22 episodes

Funny Women’s Digital Creative Strategist Mariana Feijó and Award’s Coordinator Carmen Mackay bring you Behind the Scenes of Funny Women, where no one has ever been before.
Think of it as a peak behind the curtain, into their staff room, where they curate interviews with comedians, spotlight live gigs, and guide you through a little bit of the history of comedy.
Hosts by Carmen Mackey & Mariana Feijó
Contributor Scarlett Kefford
Sound Mixing and Editing James Burns
Producer Mariana Feijó
Funny Women is the top Woman-led Comedy Community, amplifying voices from underrepresented genders in the industry, since 2002.


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Funny Women Behind the Scenes Funny Women

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Funny Women’s Digital Creative Strategist Mariana Feijó and Award’s Coordinator Carmen Mackay bring you Behind the Scenes of Funny Women, where no one has ever been before.
Think of it as a peak behind the curtain, into their staff room, where they curate interviews with comedians, spotlight live gigs, and guide you through a little bit of the history of comedy.
Hosts by Carmen Mackey & Mariana Feijó
Contributor Scarlett Kefford
Sound Mixing and Editing James Burns
Producer Mariana Feijó
Funny Women is the top Woman-led Comedy Community, amplifying voices from underrepresented genders in the industry, since 2002.


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    Gender and Comedy with Abby Wambaugh and Justine Sless

    Gender and Comedy with Abby Wambaugh and Justine Sless

    Scarlett Kefford sits down with Funny Women Awards 2021 finalist Abby Wambaugh to chat about entering the comedy industry as a non binary person and how that might affect their performance and material. Mariana Feijó chats to Justine Sless about her book Mistress of Mirth’s Comedy Tour, a tale of what goes on in those first open mics all comedians have to go through. Carmen Mackey tells us all about the British stand up comedy archive at the University of Kent.
    Think of it as a peak behind the curtain, into their staff room where they curate interviews with comedians, spotlight live gigs, and tell you a little bit of the history of comedy.
    Hosts Carmen Mackey & Mariana Feijó
    Contributor Scarlett Kefford
    Guests Abby Wambaugh & Justine Sless
    Sound Mixing and Editing James Burns
    Producer Mariana Feijó
    Funny Women is the top Woman-led Comedy Community, amplifying voices from underrepresented genders in the industry, since 2002.


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    • 32 min
    Comedy Industry and Awards with Jo Brand

    Comedy Industry and Awards with Jo Brand

    Carmen Mackey sits down with Funny Women matron Jo Brand to chat about the comedy industry and how it’s changed throughout the years. With the Funny Women Awards 2022 open for registration, they go into the role of competitions in a career in comedy. Mental health is at the forefront of everyone’s minds after the long pandemic, and it’s no surprise the conversation also dips into it. All of it sprinkled with funny anecdotes from the iconic Jo Brand.
    Hosts Carmen Mackey & Mariana Feijó
    Sound Mixing and Editing James Burns
    Producer Mariana Feijó
    Funny Women is the top Woman-led Comedy Community, amplifying voices from underrepresented genders in the industry, since 2002.


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    • 19 min
    Winning awards and post lockdown stagefright with Nikola McMurtrie

    Winning awards and post lockdown stagefright with Nikola McMurtrie

    Ivy Paige talks to comedy writer and performer Nikola McMurtrie about winning awards and what comes next. In 2020 Nikola won the Funny Women Comedy Shorts Award with her offbeat take on karaoke and she went on to win the British Comedy Guide Pro video competition.  Nikola talks to Ivy about the reality of writing and creating comedy sketches, her inspiration and gives some insights into using the resources around us to make comedy content. Plus Funny Women Founder Lynne Parker and Ivy talk about how to tackle stage fright as we return to live performance post lockdown.
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    • 32 min
    Multi-media and multi-tasking with Jen Ives

    Multi-media and multi-tasking with Jen Ives

    Ivy Paige explores the world of media multi-tasking with Jen Ives, Funny Women Stage Award finalist 2019, writer, creator and podcaster. Recently featured in The New York Times, Jen was also a finalist in the 2020 Funny Women Best Web Series Award and has received a whole host of industry accolades. Jen discusses her approach to writing and performing comedy, the inspiration behind her new live stage show ‘Peak Trans’ and a truly unique insight into what it takes to make comedy a full time career. Plus Funny Women founder Lynne Parker talks to Ivy about what it takes to become a full-time comedy professional and give up the day job.
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    • 37 min
    Developing and producing comedy with Morwenna Gordon

    Developing and producing comedy with Morwenna Gordon

    Ivy Paige explores the world of commissioning, developing and producing comedy with Morwenna Gordon, former Comedy Commissioning Editor for Sky and now Executive Producer for award-winning production company, Expectation. Morwenna and Ivy discuss what it really takes to get a fully fledged comedy series on the screen! From script development to finding talent and filming pilot episodes, Morwenna gives a truly unique insight into the world of television production and how she got there. Plus Funny Women founder Lynne Parker talks to Ivy about the incredible development package on offer with Sky Studios as part of this year’s Funny Women Awards.
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    • 30 min
    Creating and influencing with the queen of content Sophie McCartney

    Creating and influencing with the queen of content Sophie McCartney

    Ivy Paige explores the world of online comedy content creation with comedian, writer and influencer Sophie McCartney, aka ‘Tired and Tested’, and winner of the  2020 Funny Women Awards Best Web Series in our extraordinary lockdown year. With over 25 million views for her comedy parody song “Smell of You” Sophie took the online world by storm as much to her own amazement as the public’s!  From Tik Tok and Twitter to Instagram and Facebook Ivy and Sophie discuss how to make the most out of these platforms to create a comedy career online. Plus Funny Women founder Lynne Parker talks to Ivy about how social media helps to reach a global audience and the all new Funny Women heat Content Creator Award. 


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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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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!

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