Funny Women Best Comedy Writer Award with Comedy 50:50
In 2020,Funny Women launched a new industry award to recognise the female writers of unscripted comedy.
The Award will be accepting nominations of the best women comedy writers from radio, tv and digital producers of unscripted comedy
The Funny Women Best Comedy Writer Award with Comedy 50:50 was created to recognise the women amongst our oft unsung heroes of comedy – the gag, sketch and additional material writers of TV, Radio and digital entertainment.
Through our involvement with Comedy 50:50, it became increasingly clear to us that whilst women comedians were beginning to get a much better deal on screen and on the airwaves, female comedy writers for unscripted comedies were still vastly outnumbered by their male counterparts.
Whilst acknowledging comedy writing is an incredibly hard profession for almost anyone to break into, with this award we want to celebrate the talent and tenacity of the women writers of Britain and Ireland, who have overcome the clearly disproportionate barriers to entry to succeed in this highly competitive field.
The Funny Women Best Comedy Writer Award with Comedy 50:50 will be accepting nominations from producers, head writers and executives of TV and Radio’s Unscripted comedy shows through the months of August and September and the winner will be revealed at The Funny Women Awards Grand Final at the Bloomsbury Theatre on 23rd September 2021. A cash prize will be awarded to the Writer with the most nominations.
2021 Funny Women Best Comedy Writer Award Team
Russell Balkind, Emma Barnard, Lynne Parker, Alex Rochford
If you wish to nominate someone, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org