The results were revealed at a live final at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London on Thursday night (23rd September), hosted by former winner Jayde Adams.
The organisers say: "Each delivered excellent sets but in the end, our comedy industry judging panel awarded Ola Labib third place, Bronwyn Sweeney second and first prize went to Lara Ricote who wins £1000 cash, one hour studio time with photographer Steve Ullathorne, a custom Tatty Devine trophy necklace, support and mentorship from Funny Women, our community and industry partners. The finalists will be invited on a UK tour with Mick Perrin Worldwide."
Comedy Writing Award
Comedian, writer and Kathryn Bond won in the category looking at submitted scripts.
The Funny Women team say: "Kathryn Bond won the Comedy Writing Award sponsored by Sky Studios for her hilarious script Personal, beating off serious competition from Lily Phillips and her script We're All Going To Die and Zoë Tomalin's script Creeps which has already scooped the David Nobbs Memorial Trust New Comedy Writing Award."
Bond wins a cash prize of £1000, a funded development prize from Sky Studios, a custom Tatty Devine trophy necklace, and support and mentorship from Funny Women.
Comedy Shorts Award
Ada Player's sketch Johnny and Tommy won in the shorts category.
The prize package for Player includes an exclusive production deal with NextUp, a cash prize of £1000 and a Tatty Devine trophy necklace.
Content Creator Award
Hayley Morris was announced the winner of the Content Creator Award, sponsored by Heat magazine. The prize package includes £1000 and a feature printed in Heat magazine and on the publication's website.
Best Comedy Writer Award with Comedy 50:50
Sophie Duker was named winner of The Funny Women Best Comedy Writer Award with Comedy 50:50, the category aimed at recognising established writers working on television shows. 2020's winner Christine Rose was on hand to accept the award, as Duker was unable to be at the final.
Full details on the Funny Women Awards can be found at funnywomenawards.com
The Funny Women Awards final can be streamed via NextUp