Semi-Finalists

Here's a list of the amazing semi-finalists for the Funny Women Stage Award 2019

In no particular order, here are the list of semi-finalists!

Sarah Mann
Kemah Bob
Abi Clarke
Teresa Livingstone
Grace Mulvey
Laura Smyth
Mary O’Connell
Julia Stenton
Kate Feeney
Sian Davies
Karen Hobbs
Jen Rhodes
Ciara Jack
Jenan Younis
Yasmine (Jay Bennett)
Ita Fitz
Alice Brine
Eva Bindeman
Krystal Evans
Helena Langdon
Eryn Tett
Catherine Burgis
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Jenny Collier
Celya AB
Suzie Preece
Becky Povall
Liz Guterbock
Ruth Hunter
Anne Gill
Kate Barron
Liz Bains
Chloe Green
Pauline Eyre
Isa Bonachera
Sikisa Bostwick Barnes
Charlie George
Jen Ives
Bylgja Babylons
Kathryn Mather
Cam Spence
Justine Stafford
Simone Belshaw
Caity Burke
Louise Atkinson
Katherine Atkinson
Charlotte McKinney
Alice India
Heather Jordan Ross
Paula Gahan
Jessie Nixon
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Sarah Mann

Age: 35

Job: Musician

Hometown: Hereford

Comedy Hero: My friend Emily

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Kemah Bob

Age: 25

Job: Comedy & Depression

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Comedy Hero: The women producing "A Black Lady Sketch Show" for HBO. Absolute legends.

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Abi Clarke

Age: 23

Job: Dance Teacher & Choreographer

Hometown: Bristol

Comedy Hero: Sarah Millican

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Teresa Livingstone

Age: 40

Job: Former Teacher

Hometown: Belfast

Comedy Hero: Bette Midler

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Grace Mulvey

Age: 30

Job: Sales Co-ordinator

Hometown: Dublin, Ireland

Comedy Hero(s): Ali Wong, Paula Pell, Tina Fey & Dylan Moran - sorry can't pick just one!

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Laura Smyth

Age: 37

Job: English Teacher & Mother of 3

Hometown: Forest Gate

Comedy Hero: Jennifer Saunders

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Mary O'Connell

Age: 24

Job: TV Production Assistant

Hometown: North London

Comedy Hero: Katt Williams

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Julia Stenton

Age: 29

Job: Cover Teacher

Hometown: Bristol

Comedy Hero: Victoria Wood

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Kate Feeney

Age: 34

Job: People Science Consultant

Hometown: Dublin

Comedy Hero: Maria Bamford

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Sian Davies

Age: 36

Job: Retail Coffee Specialist

Hometown: Liverpool

Comedy Hero: Caroline Aherne

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Karen Hobbs

Age: 29

Job: Information Officer

Hometown: Little Wymondley

Comedy Hero(s): Katherine Ryan & Julia Davis

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Jen Rhodes

Age: 32

Job: Assistant Director

Hometown: Proud Teesider

Comedy Hero(s): Peter Kay/Ronnie Barker

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Ciara Jack

Age: 26

Job: Writer

Hometown: Colchester

Comedy Hero(s): Dylan Moran/Chris Morris

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Jenan Younis

Age: 28

Job: Unemployed

Hometown: Kingston

Comedy Hero: Gina Yashere

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Yasmine Day

Age: 29

Job: Freelancer

Hometown: Surrey

Comedy Hero: Kristen Wiig

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Ita Fitz

Age: 54

Job: Receptionist

Hometown: Dublin

Comedy Hero: Sarah Millican

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Alice Brine

Age: 28

Job: Advertising

Hometown: Wellington, NZ

Comedy Hero: Joan Rivers

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Eva Bindeman

Age: 30

Job: Nanny

Hometown: Bristol

Comedy Hero: French & Saunders

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Krystal Evans

Age: 33

Job: Bartender / Restauranteur

Hometown: Washington, USA

Comedy Hero: Maria Bamford

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Helena Langdon

Age: 34

Job: Copywriter

Hometown: Maidenhead, Berkshire

Comedy Hero(s): Josie Long, Amy Poehler etc...

