Funny Women award winners announced
The winners of this year's Funny Women awards, a launch pad for female comics since 2003, have been announced.
Harriet Braine, a 25-year-old archive assistant, won the £2,000 stage award, while self-confessed "comedy nerd" Carol Walsh won the writing prize.
Carolyn Goodyear, an actress who "fell into" writing, won the event's shorts award with her short film Ambition.
Katherine Ryan, Sara Pascoe and Sarah Millican are among the comedians to have been recognised in previous years.
Ryan beat Pascoe to be crowned winner in 2008, while Millican was a runner-up in 2005.
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