A Ant, may well have a ‘F-ant-wah on his head’ due to the controversial Islamic material he courts on the circuit, but that didn’t stop him appearing at last Sunday’s Showcase, ranting his head off at the injustice of our technician’s blatant ‘antist’ behaviour
Bridget Christie’s eternally surreal, yet endearing (and somehow cute!) A Ant always has the audience in hysterics, if not bewildered, for the first minute or so, to see a human being dressed in such a dizzying conglomeration of silliness, not indulged since you last ran amok in a dressing-up box, aged three – goggles, ties, multi-coloured antennae – great to witness such genuine quirkiness on stage.
Bridget was a perfect headliner for the showcase, the last before we launch our search for the funniest woman of Britain and as our Sunday Showcases this year have shown, there is an incredible, diverse wealth of female talent out on the circuit. 2008 Funny Women finalist and Sunday’s main support act Rachel Stubbings, also dazzled with her mono-syllabic-delivered gags.. that’s if it’s possible for an incredibly dry, cutthroat, sociopathic narcissist to ‘dazzle’.. lord I hope that’s just a ‘persona’.. as did the extremely stage-confident Jess Fortescue and Louisa Theobald.
We’re launching the Funny Women Awards 2010 next month and have already received 130 applications. Please keep them coming in, we will be touring the country over the coming months to find fresh new talent so please click here for dates of when we’ll be visiting a town near you and click here for details of how to apply.