You've probably seen the hashtag, gifs and memes sprinkled along the way on the world wide interweb today celebrating International Women's Day. But what is International Women's Day do you ask? International Women's Day is a dedicated day to celebrate the success and achievements women have made throughout history across every nation and to also act as a platform to inspire women. Originally it was established to campaign for better pay and voting rights however across the years the celebration has grown and with it the bonds and celebration of women across the globe.
In light of this we wanted to put together our very own list of shining upcoming female comedian stars that bring us endless giggles and guffaws.
Say hello the brilliant Kiri Pritchard McLean. Director, writer and one in fourth of a performer for the Gein's Family Giftshop, stand up and not to mention she also hosts a ferociously funny, out of the ordinary podcast alongside the ever so hilarious Rachel Fairburn. What's not to love!
Lou Conran – The master of owning a room and splendid story teller Lou Conran is an inspiration to many. Over a year ago Lou bravely took her show to the Edinburgh Festival to talk about the miscarriage of her daughter, listed as "an empowering yet painfully funny show about life and ultimately the taboo of death".
Demark dame of comedy Sofie is inspiring many with her giggle worthy shows, advocate for both positive body image and perception and opening up about mental health and why it should be a laughing matter.
Be sure to catch her blog and podcast series
Katie Mulgrew –
Winner of Liverpool Hope University's / Royal Court Theatre Liverpool playright competition winner stand up comedian, writer and soup ethisiast Katie Mulgrew is definitely one to look out for! She's also set up the fabulous Mum's The Word Comedy Club in Manchester, !
Katie Tracey – We had to have a fellow scouser in here didn't we. Meet Katie Tracey, finalist in the 2012 national Funny Women Awards competition and Liverpool's boss, dead funny comedian.
We could go on for days! We've merely scratched the surface of women we find fantastically funny. Join us in us celebrating International Women's Day and shout out loud about your favourite fantastically funny females.... #womenincomedy #IWD2018
LATEST CHARITY NEWS
In the theme of International Women's Day we wanted to celebrate being awarded funding from The Big Lottery to support the launch and development of our Feeling Funny: Mum's programme. Set to launch later this year we will be working alongside Mum's and Mum's to be living in the Liverpool City Region to improve their mental health and wellbeing and combat the stigma surrounding perinatal mental illness. We can't wait to get started!