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Histcompod Episode 15 – Lynne Parker’s Funny Women Programme

In Episode 15 of A History of Comedy in Several Objects we have an exclusive interview with Lynne Parker, the founder and the head of Funny Women. Lynne discusses her experiences running Funny Women, the success stories, the controversial stories, and articulates points about feminism within stand-up comedy.

Lynne selected as her ‘object’ of the episode the 2016 Funny Women Awards programme, to demonstrate how far Funny Women has come since 2002.

Programme for the final of the 2016 Funny Women Awards

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