Jen Ives
Jen Ives

Jen Ives

  • Writer, stand-up comedian and actor

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UK's trans stand-ups find comedy in hostile climate

With opposition to transgender issues regularly expressed by mainstream British figures, the country's trans comedians are often just trying to assert their humanity.

Alex Marshall, The New York Times, 26th February 2021

First Night Funnies, Leicester Comedy Festival review

Uneven start to 2021's online gathering.

Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, 8th February 2021

Leicester Comedy festival review

Felicity Ward and Tony Law star in the event's opening cabaret, First Night Funnies, with false starts and flat-out laughs.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 4th February 2021

Comedians outdoors getting COVID-compliant

Slowly, slowly, comedians have been emerging from behind their complicated phone camera set-ups, green screens and podcast mics to perform live comedy. We don't know how long this will last with the ever-changing Government guidelines that tell us to go out, but not out out, to not go to the office, but not not go to the office and to be in bed by 10pm. But, in the meantime, we have updated our series Comedians Indoors Getting Creative to reflect to current situation.

Funny Women, 25th September 2020

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

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