So You Wanna be a woman in stand-up
About the webinar
A panel discussion exploring the challenges and benefits of being a woman in stand–up. Three brilliant comedians share their experiences from the world of comedy.
This session was recorded during International Youth Arts Festival Digifest 2020.
Ellen Lilley is a Geordie comedian who won the International Youth Arts Award for ‘Best Comedy’ for her performance in ‘Sassy Stand Up’ at the Rose Theatre Kingston. Mentored and performed alongside ‘Funny Woman’ winner Thanyia Moore she has also performed apart of Soho Young Theatre Company. Reviewed as ‘open minded and seriously funny’ by London Theatre – she covers all the ups and downs of being a young female millennial in the city. You can find her on the London circuit and keep up to date with her performances with on all social media at @ellenlilley
Thanyia is an actress, comedian, writer and presenter from London. In 2017 she joined the likes of Katherine Ryan, Andi Osho, Sarah Millican, Miss London Hughes, and Desiree Birch when she was crowned Funny Women Champion, Beating over 400 women in the process. She has been performing comedy since 2012 and is affectionately known as one of the hardest working comedians on the circuit. She is one of the only females in the UK who works both the mainstream and Black comedy scenes simultaneously. This position was cemented when she reached the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy Award in 2018.
Maisie Adam is a young female comedian from Yorkshire. Having only started on the circuit in 2016, her anecdotal material and self-deprecating charm have quickly won her praise up and down the country. After previewing her first stand-up show “Living On The Edge” at the Ilkley Fringe and it not going horrendously, she then took the debut show on tour to theatres, festivals and comedy nights across the UK. After receiving positive reviews from runs at Bath Comedy Festival, Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival, Southend Fringe and Guildford Fringe, the show was nominated for Best New Comedy at the 2017 Brighton Fringe.