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‘Don't You Tell Me What's Funny!' Watch Joan Rivers' Epic Response To A Heckler

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Want a masterclass in not just how to deal with a heckler but also how to explain the point of comedy? Watch this clip of the late, great Joan Rivers ...

Even Up the Odds to Beat Everyday Sexism in Comedy

Lynne Parker | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

A 19 year old novice stand-up comic of our acquaintance was recounting the experience of her first ever gig. She told us that she had been announced on stage by a comedian who said that she had just performed a 'sexual favour' on him backstage.

WATCH: Best. Inflight Safety Announcement. Ever.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Comedy

“If I could pretend to have your attention for just a few moments, my ex-husband, my new boyfriend and their divorced attorney are going to show you...

Women, Humour and Power - Review Celebrates International Women's Day

Lynne Parker | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

As another International Women's Day (Saturday 8 March) approaches, a vast and diverse array of women's organisations, movements and charities are focused on getting their messages of equality and justice out to the world.

WATCH: Ellen DeGeneres And Minnie Driver Audition For 'Downton Abbey'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Comedy

As The Ellen DeGeneres Show notes on YouTube: "It's surprising Minnie Driver has been overlooked as a cast member for the hit show". Hopefully thi...

WATCH: Kristen Wiig Impersonates Harry Styles, Makes Our Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Comedy

The only thing better than Jimmy Fallon interviewing Harry Styles on his new Tonight Show? Jimmy Fallon interviewing Harry Styles as impersonated by K...

The Beeb Votes for Funny Females

Laura Ashton | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Laura Ashton

Danny Cohen, head of BBC Television, has announced that all male panel shows are 'not acceptable' and from now on shows like Mock the Week and QI are going to include at least one female contestant.

A New Year of Female Comedy - the Ones to Watch

Lynne Parker | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

Forget those empty New Year's resolutions about silly diets and unattainable relationships and go and have a girly laugh instead! Here are just a few recommendations.

15 Festive Funnies From Female Comedians

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Father Christmas, Rudolph, the baby Jesus, the Three Wise Men… Christmas, as with so many historical traditions, is just a little bit male skewed fo...

WATCH: 'The Brian Cox Song'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Comedy

It seems that musical comedian Vikki Stone has moved on from Phillip Schofield. Yes, a new silver fox has caught her eye - and it's Professor Bria...

Miranda: 'People Always Mistake Me For A Man'

Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

TV comic Miranda Hart isn’t afraid of making people laugh but life has imitated art for the star as she reveals in the real world things also turn i...

Who Says Women Aren't Funny?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Comedy

Appropriately enough for a final with a baker's dozen contestants, a double act called Twisted Loaf were crowned the winners of this year's Funny Wome...

Edinburgh Fringe Festival: 13 Funny Female Comedians To Watch

CNN | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Leading Women connects you to extraordinary women of our time. Each month, we meet two women at the top of their field, exploring their careers, lives...

Live to Work or Work to Live? Thoughts on the Third Metric

Lynne Parker | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lynne Parker

I have chosen vocation above money and success and that, unless you have sensibly accumulated a nest egg that you then use to fulfill your dream, is where I believe there is a place beyond Arianna's Third Metric to be explored.

Finding My Funny (Or, How I 'Learnt' to Do Stand-Up in Three Weeks)

Amy Abrahams | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Comedy
Amy Abrahams

People keep giving me pity eyes. "You're very brave," they say, rubbing my shoulder, as if I'm ill. But I'm not ill. What I am, though, is terrified. Because this week I'll be making my stand-up comedy debut in front of about 300 people. Am a comedian? No. I'm a sub editor

Female? Funny? Enter The Funny Women Comedy Writing Award 2013

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Comedy

The Funny Women Awards 2013 are now open. And as well as looking for the funniest female stand-ups in the UK, the awards are also on the hunt for come...

From Cambridge USA to Cambridge UK the Girls Are on Top

Lynne Parker | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

We've come a way in female comedy. When I created Funny Women just over 10 years ago it was the 'single white female' of the comedy circuit. With the help of an experienced (male) comedy promoter, we encouraged and cajoled around 70 women to enter the first ever Funny Women Awards in 2003 for one main prize. Now we attract over 300 women (and growing year on year) to enter for five different categories.

20 Funny Quotes About Mothers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Comedy

They say that mothering is the best job in the world. But it's also one of the hardest. And thus it brings with trials and tribulations, tears and...

150 Reasons Women Are Funny (PICTURES, QUOTES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Comedy

The next time you hear someone say that women aren't funny, may we suggest that - after laughing and patting them gently on the head - you direct them...

Funny Women Awards 2013 Now Open For Entries!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Comedy

The Funny Women Awards are back to find and support the next generation of brilliant female comics. The awards have been the launch pad for a numbe...

Humour Is a Valuable Weapon in the Battle for Women's Rights

Lynne Parker | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

There are great 'tribes' of women around the world with an armoury of communication skills inherent to their cultures yet the common denominator, the uniting factor, will nearly always be humour and laughter. This is the means by which we can speak as one voice.

PICTURES: Pretty Girls Pulling Ugly Faces

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Comedy

The new subreddit 'Pretty Girls Ugly Faces' does what it says on the tin. It's a place for female Redditors to upload pictures of themselves lookin...

Tina Fey: Most People Are So F***ing Boring On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK Comedy

Oh, Tina Fey. How we love you so. Fresh from hosting the Golden Globes (read her and Amy Poehler's best lines here and watch them in action here),...

Why Miranda Is Not Guilty Of Misogyny

The Guardian | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

We should be celebrating Miranda Hart's achievements in the male-dominated world of TV comedy, not searching for offence Sometimes you can time a b...

Chris Brown Deletes Twitter Account After Vulgar Attack On Female Comedian

Twitter | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.01.2013 | Home

Chris Brown continues to dazzle the world with his charm and manners, this time with an explosive volley of sexually graphic insults directed at a fem...