7 British Comediennes You Might like to Get to Know ...

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If you like funny ladies, there are some British comediennes you might like to get to know. We’ve got some very clever and funny ladies who make us laugh over here – some have been stalwarts on the comedy scene for years, while some newbies are still carving their niche – but successfully. Check out some of these most excellent British comediennes and you might just find a new way to tickle your funny bone.

1. Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood was one of the first British comediennes to achieve national acclaim. She won a TV talent show – New Faces – back in 1974 and never looked back. Today she has a very impressive list of credits under her belt and is a hugely successful stand up comedian, singer-songwriter, actress, screenwriter and director. She has a unique take on life and is highly skilled in observing and satirising our culture from a female standpoint. As well as her one-woman shows, which are a mix of stand up routine, songs sung at the piano and sketches, Victoria penned and starred in a very successful sitcom – Dinnerladies – and also a one-off serious drama, Housewife, 49. The video clip showcases the song she is probably most known for.

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