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

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.