The finale of the Funny Women’s awards was last week, which was a beautiful night where all the best women in comedy were celebrated for their work across many genres over the last year. Read more about each award winner and their work that got them there below.
The Stage Award Sponsored by Sky Studios- Winner Lara Ricote
There were 10 finalist for this award; Abby Wambaugh, Amelia Stubberfield, Beau Holland, Caitlin Powell, Lara Ricote, Louisa Keight, Natalie Bellingham, Ola Labib, Bronwyn Sweeney, and Sharon Wanjoh and each lady delivered strong stage sets. It was Lara Ricote who took the price which includes £1000 cash, one hour studio time with photographer Steve Ullathorne, a custom Tatty Devine trophy necklace, support and mentorship from Funny Women, their community and industry partners. The judging panel also awarded Ola Labib third place and Bronwyn Sweeney second place. However, all the finalists will be invited on a UK tour with Mick Perrin Worldwide.
Comedy Writing Award sponsored by Sky Studios- Winner Kathryn Bond
Comedian and writer Kathryn Bond won the Comedy Writing Award for her hilarious script Personal to win a cash prize of £1000, a funded development prize from Sky Studios, a custom Tatty Devine trophy necklace, support and mentorship from Funny Women, our community and industry partners. This award was well deserved but a close call as Bondhad strong competition from Lily Phillips and her script We’re All Going To Die and Zoë Tomalin’s script Creeps which has already won the David Nobbs Memorial Trust New Comedy Writing Award.
NextUp Comedy Shorts Award- Winner Ada Player
Ada Player was announced the winner with her short Johnny and Tommy which was shown alongside her fellow finalists Zara Janjua with Match Of The Yesterday Euro 1314 and Jo Wiggins’s Dog Haus. Players award includes an exclusive production deal with NextUp, a cash prize of £1000, a custom Tatty Devine trophy necklace, support and mentorship from Funny Women, their community and industry partners.
Heat Content Creator Award- Winner Haley Morris
Hayley Morris was announced the winner of the heat Content Creator Award. Morris has won a feature in heat magazine and heatworld as well as a cash prize of £1000, a custom Tatty Devine trophy necklace, support and mentorship from Funny Women, our community and industry partners.
Best Comedy Writer Award with Comedy 50:50- Winner Sophie Ducker
Sophie Duker was named winner of The Funny Women Best Comedy Writer Award with Comedy 50:50 and 2020’s winner Christine Rose was on hand to accept the award on Duker’s behalf.
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