Laughing Cows Comedy has been proudly celebrating, showcasing & developing women in comedy since 1998 across the UK and Europe.


Laughing Cows Comedy produces live stand up comedy shows across the UK and the annual Women in Comedy Festival which is now in it’s second year.  Many of the shows sell out so be sure to grab an advance ticket asap, prices vary from £5 to £10. For venues, prices, tickets and line ups click here for a list of our forthcoming shows.


Funny women who have graced our stage include:


Ava Vidal (Micheal McIntyre’s Roadshow / Mock the Week), Angela Barnes, Angie McEvoy, Annette Fagon, Adams and Rea, Allyson J Smith, Birthday Girls, Bethany Black, Dana Alexander, Danielle Ward, Deborah Jane Appelby, Donna McPhail, Hayley Ellis, Hatty Hayridge (Red Dwarf), Isy Suttie (Peep Show/Shameless/Whites), Janice Connolly (Phoenix Nights/Coronation Street), Jo Enright (Ideal/The Job Lot), Jo Brand, Jo Nearly (Miranda), Jenny Eclair, Jo Caulfield (Never Mind The Buzzcocks), Jen Brister, Julia Morris, Kerry Leigh, Gina Yashere (Def Jam), Ladygarden (Live at The Electric), Maureen Younger, Roisin Conaughty, Suzi Ruffell, Susan Calman, Sarah Milllican, Shappi Khorshandi( Live at The Apollo), Shazia Mirza, Tanya Lee Davies (I am Spazicus) Julia Morris, Zoe Lyons (Mock The Week), Zoe Iqbal (Everyones Quite Likes Justin) ...


Established in 1998 after a London comedy promoter inadvertently threw down the proverbial gauntlet. ‘We were discussing female comics and I asked why there's never more than one female comedian on the bill and he said, oh we wouldn't take that risk,’ Hazel O’Keefe the founder explains, ‘The comedy scene is so doused in testosterone that it's almost capable of growing a goatee beard and sideburns. Female comedians have been fighting to exhibit their talents and prove their quality over the years, and we’re here to help redress the balance’.  Manchester Evening News - Marissa Burgess. Click here to find out more about the team or here to see a list of our forthcomings shows


'I love Laughing Cows- in my opinion it is one of the best institutions in the North West, not only do they show some fantastic female comics every month they also nurture new talent and have created a really fantastic social network of lady laughing Cows in Manchester - Hazel O'Keefe I salute you' Victoria Cook (CBBC DNN)



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