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Suzie Preece

Age: 31

Job: Actor & Writer

Hometown: Ealing

Comedy Hero(s): Jennifer Saunders / My Mother

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Becky Povall

Age: 33

Job: Programme Co-ordinator

Hometown: Bristol

Comedy Hero: Tina Fey

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Liz Guterbock

Age: 37

Job: Voice Over Artist

Hometown: Visalia, California

Comedy Hero: Jen Brister

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Ruth Hunter

Age: 31

Job: English Language Teacher

Hometown: Glasgow

Comedy Hero: Eddie Izzard / Demi Lardner

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Liz Bains

Age: 43

Job: Freelance Journalist

Hometown: Maidstone

Comedy Hero(s): Jack Dee/Jo Brand/Angela Barnes/Mickey Flanagan

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Eryn Tett

Age: 26

Job: Model/Freelancer

Hometown: Singapore

Comedy Hero: Tig Notaro

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Catherine Burgis

Age: 35

Job: Business Owner

Hometown: Manchester

Comedy Hero: Paul Foot

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Shelf

Age: Combined: 51, Individual: 26 and 25, respectively.

Job: Online Content Creator and Data Analyst.

Hometown: London

Comedy Hero(s): The Pin? Ellen ? Mighty Boosh? Claire Dowie? Either a male sketch comedy double act, or a lesbian stand-up.

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Jenny Collier

Age: 35

Job: Comedy Writer & Performer

Hometown: Bangor

Comedy Hero: Rik Mayall

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Celya AB

Age: 23

Job: Office Work

Hometown: Paris

Comedy Hero: Maria Bamford, Les Inconnus (French) Bill Hader, Kate McKinnon, Pierre Desproges (French)

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Kate Barron

Age: 36

Job: Director of Business Development

Hometown: Vancouver, Canada

Comedy Hero(s): Chris Rock & Wanda Sykes

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Chloe Green

Age: 28

Job: Head of Creative

Hometown: Bridgeport

Comedy Hero: Bridget Christie

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Pauline Eyre

Age: 52

Job: Antenatal teacher

Hometown: London

Comedy Hero: Shappi Khorsandi

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Isa Bonachera

Age: 27

Job: Civil Servant

Hometown: Roquetas de Mar, Spain

Comedy Hero: Mae Martin

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Sikisa

Age: 32

Job: Solicitor

Hometown: London

Comedy Hero: Jocelyn Esien

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Charlie George

Age: 31

Job: Sales Children's Programme Manager

Hometown: Swindon

Comedy Hero: Maria Bamford

Jen Ives

Jen Ives

Age: 29

Job: Comedian / Writer

Hometown: Catford, London

Comedy Hero(s): Sarah Silverman, Vic & Bob, Steve Martin

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Bylgja Babylons

Age: 32

Job: Bartender

Hometown: DalvĂ­k, Iceland

Comedy Hero(s): Sarah Silverman and Thorsteinn Gudmundsson

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Kathryn Mather

Age: 26

Job: Games Master

Hometown: Rochdale

Comedy Hero(s): Liz Guterbock & Alice India

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Justine Stafford

Age: 25

Job: Content Creator (Meme Maker)

Hometown: Nobber, Co. Meath Ireland.

Comedy Hero(s): Bo Burnham / Nikki Glaser

Simone Belshaw

Simone Belshaw

Age: 30

Job: Freelance Data Queen

Hometown: Kamloops BC, Canada

Comedy Hero(s): Madeline Kahn & Oh Hello

Charlotte McKinney

Charlotte McKinney

Age: 38

Job: Actor/ Tour Guide / Bum Wiper

Hometown: Birmingham

Comedy Hero(s): Julie Walters & Kerry Godliman

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Alice India

Age: 25

Job: Trainee Teacher

Hometown: Bradford on Avon

Comedy Hero(s): Lou Sanders and London Hughes

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Heather Jordan Ross

Age: 29

Job: Writer & Stand-up Comic

Hometown: Aberdeen, Scotland

Comedy Hero: Maria Bamford

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Paula Gahan

Age: 29

Job: Air Stewardess

Hometown: Kildare Town, Ireland

Comedy Hero: Joan Rivers

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Jessie Nixon

Age: 23

Job: Events Manager

Hometown: Bristol

Comedy Hero(s): Bridget Christie, Ross Noble, Maria Bamford,

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Louise Atkinson

Age: 30

Job: Business Analyst

Hometown: Hull

Comedy Hero: The big sister from Dirty Dancing wen she sings Hula Hana.

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Ann Gill

Age: 38

Job: Actor, Voice Over Artist & Mum

Hometown: Dublin, Ireland

Comedy Hero: Dorothy Parker

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Caity Burke

Age: 24

Job: Paralegal

Hometown: Sydney, Australia

Comedy Hero: Kate McKinnon / Hannah Gadsby

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