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Funny Women final, Comedy Store

Funny Women final, Comedy Store

Strong line-up of gals with gags

There was a very strong line-up last night for the finals of the Funny Women newcomer competition, held at the Comedy Store in London. The award was won by Miss London, whose look-at-me-but-don't-touch stage presence and strong set went down a storm with the audience. Jan Ravens, who compered with a light and witty touch, was clearly impressed by the runner-up, fellow impressionist Eve Webster, while Jo Selby came third with a fine deadpan turn in character as Russian comic Tatiana Ostrakova.
There was a very strong line-up last night for the finals of the Funny Women newcomer competition, held at the Comedy Store in London. The award was won by Miss London, whose look-at-me-but-don't-touch stage presence and strong set went down a storm with the audience. Jan Ravens, who compered with a light and witty touch, was clearly impressed by the runner-up, fellow impressionist Eve Webster, while Jo Selby came third with a fine deadpan turn in character as Russian comic Tatiana Ostrakova.

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What gig were you at Veronica Lee? I take it you are a critic and not a comedian? As your writing has all the hallmarks of a voyeur with little knowledge of the subject much like the compere's ability to compere. Jan Ravens had no light and witty touch. She was whimsy and not that of a compere whose job is to warm the room and whip the crowd into a frenzy for the acts. She did her act and worse than that did the same Tess Daly impression that Eve Webster did. Anyone still knocking out Thora Hird impressions in 2009? Thankfully you remember the placed acts and my only agreement is that Miss London was a winning act. You have not mentioned many of the acts who appeared, only a selection, of which you only truly slate one. Your vitriolic comments about Rhona McKenzie are very unjustified as she didn't spend the whole five minutes talking about weight. She also at no point said she was unattractive (and she isn't). She mentioned she was fat but that was it. She was a crowd pleaser on the night in question. Her set mentions ways to lose weight, big pants, divorce, internet dating and the difficulties involved and her finding love at the end. So where is the misogyny? It must be hiding with your reasoned opinions and your reviews of the other acts you couldn't be bothered to remember.

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