Funny Women

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 04.10.2014 | 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 ...

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...