I’ve got no choice. I can’t do what everybody else does, I can’t be a civilian, I’ve no backbone. I got a funnybone instead.”

FUNNY COW charts the rise to stardom of a female comedienne through the 1970’s and 1980’s. It is set against the backdrop of working men’s clubs and the stand-up comedy circuit in the North of England. From her troubled childhood to her turbulent adult
relationships, the FUNNY COW uses the raw material of her life experiences to bring her unique style of comedy to the stage. A stand-up comedienne in an all-male world, FUNNY COW delivers tragedy and comedy in equal measure.

Maxine Peake plays the role of a lifetime as FUNNY COW with Tony Pitts as her tragic soulmate ‘Bob’, Paddy Considine as her middle class lover and Stephen Graham playing two roles as her brother’Mike’ and her dad. The film was written by Tony Pitts, and is directed by Adrian Shergold with Richard Hawley providing the soundtrack and music.

FUNNY COW,  distributed by  Rialto  [Facebook] opens in cinemas July 26th and you can see a trailer of the film here and read The Guide’s review here.

With thanks to Rialto Film Distribution, Sydney Arts Guide has ten in-season double passes to give away.  Valid nationally,(excluding Perth, NT and Hobart.

To be in the running to win a double pass to FUNNY COW, email ( 
with FUNNY COW as the subject, along with your full name AND mailing address.

Competition closes COB Tuesday 24th July, 2018 when the winners will be drawn. Only winners will be notified and the prizes will be posted by Sydney Arts Guide.


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