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Picnic at the Castle review - entertaining mixed bill

Of all the outdoor spaces being utilised to keep live performance going in this maddest of years, Warwick Castle is surely among the most striking. Its Picnic in the Castle series has the building as an imposing backdrop to events, the stage reached by a wooden bridge across the River Avon.

Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, 19th September 2020

Meet The Funny Women Awards finalists - Mary O'Connell

On Tuesday, The Comedy Store is opening to do it's first ever gig since Lockdown with a very special event, The Funny Women Awards 2020 Final. Since the 1st of April this years event has been running online with 320 entrants all competing to win in a place in the final that has seen comedians such as Katherine Ryan, Sara Pascoe, Desiree Bunch, Sarah Millican and Kerry Godliman all make it and gone onto become household names. Over the next few days we have exclusive interviews with the finalists! The first comedian we talk to today is Mary O'Connell.

Phoenix Remix, 18th September 2020

Suzi Ruffell interview

Suzi Ruffell tells Metro why performing on top of the O2 will be such a rush.

Ashley Davies, Metro, 18th September 2020

Bethany Black: 'I was obsessed with Duck Soup as a kid'

The stand-up and actor on the things that make her laugh the most.

The Guardian, 18th September 2020

Comedians indoors getting creative: part 27

Featuring Poppy Hillstead, Siân Docksey the Funny Women Awards.

Funny Women, 18th September 2020

Suzi Ruffell: Stand Up The O2 review

She also regaled the audience with well-honed tales of coming out to her geezerish dad and vivacious mum, a woman unable keep a secret. As an aside, Ruffell revealed that she should have been getting married this summer, had Covid not struck.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 18th September 2020

Up at the O2 with Suzi Ruffell review

Spectacular views and even more memorable comedy.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 18th September 2020

Eryn Tett interview

Eryn Tett talks identity, absurdity and the 2020 Funny Women finals.

Blizzard Comedy, 18th September 2020

Matthew Reed sells artwork of The Stand to raise money

Comedian and illustrator Matthew Reed is selling prints of his portraits of The Stand Comedy Club to raise money to helpt to keep the comedy chain going.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 18th September 2020

Jayde Adams on making women's voices heard in comedy

'I made that happen, didn't I? I think they are an abomination and they've set feminism back 50 years.' Comedian, actor and television presenter Jayde Adams is talking about the cancellation of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and, although her first sentence is a joke, she's deadly serious about the sisters who have seemingly grown up believing women's looks are the most important aspect of their lives, and have passed that distortion on to millions of girls all over the world.

Ashley Davies, Metro, 17th September 2020
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