From the Funny Women Team

The Magazine

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Lynne Parker

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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Kat Sadler is a brave girl in BBC Three Pilot

Stand-up and writer Kate Sadler has written a loosely autobiographical BBC Three sitcom pilot, such brave girls (all lower case, bell hooks style) which she also stars in alongside her sister Lizzie Davidson. 

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Vix Leyton

If you can’t see the road you need, build it.

There was a huge amount of excitement in the forums around the upcoming Women in Comedy Festival in Manchester; a brilliant project helmed by comedy powerhouse Jessica Toomey now in its eighth year, but once the celebrations on getting our slots died down, then became the hum of worry…

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Lynne Parker

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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Funny Women

Lynn Ruth Miller Has Died

Lynn Ruth Miller has died aged 87. The American comedian who made Brighton her home claimed to be the oldest female comedian in the world and will be greatly missed by the UK comedy community.

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