Funny Women

How Humour Helped Me Survive Sleep-Deprivation - And Why I Wrote A Book To Help Parents See The Funny Side

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Parents
Emily-Jane Clark

They say laughter is the best medicine but it was only when I became a mum that I realised just how true that is. Humour not only helped me survive the dark days but it helped me gain confidence as a mother and connect me with so many parents who were experiencing the same things as I was.

Art And Music Collide For Winning Performance At Funny Women Awards

Lynne Parker | Posted 07.10.2017 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

Last week a charming young woman with a name tailor-made for comedy nuances picked up her guitar and sung her way to victory in the stage category of our 14th Funny Women Awards.

Amy Schumer Just Totally Shut Down A Sexist Heckler Who Demanded To See Her Breasts

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Comedy

Being heckled is sadly part of the job for all stand-up comedians. Sometimes people think they have the right to ruin a show someone has worked really...

Female Comedian Brutally Destroys Sexist Heckler

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Comedy

A brutal reality on the comedy industry is that many people are stuck with some sort of baseless view that women can't be funny - we're not sure why, ...

The Art of Tricking Yourself Into Being Productive

Amy Baker | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Comedy
Amy Baker

Gone will be the bi-hourly 10-minute hiatus from my tasks in which I play my favourite lone-game - "How many cats can I see from my window?" Some days this can be the best game ever, others I'm just left sad.

The Comedy Car Share

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Comedy
Maggy Whitehouse

On the issue of comedians and travel: the answer, for most comedians is the car share. Mirth Control, one of the online comedy bookers, actively looks for comedians who can drive others from London before deciding who gigs where. That's not entirely feasible from Dartmoor.

Just Some Record Breaking Comedy...

Samantha Baines | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Comedy
Samantha Baines

This week Eva App in association with Funny Women walked into the history books, setting the record for the most jokes told by women on social media in one hour and I got to host the event. Does this mean in one hundred years time people will talk about me in the same sentence as Isaac Newton and Florence Nightingale? Probably not, but it was a lovely first gig of 2016.

Amy Schumer's Hilarious Routine On Gender Roles And The Kardashians In Her First Time Hosting 'SNL'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Comedy

Comedian Amy Schumer had audiences across the US laughing their heads off on Saturday when she hosted 'Saturday Night Live' for the very first time. ...

And The 3 Finalists For Funny Women 'Comedy Shorts' Award Are...

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Comedy

There's nothing funnier than a funny woman. AMIRIGHT? So without further ado - and in no particular order - here are the three finalists for the Fu...

Funny Women Awards 2015: The Top 10 Videos

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Comedy

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...

What TED Taught Me About Myself

Lynne Parker | Posted 12.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

I am not alone. A New York Times survey in 1984 placed death third in a list of people's biggest fears. The first two were walking into a room full of strangers and speaking in public. So the whole TED phenomena taps into our inner fears and, as somebody who sends people o

Comedian Turns The Tables To See How Guys React To Street Harassment

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Comedy

We're guessing any men watching this either commit drive-by harassment themselves, or didn't know it happened. In a pretty hilarious social experim...

'Do Your Thing And Don't Care If They Like It': 15 Totally Inspiring Tina Fey Quotes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Comedy

Happy birthday, Tina Fey! Yes, one of our absolute favourite funny women turns 45 today. To celebrate, here's a reminder of some of her finest, mos...

Why All Women Line-Ups Are Still a 'Big Deal'

Lynne Parker | Posted 08.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

It all started with a glib remark by a male comedy promoter 15 years ago who replied to my question about why he never booked any women by stating that 'women aren't funny' and furthermore that 'there aren't any funny women on the circuit'.

This Woman Has The Perfect Comeback For Everything

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Comedy

"People say terrible things to us all the time," says comedian Claire Ayoub. "If you're like me, you think of the perfect comeback three days later wh...

Operation: School Run....Events occur in REAL TIME

Katy Cox | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK
Katy Cox

Operation 'Find the shoes' commences. Mum says 'Where are your shoes?'. Kid 1 replies ' I dunno. I dunno'. Kid 2 does not respond. His face is pressed up against the flat screen TV causing snot to smear across the front of his idol, Peppa Pig.

Tina Fey And Amy Poehler's Best Golden Globes Jokes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Comedy

They came, they saw, they slammed Bill Cosby. Yes, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were on wonderful form once again as they hosted the 2015 Golden Globe...

Do Funny Women Finish Last?

Lizzie Cernik | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Lizzie Cernik

They tell me that I make them laugh. That say they like me. They tell me that I'm interesting, independent or 'unique'. (Which roughly translated means 'I'd rather take a bath in regurgitated cat sick than go out with you'.) However successful the dates, the follow up is much the same.

Hate Christmas? And People? This Song Is For You

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Comedy

If you have an aversion to Christmas trees, snow and eggnog, then rest assured: you're not alone. Rachel Parris shares your pain. As she so beau...

This Woman Does Spot-On Impressions Of Celebrities Stuck In Traffic

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Comedy

World, meet Lauren O'Brien... ...and Drew Barrymore, Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie, Lois from 'Family Guy' - and a whol...

Why I Am an Accidental Entrepreneur

Lynne Parker | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK
Lynne Parker

Falling back on my journalistic training, a surprisingly successful 25 career as a public relations consultant followed, during which I developed the courage and confidence to promote my own business as well as those of my clients. By the time I accidentally became a 'comedy producer', I had accumulated a wealth of experience and a collection of useful skills to grow my own brand.

Think You're Busy? You're Not As Busy As These Two Women

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Comedy

There but for the grace of god... Yes, if you're a busy office worker with a busy life who's always hearing how 'busy' other people are, all the ti...

Watch The Winner Of The Funny Women Comedy Shorts Award

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Congratulations to Sally Cancello, who's the very first recipient of the Funny Women Comedy Shorts Award. Actor and director Cancello - who set up ...

Jayde Adams Is Crowned Winner Of The 2014 Funny Women Award

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Bristol comedian Jayde Adams has been crowned the winner of this year's coveted Funny Women Award. Wearing a nude bodysuit and finishing her set wi...

‘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 ...