8 episodes

International Showgirl and comedian, Ivy Paige dusts down her feathered headdress, sequined leotard and nipple tassels to interview a host of amazing people about their lives ‘behind the scenes’ of the entertainment industry.
  
Ivy has enticed some incredible guests into her virtual Funny Women boudoir and teased them into talking honestly about their careers and more, revealing some tricks of the trade and discussing what it’s like working in live comedy, cabaret, theatre, television, radio and film. 
 
And at the end of each episode, Funny Women founder, Lynne Parker comes out from behind the gin cabinet to share her experience and offer some extra wisdom.


Series Producer: Lynne Parker
Co-producers: Mariana Feijó & Ivy Paige


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Funny Women Behind the Scenes - with Ivy Paig‪e‬ Lynne Parker

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

International Showgirl and comedian, Ivy Paige dusts down her feathered headdress, sequined leotard and nipple tassels to interview a host of amazing people about their lives ‘behind the scenes’ of the entertainment industry.
  
Ivy has enticed some incredible guests into her virtual Funny Women boudoir and teased them into talking honestly about their careers and more, revealing some tricks of the trade and discussing what it’s like working in live comedy, cabaret, theatre, television, radio and film. 
 
And at the end of each episode, Funny Women founder, Lynne Parker comes out from behind the gin cabinet to share her experience and offer some extra wisdom.


Series Producer: Lynne Parker
Co-producers: Mariana Feijó & Ivy Paige


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    Valentine’s Day Special with the unstoppable Tanyalee Davis

    Valentine’s Day Special with the unstoppable Tanyalee Davis

    Ivy Paige is taking a break between seasons but she stopped spring cleaning her boudoir long enough to talk to our very special Valentine’s Day guest, Tanyalee Davis.  Joining us from the US, Tanyalee shares some romantic personal news to celebrate Valentine’s Day and talks about being ‘unstoppable’.  She describes how she’s used TikTok to rekindle her love of live comedy and the importance of developing a social media profile. Plus, Lynne and Ivy share more tricks of the trade from behind the scenes of today’s entertainment industry.


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    • 30 min
    Ria Lina mixes science with satirical comedy and family life.

    Ria Lina mixes science with satirical comedy and family life.

    Ivy Paige goes “Behind The Scenes” for Funny Women with award-winning stand up comedian, actress and writer Ria Lina, as seen on Sky News and Mock the Week. They explore the ‘science’ of comedy. With a PHD in virology, Ria is well qualified on this topic. She combines her busy and varied career with family life and talks passionately about the importance of language when writing topical comedy and satire. Plus Ivy and Lynne talk about the challenge of getting more women into writing rooms.
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    • 35 min
    Comedy is all about 'the hustle' and juggling careers - with Sikisa

    Comedy is all about 'the hustle' and juggling careers - with Sikisa

    Ivy Paige goes “Behind The Scenes” for Funny Women with stand up comedian Sikisa. It’s all about ‘the hustle’ and what it really takes to make it in the world of Comedy. Sikisa performs stand up alongside a full time job as a lawyer and a bit of pub management!   Recognition for her talent has come in the form of being a BBC New Comedy Award finalist and she was voted Leicester Comedy Festival Best Newcomer last year. Sikisa has recently appeared on Jonathan Ross’s Comedy Club. Plus Ivy and Lynne talk more about the ‘hustle’ of comedy, getting gigs and the mindset you need to be a jobbing comedian.
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    • 39 min
    Octogenarian Lynn Ruth Miller discusses how to write comedy and what it’s like to start your dream career at the age of 70.

    Octogenarian Lynn Ruth Miller discusses how to write comedy and what it’s like to start your dream career at the age of 70.

    Ivy Paige goes “Behind The Scenes” for Funny Women with Lynn Ruth Miller the 87 year old comedian, author and cabaret star. Starting stand up at the age of 70, travelling the world and moving countries to pursue her dream career, Lynn Ruth Miller is a tour de force of the comedy circuit. Paving the way for women in comedy Lynn Ruth is a true inspiration for all generations. Plus Ivy and Lynne discuss how to kickstart a career in comedy.
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    • 35 min
    Elf Lyons discusses the art of comedy and performance, from clowning to being a swan

    Elf Lyons discusses the art of comedy and performance, from clowning to being a swan

    Ivy Paige goes “Behind The Scenes” for Funny Women with Elf Lyons, comedian, writer and theatre practitioner. Featured in Vogue as one of the ‘Top Names of Now’, Elf has gained a cult reputation as one of the most innovative performers on the UK comedy circuit. She has been nominated for Best Show in the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality, Fringe World Perth's Best Comedy Show, won Pick of the Fringe at the Adelaide Fringe, Australia in 2018 and was runner up in the 2013 Funny Women Awards.  Plus Ivy and Lynne discuss the hot topic of getting an agent. 


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    • 39 min
    'Entertainment Maverick' Christopher Green talks about Art Bank, hypnotism and alter egos.

    'Entertainment Maverick' Christopher Green talks about Art Bank, hypnotism and alter egos.

    Ivy Paige goes ‘Behind The Scenes’ for Funny Women with Christopher Green, multi-award winning performer and writer who has appeared all over the world, works for the biggest cultural institutions in the UK and has written a book about hypnotism. Chris is well known for alter egos Tina C and Ida Barr and was aptly described as ‘an entertainment maverick’ by The Guardian. Plus Ivy and Lynne talk about the pain and pleasure of taking part at the Edinburgh Fringe. 


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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

DaniellaD1987 ,

Love it!

Thoroughly enjoying this series. So comforting in these lonely times. Funny, thought provoking, insightful, empowering..! What more could you want from one podcast!

tanyarx1 ,

Yessss 5*

I have been a fan of ivy for many years !! She is the queen of queens🤩🤩 this is the best podcast I have listened to it’s enough to keep anyone going through these times! Thank you for being so amazing 💛💛

EJC213 ,

❤️

Love it! Gloriously funny and heartwarming

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