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October is a good month for women in comedy, especially if you’re a new face. With the Women in Comedy Festival taking place across Greater Manchester from 19th to 29th, with a line-up which is focused on new talent including Jane Postlethwaite, Janice Perry, Harriet Dyer, Maisie Adam and Daphna Baram and several open mic opportunities. And this year they’ve combined forces with the Funny Women Awards 2017, so you can kill several birds with one stone (if you’ll excuse the bad pun). Heats for the FW Stage Award will be running throughout the festival with regional finals and the big charity final taking place in the new year. There’s also a writing competition - Category 1: a three minute comedy sketch or monologue; Category 2: Humorous Short Story of less than 1,000 words – so get your funny on quickly because the closing date is 12th October and the prizes will be CA$H-money. I could bang on about why there is still a need for a gender-specific comedy prize and festival (despite the rise and rise of new big name comedy acts like Sarah Pascoe, Bridget Christie and Pippa Evans, there is still a lamentable gender-imbalance across comedy as a whole) but let's hope the acts will speak for themselves and those birds kill it in Manchester.

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