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20 Years of Funny Women

An Archive on 4 about Funny Women

I'm super proud to have written and produced this epic celebration of Funny Women and women who are funny.

To mark 20 years since Lynne Parker set up the Funny Women Awards, I've trawled through the Funny Women archive and spoken to just a few (15) of the Funny Women alumni for Archive on 4: 20 Years of Funny Women.

It's presented by Kerry Godliman and features new interviews with Diane Morgan, Zoe Lyons, Rachel Parris, Desiree Burch, Sindhu Vee, Jessica Fostekew, Charlie George, Amy Gledhill, Thanyia Moore, Gemma Whelan and all of the 2022 award winners, Amy Annette, Ruby Carr, Chanel Williams and the double-winning rising-star Lorna Rose Treen. Plus the Funny Women founder Lynne Parker and the ‘Matron’ of Funny Women, Jo Brand.

It also features archive performances from all of the above and Katherine Ryan, Sara Pascoe, Rosie Jones, Bridget Christie, Jayde Adams, London Hughes, and many others who all performed in the finals early in their careers.

The documentary was Pick of the Day in the Radio Times.

I also worked with Mighty Bunny on the live final of the 2023 Funny Women Awards, recorded at The Bloomsbury Theatre.

Archive on 4 - 20 Years of Funny Women was on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday 23rd September and is available now on BBC Sounds.

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