Fiona Ridgewell

  • Stand-up comedian and actor

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Comedy extravaganza in support of Refuge

This features a stellar all-female line up of comedic brilliance, including Shazia Mirza (pictured above), Tiff Stevenson, Harriet Kemsley, Esther Manito, Fatiha El-Ghorri, Fiona Ridgewell and hosted by MC Leslie Gold, ensuring a diverse range of comedic styles to keep the audience in stitches.

Rachel Verralls, Funny Women, 28th February 2024

Eva Bindeman wins Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2024

Eva Bindeman has won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2024 competition, with Blank Peng second and Fiona Ridgewell third.

British Comedy Guide, 25th February 2024

Leicester Comedy Festival announces 2024 shortlists

Leicester Comedy Festival has announced the comedians taking part in the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, UK Pun Championships and Silver Stand Up contests, plus the Circuit Breakers development programme.

British Comedy Guide, 15th December 2023

(Ish) Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2023 results

The inaugural (ISH) Edinburgh Comedy Awards, the prizes organised by a team of volunteers, have named Julia Masli and Paul Foot as Best Show winners, Dan Tiernan and Fiona Ridgewell as Best Newcomers, and A Show for Gareth Richards as their Panel Prize winner.

British Comedy Guide, 26th August 2023

(ISH) Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2023 shortlist

Ed Byrne, Ian Smith, Janine Harouni, Julia Masli, Luke Kempner, Marjolein Robertson, Paul Currie, Paul Foot, Phil Ellis, Seymour Mace and Sid Singh are up for Best Show in the new alternative Fringe-based awards run by volunteers.

British Comedy Guide, 21st August 2023

(ISH) Edinburgh Comedy Awards announce longlists

The (ISH) Edinburgh Comedy Awards - the alternative new Fringe-based awards run by volunteers - have announced their longlists.

British Comedy Guide, 14th August 2023

50 £2k awards announced from the £100k 'Keep It Fringe Fund'

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has announced the recipients of the 'Keep it Fringe' fund, a new initiative to support Fringe artists, led by Fringe Society President Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 3rd April 2023

Brighton Fringe review - Ryan Mold and Friends

It's hard to perform comedy to a small crowd, especially when acts are trying out new material. Tonight, at the Caxton Arms, we are a select, but happy, few looking to be entertained and what we get is some good laughs, small giggles and a few smiles here and there, in this mixed bag show.

Simon Topping, The Reviews Hub, 12th June 2021

Review: Funny Women final 2020

It's a given that every gig is weird now, so spare a thought for the newer acts in the final of the Funny Women stage award this year.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 23rd September 2020

Fiona Ridgewell interview

"If you tell me a secret I won't tell anyone apart from 400 people in a dark basement.". Fiona Ridgewell talks honesty, confidence and the Funny Women Awards 2020 finals.

Blizzard Comedy, 19th September 2020

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