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Forthcoming Funny Femmes

Recently, V Festival came under fire for their all male comedy lineups, claiming that no female comics were available. We’re not quite sure how they have managed this, for when we looked at our forthcoming comedy shows, the girls are all over it!

Here are some of our forthcoming funny femmes.

Caitlin Moran Live!

How To Build A Girl
Thu 10 Jul 2014, 19:30
£21.50 incl. booking fee

In order to get out of doing her fair share of the child-care, Caitlin Moran is coming to Bristol, insisting the bar stay open late, and talking about men, women, Sherlock, David Bowie, big hair, feminism, welfare, that amazing heavy-metal kid on Gogglebox who never says anything, and THE REVOLUTION.

There will be highlights from How To Be A Woman, Moranthology and Caitlin’s new book: How To Build A Girl, which is the only novel so far in existence with an entire chapter about cystitis.

Blueprints for changing the world WILL be issued. And then lost in nightclubs later.

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Bridget Christie

A Bic For Her
Wed 17 Sep 2014, 20:00
The Lantern
£16.13 incl. booking fee

“This hour announces her as one of the finest comedians around,” says The Independent of this 2013 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning show. It’s an “intelligent, passionate and beautifully silly show attacking everyday sexism,” says Time Out – the title coming from the (ill-advised?) product released by the pen manufacturers aimed at the female market. The Observer calls her “a superb stand-up with a powerful voice and something to say”.

This is a seated show

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What The Frock! Comedy

Luisa Omielan and Vikki Stone
Fri 19 Sep 2014, 20:00
The Lantern
£11.83 to £13.98 incl. booking fee

The return of the award-winning comedy night features Chicago’s Second City alumna Luisa Omielan, who sold out London’s Soho Theatre five times with her debut show, What Would Beyoncé Do? The Telegraph called it “about as funny as any comedy show needs to be”. Also performing is “hilarious and brilliant” (Heat) musical comedian Vikki Stone, who struck “viral pay dirt with her paean to Phillip Schofield” (Chortle).

Hosted by Jayde Adams

This is a seated show

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Katherine Ryan

Glam Role Model
Thu 25 Sep 2014, 19:30
The Lantern
£12.90 incl. booking fee

Pop-culture obsessed Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan received death threats following her appearance on BBC2’s Mock The Week last year. Thankfully, she survived the episode and is ready for her second UK stand-up tour. Expect “warped wit, striking presence, killer lines [and] calm confidence” (Scotsman) from the “assured and impertinent” (Telegraph) performer.

Warning: Video may contain adult content

This is a seated show.

Age Guidance 16+

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Shappi Khorsandi

Because I’m Shappi
Sun 5 Oct 2014, 20:00
The Lantern
£13.98 to £16.13 incl. booking fee

The “seriously funny and surprisingly filthy” star of Live at The Apollo and QI – and best-selling author of A Beginner’s Guide to Acting English – celebrates the good things in life. Meet the friends, family and total strangers who’ve helped her to navigate her personal Yellow Brick Road. “Shappi is an endearing presence and possesses a charming self-awareness that ensures consistent laughter from start to finish,” says the Huffington Post.

This is a seated show

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Jo Caulfield

Celebration of Anger
Sat 11 Oct 2014, 20:00
The Lantern
£15.05 incl. booking fee

Best Female Stand-Up (Chortle Awards) and Funniest Woman (LAFTA Awards) nominee Jo Caulfield presents her furious new show. The presenter of Radio 4’s Jo Caulfield’s Speakeasy asks why anger is seen as a bad thing when having a good rant is the only sensible reaction to vacuous celebrities, drunken girlfriends, TV quiz shows and arrogant shop assistants.

Over 16s only

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Joan Rivers

Quick… Before They Close the Lid
Sun 12 Oct 2014, 19:30
£32.25 to £37.09 incl. booking fee

Internationally renowned comedienne Joan Rivers brings her distinctive brand of irreverent comedy to the UK in a series of rare performances entitled Quick…Before They Close the Lid. Her last UK tour in 2012 saw her appear to critical acclaim in no less than eleven sold-out shows, including the Royal Albert Hall.  Plus she has nothing better to do.

The Emmy Award-winning television talk-show host is also currently starring in the global TV favourite, Fashion Police.  With her unique gift of humour, Joan continues to dominate our screens and headline illustrious venues worldwide.

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Sara Pascoe Vs History

Thu 13 Nov 2014, 20:00
The Lantern
£12.90 incl. booking fee

“An exhilarating and deeply satisfying show” (The Times) from the star of Stand Up for the Week, Live at the Apollo, Twenty Twelve and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Pascoe shares her romantic history, existential theory and cultural insights, showcasing a “lively mind [that] teases out big questions with intelligence, silliness and self-deprecation” (The Guardian).

Over 16s only. This is a seated show

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What The Frock! Comedy

Aisling Bea and Shazia Mirza
Fri 14 Nov 2014, 20:00
The Lantern
£11.83 to £13.98 incl. booking fee

Second show of the season from the award-winning comedy night. Tonight’s show features Aisling Bea, the first woman in 20 years to win the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny? competition. The Guardian called her show at Edinburgh Festival last year “hugely endearing and accomplished”. Joining her is Shazia Mirza, whose “laconic one-liners represent something quite unique in modern comedy” (The Guardian).

Hosted by Jayde Adams

This is a seated show

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Susan Calman

Lady Like
Fri 5 Dec 2014, 19:30
The Lantern
£16.13 incl. booking fee
Award-winning comedian Susan Calman embarks on her first ever UK tour with her new show  ‘Lady Like’ which, at the very least, make you feel better about your own life. Expect a reassuring couple of hours spent with the woman her neighbours call “the mad cat lady” in a show about being older, wiser and liking yourself whatever anyone might say.

For over 16s only. This is a seated show.

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Suzi Ruffell

Social Chameleon
Fri 20 Mar 2015, 20:00
The Lantern
£12.90 incl. booking fee

OK, so we cheated slightly here. This event is two comedy shows for the price of one, featuring Romesh Ranganathan with Rom Wasn’t Built in a Day and Suzi Ruffell presenting social chameleon.

London is Funny said of Ruffell: “This is what talent looks like before it hits big.” In her second show, the “stand-up gem” (The Guardian) questions why she’s spent 27 years trying to make everyone like her.

Over 16s only

This is a seated show

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