Summer is over, it’s cold and miserable outside so what better way to cheer yourself up than with a night of comedy? Autumn is traditionally a great time for gigs in the UK, as stand-ups who have honed their routines over a month at the Edinburgh Fringe in August hit the top of their game.
If you’re looking for a place to start, try these 10 female comedians. Between them they represent the breadth, diversity and talent of the scene, hailing from the UK, Canada, America and Denmark. One jokes about her past job as a dominatrix, another about her Nazi grandfather, and another performs in a poundshop parrot suit. Something for everyone, then.