Sarah Ledger

Sarah Ledger

Pride of Lyons

Zoe takes Funny Women title

Former Survivor contestant Zoe Lyons has won this year’s Funny Women hunt for new comedy talent.

The former actress took home the £2,000 first prize at the Comedy Store last night, and will now perform at showcase event at the Edinburgh Festival.

Brighton-based Zoe, who began on the comedy circuit 11 months ago, said: ‘I’m pleased as punch, totally over the moon. I can’t deny it I really, really wanted to win.’

Another actress, Janice Phayre, took second place and £500; with surreal act Anna Crilly coming in third.

Among the finalists was Lindzi Germain, who had never tried stand-up before the competition but was tempted to try after an appeal for acts in Liverpool.

The other finalists were: Bridget Christie, Roisin Conaty, Susan Hanks, Sarah Ledger, sketch duo Live! At The Mausoleum and double act Millie & Tillie.

A spokesman for the contest, which is sponsored by Babycham, said before the final: “The competition was very strong this year in both talent and numbers."

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Published: 13 Jul 2004

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