Jen Ives
Jen Ives

Jen Ives

  • Writer and stand-up comedian

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Comedians Indoors Getting Creative: part 2

Comedians aren't just at risk of cabin fever during this time of social distancing and self-isolation, gig cancellations have meant not just loss of earnings but also fewer chances to try out new material or build audiences. However, being a creative lot, comedians have been flexing their comedy muscles online, using YouTube, Twitch, Twitter and other sites to connect with audiences, new and established alike. To help you get your comedy fix, every week we'll be putting together a list of projects we've spotted online by funny women...

Funny Women, 27th March 2020

Live review: Funny Women Final

The fourth act in this year's Funny Women Stage Award final, Charlie George, commented soon after coming onstage that "No-one is straight any more." She had clearly being watching from the wings or chatting to her fellow finalists as almost all of this year's Funny Women final line-up were either gay, bisexual, transsexual or pansexual. It's probably a reflection of both the comedy world and the "real" world and good to see that people can be open and honest about their sexuality at a time when society also feels like it is in danger of becoming more closed.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 20th September 2019

Funny Women final 2019 review

With so much of today's best comedy, especially on TV, coming from women, it seems more ridiculous than ever to think of female-led comedy as a sub-genre. And judging by the impressively strong final in this year's Funny Women award, there are plenty more talented comics waiting in the traps to keep redressing the industry's historic gender imbalance.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 20th September 2019

Funny Women Awards finalists' funniest school moments

The Funny Women Awards finalists reveal their funniest school moments.

Marc Chacksfield, ShortList, 15th September 2019

Meet the 2019 Funny Women finalists: Jen Ives

The standard was very high at our Brighton semi-final at Komedia, but Jen Ives was one of the acts who stood out and she will be going through to our Grand Final.

Funny Women, 2nd September 2019

Announcing the 2019 Funny Women Stage Award Finalists

This year's Stage Award finalists - who have fought their way through 433 entrants and across a video entry stage, heats and semi-finals - are: Celya AB; Kemah Bob; Sian Davies; Charlie George; Liz Guterbock; Jen Ives; Helena Langdon; Sarah Mann; Shelf, and Laura Smyth.

Funny Women, 27th August 2019

Brighton Fringe recommendations

Brighton Fringe is almost upon us, if you fancy some comedy by the sea then this is the festival for you. If you like your comedy to be female-focused then we'd like to point you in the direction of these Brighton Fringe shows...

Funny Women, 2nd May 2019

Our picks for Leicester Comedy Festival

Just as we did for VAULT festival, we've whittled down some of our top picks for the Leicester Comedy Festival...

Funny Women, 1st February 2019

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2019 finalists announced

The finalists for the prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2019 stand-up competition have been announced. The line-ups for The UK Pun Championships and The Silver Stand Up Competition have been revealed too.

British Comedy Guide, 19th December 2018

Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year review

It's been a few years since the Laughing Horse clubs held their new act competition, which has proved a useful early step for many an aspiring stand-up. And its comeback showcased a diverse range of comedians and comedy styles, proving that the London open mic scene - or at least the upper echelons of it - are in rude health.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 4th December 2018

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