Satirical impressionist, and host of the Funny Women 2009 finals, Jan Ravens, wryly remarked at the start of the evening: “It’s not a competition of course, we don’t like to be competitive do we girls, competitive in a cooperative way perhaps…” No, of course we don’t, unless we’re enjoying a hearty, harmless game of lacrosse or netball, but to send up yet another stereotype of women, if this year’s finals...
It can't have been easy to select from the plethora of comedy talent that the Funny Women competition attracted this year, but after two of the strongest semi-finals in the seven year history of the competition, the 12 finalists have been announced who will go through to the final at the world-famous Comedy Store on September 21st.The Awards has seen a far more diverse mix of performances this year with...
Charlotte hails from the Georgian city of Bath, a beautiful but at times stifling place to grow up in. Tired of seeing the same old faces every time she went out (and, equally, they were probably a bit sick of seeing hers every Friday night too) she moved to London to pursue her dream of becoming a famous script writer. This goal is yet to be achieved but to distract herself from this failure she writes the occasional article for women's magazines, plays drums to vent rage and presents an irreverant and nonsensical show on hospital radio at The Royal London Hospital, where she gets to meet some lovely patients. Probably at her happiest dancing around the kitchen to Chic with a cleared surface to work with, she loves most genres of music but particularly stuff from the '70s as she reckons it was one of the most exciting and eclectic decades for music ever