TOMBOY TARTS: ENTERTAINMENT

THE FUNNY WOMEN DIARIES #16: IS THE GOLDEN GLOBES STILL RELEVANT?

This January in our Funny Women Diaries, Kate is hopeful that the world actually sees the talent we have out there in 2018 after an eventful Golden Globes. Shouldn’t we be bidding adieu to those days of all-male shortlists for comedy and TV awards? Is it too late to say Happy New Year? I’m saying it anyway because this is my first Tomboy Tarts diary entry for 2018! We’re a few days in and somehow I already have 18 tabs open on my browser, even though I promised myself I wouldn’t let that happen. But then…

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THE FUNNY WOMEN DIARIES #15: FUNNY WOMEN COMEDY SHORTS AWARD

This holiday season in our Funny Women Diaries, the first heats of the Funny Women Stage Awards come to an end and Kate wants you to enter the Funny Women Comedy Shorts Awards. And breathe… Christmas is here and while the goose is getting fat we at Funny Women are deliberating over the first heats of our Stage Award. We have had the most entries ever and had to add on heats to see all the women who wanted to take to our stage and make us laugh. And laugh we did, making this part…

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THE FUNNY WOMEN DIARIES #14: LOUIS CK’S CONFESSION AND THE FALLOUT

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This December in our Funny Women Diaries,  Kate discusses how the comedy community is dealing with fallout from Louis CK’s  confessions of sexual misconduct. Well… this is quite a time to be living through, isn’t it? The last time I wrote the allegations against Harvey Weinstein was in the news They still are, but I didn’t realise Weinstein was effectively the first domino, and plenty of other figures are falling right now. And good. Good. I bet there are plenty of public figures quaking in their boots over past incidents where they have exploited those…

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THE FUNNY WOMEN DIARIES #13: THE HEAT IS ON!

This November in our Funny Women Diaries, the heat is on for The Funny Women Awards! Kate goes on a quest to find the funniest women in UK. The heat is on at Funny Women. We have launched our annual Funny Women Awards and are currently running the first heats across the country to find the best new talent in female comedy. We have held heats in London and Exeter so far. I am currently in Dublin, where we ran a double heat at Chaplin’s comedy club. We will repeat the same thing tonight to…

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BETTE VS JOAN: DAWN OF FEUD

Produced by Ryan Murphy, who freaked us out many-a-time with American Horror Story, new FX mini-series Feud is a docudrama following Hollywood stars Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis’ (Susan Sarandon) intense encounter when filming iconic thriller What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? For fans of cinema and classic movies, Feud is something of a must-see curiosity, as not only is it dealing with two actresses who famously couldn’t stand each other as they made a particularly wacky cult flick but the Jessica Lange/Susan Sarandon duo in itself is pretty cool. The trailers primarily emphasized…

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THE FUNNY WOMEN DIARIES #12: A NIGHT AT KOMEDIA

This August in our Funny Women Diaries, Kate is heading up to Edinburgh for the festival fringe and taking over the producing of the Funny Women monthly showcase at Brighton in her quest for comedy domination. Any takers for a night at Komedia? Having just recovered from the Brighton Festival Fringe in May, where I saw some amazing comedy talent, I’m preparing to head up to Edinburgh for the famous comedy rite of passage that is the festival fringe. If you are someone who is very organised, who colour codes spreadsheets and never has more…

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IRON FIST VS THE WORLD: DOES NETFLIX’S LAST DEFENDER DESERVE ALL THIS HATE?

After the successes of Daredevil, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, Marvel finally unveiled their latest TV show this month as every episode of Iron Fist proudly appeared on Netflix for all to devour over the weekend. Unlike the aforementioned shows, however, the response to Iron fist on social media was mixed, to say the least, with many fans panning it, expressing various complaints. Of course, many others were defending the show and it seemed like the main issues people had with it boiled down to the fact that there just wasn’t enough action and that…

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THE FUNNY WOMEN DIARIES #11: AFTER THE LONDON ATTACK

This March in our Funny Women Diaries, Kate reflects upon the London attack, how we can survive and support each other during these strange and unstable times and why comedy is still important, even in tragedy. I am writing this the morning after the attack in London in which some people died and others were severely injured. A friend who works in the Westminster area shared his joy at seeing one survivor being pulled from the Thames. One. How do we survive these strange and unstable times? What do we do? How do we support each other?…

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THE BADASS WONDER WOMAN ORIGIN STORY WE ‘VE BEEN WAITING FOR

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Just last week, Gal Gadot released the perfect Wonder Woman poster to put it on the dorm wall, where she looks like a superhero Goddess against a stunning backdrop. Now the actress has unleashed the reveal the latest trailer upon us the mere mortals. “Welcome to Themyscira,” she wrote on  “I am proud to present the NEW trailer for #WonderWoman!” In this new clip, we are introduced to Wonder Woman before she became a superhero. “The gods gave us many gifts one day you’ll know them all,” says her mom, Queen Hippolyta, played by Connie Nielsen. Except that Princess…

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THE FUNNY WOMEN DIARIES #10: WHAT WOULD BEYONCE DO?

This February in our Funny Women Diaries, Kate was struck in bed with a mystery flu-like illness during Valentine’s Day but was cheered up by Katherine Ryan and Luisa Omielan on television. Now she is back in action and recently saw the work-in-progress musical comedy Prom Kween at the VAULTS Festival. Hello? This thing on? Hi! It’s been a while, a couple of the Funny Women team were struck down with a mystery illness, it’s not quite flu but it’s more than a bad cold but it’s not Norovirus or anything dramatic like that. Needless to say…

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