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Manchester’s Women In Comedy Festival is Europes only festival dedicated to gender equality and takes place annually in Manchester, UK

The submission process has opened for acts, promoters and venues wanting to apply for slots, submit shows and events for The 2017 Women In Comedy Festival.  If you are interest in a show please click here.


The festival runs from 19-29th October and organisers expect over 150 events to be submitted, with over 7,500 people attending the festival which takes place in Manchester, UK. 


Funny Women Awards

The Women in Comedy Festival is proud to have linked up with the 2017 Funny Women Awards this year to encourage more women to take part and provide a vital platform to develop and broaden the appeal of female comedy. Heats for the Funny Women Stage Award will be running throughout the festival with regional finals and charity final taking place in the new year. Registration is open now! Please email awards2017@funnywomen.com or visit http://funnywomen.com/funny-women-awards/ for more information.


Open Mic Opportunities

Please email us info@womenincomedy.co.uk if you would like to apply for an open mic slot. These slots are 5-7minute unpaid slots. You do not need to fill out a submission form to book in for open mic slots or pay a submission fee. 


Comedy shorts slots

Please email us info@womenincomedy.co.uk if you would like to apply for a comedy short slot. These slots are 15-20 minute slots paid on a door split basis. You do not need to fill out a submission form to book in for comedy short slots. You will be matched with two other acts and the door takings and submission fee will be split between the three acts, each performing 15-20 minute slots during and hour long show.


To register for an open mic or comedy short slot you will need to provide the following information;

• Your name / performance name

• Good quality image

  1. A sentence about yourself, experience, style of comedy

  2. Any website, your tube or social media links


We book comedy short slots the first two weeks of May 2016 and the finalise the slots at the end of July. We also announce some slots via our facebook group so if you are on FB you might like to join the Women in Comedy Performers group.


About Funny Women?

Whether you’re a comedy performer, aspiring sitcom writer or film maker, the Funny Women Awards want to celebrate, support and showcase your talent!

The Funny Women Awards have been going since 2003, and we’re happy to be working in association with the 2017 awards. Funny Women are the launchpad for so many talented comedians, writers and short film makers. Whether you’re a stand-up, sketch group, script writer or just like making funny YouTube films with your mates, they all about celebrating your talent and putting you in front of the right people for it to truly shine.

Find out more here.


More info ?

For enquiries regarding your registration please contact the Women In Comedy Festival team on (+44)7958642090 or email info@womenincomedy.co.uk



One of ‘the UK's best comedy festivals’