Mary Bourke
       
     
Hayley Ellis
       
     
Laura Lexx
       
     
Catriona Knox
       
     
Nadia Kamil
       
     
Susan Calman
       
     
Lucy Beaumont
       
     
Cariad Lloyd
       
     
Amy Cooke-Hodgson
       
     
Gráinne Maguire
       
     
Janey Godley and Ashley Storrie
       
     
Katie Mulgrew
       
     
Kiri Pritchard-McLean
       
     
Lucy Porter
       
     
Jenny Eclair
       
     
Sarah Millican
       
     
Jojo Sutherland
       
     
Helen O'Brien
       
     
Helen Arney
       
     
Sally-Anne Hayward
       
     
Tanyalee Davis
       
     
Ellie Taylor
       
     
Fern Brady
       
     
Harriet Kemsley
       
     
Nat Luurtsema
       
     
Julia Sutherland
       
     
Luisa Omielan
       
     
Zoe Lyons
       
     
Diane Spencer
       
     
Dana Alexander
       
     
Adrienne Truscott
       
     
Mary Bourke
       
     
Mary Bourke

"I think there's a lot of strong women come through at the moment, I think it's a good time to be a female comic and women want to see other women onstage."

Hayley Ellis
       
     
Hayley Ellis

"Sometimes you're introduced as a woman not a comedian, which you know shouldn't really be brought into it."

Laura Lexx
       
     
Laura Lexx

"You could just have two women and it would be like if you had two men because we wouldn't have the same material, we'd be totally different people."

Catriona Knox
       
     
Catriona Knox

"If you're going to do a live show, make it live. You know it's got to be about what's happening in that moment in that room with those people."

Nadia Kamil
       
     
Nadia Kamil

"For me it just smashes that idea of female comedy because you've got two women talking about the same thing and also have very similar opinions on those things, but having two completely different approaches to how to make comedy out of it."

Susan Calman
       
     
Susan Calman

"You don't have as much of a licence to fail as men. I got a gig pulled because they had a woman comedian the month before who no-one liked."

Lucy Beaumont
       
     
Lucy Beaumont

"There are times I've been brought onstage as, 'Next up it's Lucy Beaumont, she's lovely'. I just think you'd never say, 'Next up is Ian, he's nice.'"

Cariad Lloyd
       
     
Cariad Lloyd

"Just because we're all women, it doesn't mean we're all going to like the same comedy. You know, we're all very very different."

Amy Cooke-Hodgson
       
     
Amy Cooke-Hodgson

"There's an element of not wanting to block the scene and cause an issue onstage, but also knowing that you have to stand up for yourself sometimes even if there is a fourth wall."

Gráinne Maguire
       
     
Gráinne Maguire

"There's a dignity in putting yourself forward and trying. Even if you fail it doesn't matter. Big deal, just do something else."

Janey Godley and Ashley Storrie
       
     
Janey Godley and Ashley Storrie

"There are no female geniuses, women aren't afforded that state."

- Janey Godley

Katie Mulgrew
       
     
Katie Mulgrew

"I think every Fringe you should grow as a comedian and challenge and push yourself to do things that are out of your comfort zone."

Kiri Pritchard-McLean
       
     
Kiri Pritchard-McLean

"Everyone's like, 'Oh, aren't you brave'. And it's like, 'Am I?' I'm not fighting a war, I'm just telling knob gags."

Lucy Porter
       
     
Lucy Porter

"You will fall in love with it. If you're meant to be a comedian it is like a vocation"

Jenny Eclair
       
     
Jenny Eclair

"I've realised that people have quite a big appetite to recognise themselves in your work."

Sarah Millican
       
     
Sarah Millican

"I am surrounded by hilarious women."

Jojo Sutherland
       
     
Jojo Sutherland

"Audiences assume men are funny until they prove otherwise and they assume women aren't funny until they prove them otherwise."

Helen O'Brien
       
     
Helen O'Brien

"I find it extremely unappealing when I switch on the telly, see one of the comedy panel shows and it's all men. I just switch off. To me it's just a pissing competition – who can piss the highest up the wall."

Helen Arney
       
     
Helen Arney

"I started doing stand up about classical music. I know! Moving onto science I really went from the niche frying pan into the niche fire."

Sally-Anne Hayward
       
     
Sally-Anne Hayward

"I did some gigs in Belgium and Holland recently and it was lovely. It was enough for that audience for your name to be on the poster for them to think she's going to be very good."

Tanyalee Davis
       
     
Tanyalee Davis

"I'm very honest, no holds barred with me. I Facebook everything, including pictures of my uterus"

Ellie Taylor
       
     
Ellie Taylor

"There are so many funny women around at the minute, I find it crazy that some people aren't better known."

Fern Brady
       
     
Fern Brady

"I've never had a gig that starts with a wolf whistle and then at the end of it I've gone: that went well."

Harriet Kemsley
       
     
Harriet Kemsley

"I started out acting and I just started to get cast more and more in comedies. I thought I was more of a serious actor, but no-one else seemed to agree."

Nat Luurtsema
       
     
Nat Luurtsema

"I like gags, I like embarrassment, I like being very open about my failings and my flaws."

Julia Sutherland
       
     
Julia Sutherland

"I definitely don't think of myself as being a female comedian."

Luisa Omielan
       
     
Luisa Omielan

"I think funny's funny and audiences will love you if you're yourself."

Zoe Lyons
       
     
Zoe Lyons

"Over the course of a month, you'll get a really odd collection of people in a room together. Sometimes it feels like a hostage situation."

Diane Spencer
       
     
Diane Spencer

"The more we focus on the women who are doing really well, but don't focus on them as women, I think the problem will eventually go away. I think it will literally take five hundred years."

Dana Alexander
       
     
Dana Alexander

"Life is a long heckle. I don't know how it would change in the club."

Adrienne Truscott
       
     
Adrienne Truscott

"Anything can be funny if it's being talked about by a smart funny person."