Funny Woman

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  • TV-MA
  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 7.4  (2,694)

Funny Woman is a dramedy series created by Louis S. Clark that premiered in 2023. It centers around Barbara Parker, an aspiring stand-up comedian trying to make it big in the comedy scene of 1960s London. After growing up in a small town, Barbara moves to London as a young adult to pursue her dream of being a comedian. However, she quickly realizes that the comedy world is dominated by men and that women aren't taken seriously as comedians.

The show follows Barbara's struggles to break into the stand-up scene and gain respect as a female comedian. She faces sexism and dismissive attitudes from male club owners and comedians who don't think women can be funny. Despite the obstacles, Barbara perseveres and starts performing at small clubs around London. She gains a following for her quick wit and amusing observations about everyday life.

A major theme of the show is the evolution of Barbara's comedic style. At first, she starts out relying on self-deprecating humor about being a woman in a man's world. However, she eventually gains the confidence to talk about more risque topics and groundbreaking social commentary. Her material progressively becomes edgier and pushes boundaries.

Throughout the show, Barbara deals with the conflict between wanting fame and validation as a comedian and staying true to her own perspective and voice. She refuses to pander to the male gatekeepers in the comedy clubs and is determined to succeed on her own terms.

The show has a distinct 1960s aesthetic and soundtrack. The comedy clubs have a smoky, underground vibe that captures the gritty comedy scene of London at that time. Barbara's fashion style also reflects 1960s mod culture with miniskirts, go-go boots, and bold prints.

Major supporting characters include Barbara's traditional parents who don't understand her dreams of being a comedian; her best friend and roommate Sophie who moral supports her comedy ambitions; and various male comedians who serve as Barbara's rivals and reluctant mentors. Several real-life 1960s counterculture figures make cameos throughout the series as well.

While Barbara faces endless obstacles and discouragement, the show maintains an overall optimistic spirit. She remains undeniably magnetic and funny in spite of the criticism. Her perseverance pays off as she slowly gains the respect of club owners and audiences. The show celebrates Barbara's talent and determination in the face of a rigid, patriarchal society.

Funny Woman captures both the lighthearted comedy and poignant drama of a young woman finding her voice as a pioneering female comedian in 1960s London. With its vibrant fashion, hilarious stand-up routines, and resilient lead character, the show is an entertaining period piece about defying societal expectations to follow one's dreams.

Funny Woman is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on September 16, 2015.

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Seasons
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
February 9, 2023
The team reunites to record the last show. It is a triumph. But there are few surprises still in store for Sophie as the series reaches its finale.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
February 9, 2023
Sophie is banished to Blackpool to await her fate and wonders if her career is over. Contrite, Clive decides to win her back. Will Sophie forgive him?
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
February 9, 2023
Sophie and Clive
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
February 9, 2023
The show is a huge hit and Barbara
Funny Woman Ep2
2. Funny Woman Ep2
September 19, 2015
A drama about a comedian who is sad because she's not funny and a judge who doesn't know how to laugh. Ko Eun Ho is a plain Jane wanna be comedian but most people do not find her funny. She decides to change her name to Ko Rilla to change her luck which is met by resistance from Judge Oh whom she met at a blind date.
Funny Woman Ep1
1. Funny Woman Ep1
September 16, 2015
A drama about a comedian who is sad because she's not funny and a judge who doesn't know how to laugh. Ko Eun Ho is a plain Jane wanna be comedian but most people do not find her funny. She decides to change her name to Ko Rilla to change her luck which is met by resistance from Judge Oh whom she met at a blind date.
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Where to Watch Funny Woman
Funny Woman is available for streaming on the Louis S. Clark website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Funny Woman on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 16, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (2,694)