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Funny Women Comedy Gala: Kerry Godliman, Lucy Porter, Felicity Ward, Desiree Burch, Ellie Taylor, Harriet Braine, Ayesha Hazarika, Kelly Convey, Zoe Lyons
Have a fantastic night and raise the roof while raising money for Brighton Women’s Centre.
They are delighted to be hosting this Charity Comedy Gala in aid of Brighton Women’s Centre – working with Worthing Churches Homeless Project.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Actress and stand-up comedian, Kerry Godliman, trained at the Rose Bruford College and has since been in numerous television and theatre productions while still managing to perform regularly on the UK comedy circuit.
Also a finalist in the Babycham Funny Women competition.
'Goes for the jugular. Quick wit, frank and engaging' (The Independent)
'A great comic who oozes personality' (Evening Standard)
'She may present herself as just one of the girls, but this young Londoner has clearly got the potential to really stand out' (The Scotsman).
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Diminutive stand-up comedian making a big name for herself. Within seconds of appearing on stage, her flirty, gossipy, effervescent style charms everybody! She has written for many top comedians, including Johnny Vaughan, Gail Porter and Griff Rhys Jones, and starred on many TV stand-up comedy shows.
She is also a quizzing demon having appeared on BBC 1’s Pointless (with partner Ed Byrne), ITV’s The Chase and breaking records on Celebrity Mastermind, where she fought off competition from Mark Watson and Dave Spikey to achieve the highest ever celebrity score.
Lucy also raised on £9000 for The Loss Foundation with her winning turn on Celebrity Storage Hunters. On Radio 4, she has been heard on Life - An Idiot's Guide, Heresy, The Personality Test, The News Quiz, Dilemma and The Unbelievable Truth.
'Fizzing with inventive one-liners... a treat from start to finish' (The Herald)
'Clever, chatty and charming' (Three Weeks)
'Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes of the everyday... genuinely delightful' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Deliciously cutting' (The Independent)
'She is like your witty friend who's always brilliant company down the pub. Many stand-ups would give their non-drinking arms to be able to transfer that kind of sparkling bar-room bonhomie to the stage and Porter does it effortlessly' (The Scotsman).
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Felicity Ward is a multi-award winning, Melbourne-based, stand-up comic, writer and performer.
She is most well-known in Australia for her work on Network Ten's The Ronnie Johns Half Hour, and her regular guest appearances on ABC's Spicks and Specks and 7's Thank God You're Here.
'Joyfully Funny' (Edinburgh Evening News).
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Raised in L.A., developed artistically in NY and currently resides in London. Her brash and energetic comedy style has been seen on NBC and E4, and made her the winner of the 2015 Funny Women Stage Award for stand-up. As a writer and performer, she makes raw and gutsy work. Her critically-acclaimed solo show 52 Man Pickup has toured internationally and her solo piece Tar Baby won a 2015 Fringe First for new writing at the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe.
In 2015, Desiree Burch, “a larger than life New Yorker… who brought the roof down” (–The Independent), won the Funny Women stage award for stand-up comedy.
On screen, Desiree has been featured on E4s World’s Greatest Bodyshockers and NBC’s Before the Morning After. Huffington Post has listed her as one of their Favorite Female Comedians.
Live comedy credits include Spank, Angel Comedy, Greg Shapiro Presents, Shaggers, Right Now! with Carolyn Castiglia, Wyatt Cenac’s Night Train, and The Big C Comedy Gala in Edinburgh.
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Ellie Taylor is an actress, writer, presenter and stand-up comedian. She has appeared on ITV's Show Me The Funny, Channel 4's 8 out of 10 Cats, The Mash Report (BBC Two) and presented BBC3's Snog, Marry, Avoid.
'Snappy, relatable and downright funny' (Broadway Baby)
'Charismatic, personable and bright' (Chortle)
'Smart, self-mocking and telegenic, it's hard to see what else is going to stand in Taylor's way' (The Scotsman)
'Radiates natural charisma... blessed with great flair' (The Guardian)
'Sparkling and energetic company... the potential to go on to really great things' (Three Weeks)
'Ellie Taylor is sharp, sassy and extremely funny which definitely makes her one to watch for the future!' (2Entertain).
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Harriet Braine is a musical comedian with a very niche angle: she sings about art history. She was crowned the winner of the 2016 Funny Women Awards.
In Harriet's words - "My comedy is songs about fairly dry subjects (mostly art history, as that’s what I studied so my brain is full of it) to familiar tunes. I throw in funny accents and characters, occasional trumpet impressions, and sometimes jokes in the talk between songs."
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Ayesha Hazarika is a second-generation Indian immigrant, brought up in Scotland who went on to be spin doctor for Patricia Hewitt when she was Trade Secretary.
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A comedy award nominee and a sharp and funny comedy performer who has appeared on Mock The Week. Very highly rated by fellow comedians, and regularly bringing down the Screamers Comedy Club roof.
Zoe takes a sideways view of life, picking out the many absurdities and turning them into hilarious routines which she delivers with tremendous energy. She performs her diverse material with utter conviction leaving everyone wanting for more. She won the Funny Women Competition in 2004 and the Dave, Funniest Joke Of The Fringe Award in 2008.
'Achingly funny... A cracking show' (The Melbourne Age)
'Probably the most impressive British female comic on the circuit' (The Skinny)
'Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd' (The Guardian)
'Hugely confident, passionate, energetic... she gets better and better... Excellent' (The Daily Mirror)
'Throughout her show she unleashes non-stop rapid fire bolts of vinegar wit... I
defy anyone not to fold up with laughter at her show' (Edinburgh Evening News)
Zoe Lyons was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians of 2016.
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