Finding funny women: a career in comedy shaped by icons

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Finding her female comedy icons then her way onto the stand-up stage was no joke for comedian Joanne Brookfield.

This is an edited extract from No Apologies, Women in Comedy Claiming Their Space, Finding Their Voices and Telling Their Stories by Joanne Brookfield, featuring interviews with Geraldine Hickey, Wendy Harmer, Denise Scott, Felicity Ward, Rachel Berger and others about their careers in comedy. Echo Publishing, $29.99 RRP. Available now in print and e book. Photo credit: Shannon Morris.

Joanne Brookfield

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