HuffPost UK Comedy and HuffPost UK Women are teaming up with The Funny Women Awards, sponsored by Benefit Cosmetics, to bring you the top 10 shortlist in the Comedy Shorts category, so here's 10 incredibly funny skits, all three minutes or less:
Straight Up featuring Hannah Berry George
When Tess comes across a couple drinking tea in a coffee shop, she becomes more and more intrigued about their relationship.
The Sesquipedalianist featuring Carolyn Goodyear
A man with a penchant for obscure words finds the dating world hard. Misunderstandings lead him to take a vow of silence which nearly cause him to miss out on the girl of his dreams. By writer and actress Carolyn Goodyear.
The Incident featuring Amy Harrison
By screenwriter, performer and copywriting extraordinaire, Amy Harrison.
The Cream Cake featuring Lexy and Lindsay
When Afternoon tea takes an unpleasant turn, the gloves come off. Written by actors Lexy Howe and Lindsay McGill.
Taking Chances featuring Elena Dapelo
Taking Chances is a series of short films and comedy sketches written, directed and produced by London based film-maker and performer Elena Dapelo.
Supermum featuring Lisa Gifford
SuperMum is a short mockumentary about a young mother with superpowers whom the press has dubbed SuperMum. Written and directed by Lisa Gifford.
ABCDead featuring Camilla Robinson
A new short film by Camilla Robinson, made in collaboration with actress Vanessa-Faye Stanley, shoe designer Tracey Neuls, and accessories designer Dean Sidaway.
The Intervention featuring Nicole Paglia
A family are forced to confront their troublesome relative, by independent writer and director Nicole Paglia.
9 on a Monday featuring Charly Conquest
Mock shock doc in which we meet 28-year-old Heidi, whose condition means that every Monday from 9am - 9pm she turns into a 9-year-old. Written by Charly Conquest.
Defrosted featuring Rachel Marwood
The Dark Afterlife of Frozen, written by actress Rachel Marwood.
This year's Funny Women Awards, which were first launched in 2003, will be held at Kings Place on Wednesday 23 September, and will be presented by former Funny Women finalist Kerry Godliman. Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards national domestic violence charity Refuge.
Former winners and finalists include Katherine Ryan, Andi Osho, Bridget Christie, Roisin Conaty and Sarah Millican.
The winner of the Comedy Shorts Award will receive £500 cash, £250 of Benefit Cosmetics goodies and the opportunity to meet and shadow an industry expert.
Other categories include the Stage Award, for the best stand-up, and the Comedy Writing Award for the best behind-the-scenes effort.