TOMBOY TARTS: COMEDY

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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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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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 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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THE FUNNY WOMEN DIARIES #9: THIS IS THE NEW US

This January in our Funny Women Diaries, Kate became a television extra for the first time and she is pretty sure this is the year we keep all our resolutions. Funny Women returns with brand new shows this year, so stay tuned! Okay, it could be that I am just getting plain old but 2017 seems to be slipping through my fingers already. We’re way past any Happy New Year greetings and any questions about how Christmas was is going to get some strange looks. We aren’t talking celebrations anymore! We’re busy detoxing – or explaining…

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THE FUNNY WOMEN DIARIES #8: OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

This December in our Funny Women Diaries, Kate reflects on why she is not a fan of office Christmas parties, a busy year at Funny Women and taking part in the BBC’s 100 women Wikipedia editathon. Christmas is coming! We will be celebrating this at Funny Women after our busiest year yet, by going for a training day in CMS, rounded off with drinks and there is talk of going to see DICK: The Adult Panto… OH NO we aren’t! I’d like to say, but it’s rude to go against the office organised Christmas fun,…

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THE FUNNY WOMEN DIARIES #7: STAYING INSPIRED BY BADASS WOMEN

This November in our Funny Women Diaries, the Funny Awards may be over but the funny woman Kate is not resting on her laurels with plenty of upcoming events and planning for looming 2017. 2016 has been a year of crappy news but she’s staying inspired to continue the Funny Women by two compelling BBC documentaries about badass women. Having repeatedly mentioned how busy we are at Funny Women HQ because of the Ed Fringe and then the Funny Women Awards you might think this diary entry will be all about resting on our laurels….

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