From the Funny Women Team

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Zahra Barri

The Joys of NOT Being a Perfectionist

t’s become the millennial humblebrag alongside, “I’m a people pleaser” and “I suffer from imposter syndrome”. But being a perfectionist is a massive pain in the bum, albeit also the number one thing to say in a job interview when asked what your biggest flaw is…

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Zoe Paskett

The Guide: November

’d just like to start off by saying, gang, I’m proud of you. Everyone’s out there doing shit well and/or being cosy indoors with cats and stuff and I’m just feeling very warm in general about the cool and talented people all around. These feelings mainly come from me having been to about a million comedy shows over the past month…

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Jennifer Byrne

A Ghost Story

Gather around the campfire, kids – I have a blood-curdling ghost story for you. It’s called The Man With High Triglycerides and Not Enough ‘Good Cholesterol’ who Had Somewhat Successful Cardiac Surgery But Then Never Made Meaningful Changes To His Diet and Got Diabetes and Eventually Died…  

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Funny Women

Meet 2021 Stage Awards Finalist Abby Wambaugh!

Performing at the Funny Women Awards Grand Final is no easy feat, and it’s even harder if you have to open the show. But someone’s got to do it and, due to the cruelty of what is known as ‘alphabetical order,’ Abby Wambaugh was the first finalist on…

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Funny Women

Claudia O’Doherty cast in US sitcom Killing It

Award-winning comedian and actor Claudia O’Doherty has been cast in new US sitcom Killing It. In the show O’Doherty will play a down-on-her-luck Uber driver called Jillian alongside Brooklyn 99 star Craig Robinson – AKA The Pontiac Bandit.

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Funny Women

Meet 2021 Stage Awards runner-up Ola Labib!

Comedian Ola Labib has been popping up everywhere lately, you might have heard her on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, or The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan or, of course, at the 2021 Funny Women Awards Grand Final, where she placed runner-up!

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Zoe Paskett

Liz Kingsman: One Woman Show

When you see One Woman Show — and you will — you’ll want to talk about it to everyone who’ll listen. You’ll want to see it again, maybe twice, and then organise some sort of One Woman Show book club event where you sit around in a circle and list all the funniest and cleverest parts.

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Funny Women

Meet 2021 Stage Awards Runner-up Bronwyn Sweeney!

Bronwyn Sweeney impressed the judges at the 2021 Funny Women Awards Grand Final with her high energy performance and inside secrets about working in advertising! We caught up with Bronwyn to talk about what inspires her comedy and the strange situation where she discovered she was funny…

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