The event to celebrate International Women’s Day will showcase comedy and entertainment from around the world.

Taking place on the 6th March from 10am to 10pm, the free online event will be a curated programme of brand new regional talent and familiar Funny Women faces, including Sarah Keyworth and Sooz Kempner.

Available to tune in throughout the day on Twitch, as with the awards, the aim is to raise the profile of women’s comedy across the world.

Kathleen Price, Community Engagement Producer said: “I don’t think I could ever really summarise the uplifting triumph that I have felt from our community outreach in the face of these tough times, but Funny Women Around the World comes incredibly close. The passion from creatives and performers spanning across several continents and twelve hours with the shared goal of embracing laughter and empowering women will not only be amazing fun, but a sign that there are no limits to where Funny Women’s ethos and ambition can take us.”

Funny Women is a not for profit; Community Interest Company was founded in 2002 by Lynne Parker to give women a powerful voice through comedy. It provides a centre of excellence for comedy skills and training to enable a stronger female presence in mainstream comedy through performance, new writing and creative development. It runs workshops, comedy courses, outreach events, and provides strong community engagement. In turn the annual Awards have launched many female comedy careers including Zoe Lyons, Sarah Millican, Susan Calman, Bridget Christie, Andi Osho, Katherine Ryan, Sara Pascoe, London Hughes, Jayde Adams and Desiree Burch.

Funny Women Around the World will be streaming for free on the 6th March. To register visit: https://funnywomen.com/eventinfo/funny-women-around-the-world/ .The stream will be available to access here.