It’s not been the most triumphant of weeks. In fact it’s been somewhat bogus, we need cheering up at Squeamish Bikini. So here’s a list of 5 comediennes/female comedians/comedians that happen to be women. And not one of them has an act that involves parking a car.
Susan Calman – I left a possibly damp seat at Brighton Komedia when I went to see Susan Calman on her stand up tour. Always a welcome addition to BBC Radio 4’s the News Quiz. If you disagree with me it could come to a bit of a stramash.
Miranda Hart – I was a latecomer to Miranda, because out of context it’s very hard to understand what your mother finds so funny about a “what she calls catchphrase, ‘Such fun.”’ Watch it, falling over is an art.
Sarah Millican - She posts photos of her puddings on her website, talks candidly about her divorce and accused Marcus Brigstocke of ‘not being her mam’ (a fair judgement). The selfless comic has her own show on BBC Radio 4, Sarah Millican’s Support Group, where she helps you, yes you, (not you) with your problems
Josie Long - Anyone who throws satsumas at/to her audience gets my vote. Going to a Josie Long gig is like having a chat with a friend who sneaks in politics, draws on charts, draws on themselves and gives you homemade badges. Warming.
Linda Smith – I decided to include Ms Smith in this list because whilst she is now working the comedy circuit in the sky the material she left is still very funny. Smith never got enough recognition and I often hear her material nicked.
This list is by no means definitive; my hands were tied when it came to including Shappi Khorsandi, Laura Solon et al by the laws of alliteration. By all means comment with links and names of any other comics and we can expand this list