actress, writer and filmmaker who has appeared in and written for Channel 4’s Riot Girls.  A rising star,  she was the Funny Women Comedy Shorts Award Winner 2018 for her film POLLY, which can be seen here. She will be performing memorable and entertaining characters in a shared hour Edinburgh Fringe lunchtime show The New Babes at Banshee Labyrinth.
“Supremely talented and smart” The Telegraph.
“Comedy genius”  The Mumble

Lily Phillips


A Max Turner Finalist 2018 and 2017 Funny Women Awards Finalist, Lily Phillips likes to use her stand up to tackle female ‘taboo’ subjects, from vaginal steaming to the wonder of menstrual cups, Lily leaves no feminine stone unturned.

“Charming and moderately obscene…”      The Scotsman ****

Sophie Duker


Sophie Duker describes herself as a “sexy-cerebral comedy underdog” and is quickly establishing herself as one of the most exciting new acts on the circuit. In 2018 Sophie starred in a comedy pilot for Channel 4 called Riot Girls, as well as a new pilot for Comedy Central UK called What I Wish I’d Said. She is also a comedy writer whose funnies you might have heard in the following places: BBC’s Famlam, BBC2; The News Quiz, The Now Show, BBC Radio 4 and Cartoon Network, The Amazing World of Gumball. Sophie is an alumna of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve, has been shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award and is a previous finalist of the 2015 Funny Women Awards.  She founded and hosts Manic Pixie Dream Girls, an international, intersectional feminist comedy show that appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016 and 2017. Since January 2018 Sophie also hosts Wacky Racists, a ‘crazy stupid cool’ comedy cabaret gameshow, in a monthly residency at the Aces & Eights.

“A sparky proposition… intelligent jokes”  The Independent

Tina T’urner Tea Lady


Award winning Musical Comedy domestic diva, Tina T’urner Tea Lady makes simply the best tea in town! Best Comedy Nominee West End Wilma Awards 2017.  Winner Best Newcomer London Cabaret Awards 2014.  Finalist New Act Of The Year 2014.  Finalist Musical Comedy Awards 2013.  

“Embodies the spirit of alternative cabaret, when the weird and the wonderful dominated”  Chortle


These shows have been made possible with the support of Starling Bank, the mobile-only bank that takes your money seriously. Through their campaign #MakeMoneyEqual, Starling is promoting the often difficult conversations about money and giving women a voice.

‘This comedy show provides something for everyone!‘ **** Broadway Baby

‘Funny Women celebrates Funny Women Finding Their Voice in Comedy.  It’s flying the flag for funny and has launched amazing careers. It’s a joyous thing.’  Stylist


When and where

The Blue Room,

Assembly Rooms, 

George Street,

Edinburgh EH2 2LR. 


7.20pm (1 hr)
£10 £8 concs
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