Funny Cow competition - Picturehouse Spotlight

Funny Cow competition

As Maxine Peake takes the mic, we're asking you to let us know your favourite film that captures the world of live comedy. Our five favourite answers will win a copy of the Funny Cow vinyl.

Funny Cow charts the rise to stardom of a female comedienne through the 1970’s and 1980’s. Set against the backdrop of working men’s clubs and the stand-up comedy circuit of the North of England, this is a wickedly funny film, with a self-aware streak, that captures the zeitgeist of the era perfectly.

To celebrate the films upcoming release we have five copies of the Funny Cow vinyl to give away, featuring two of the original songs from the film’s soundtrack.

Funny Cow Vinyl
Funny Cow Vinyl

For a chance to win, simply answer the following question and complete the form below. Winners will be chosen at random and notified by email on Monday 30 April.

As Maxine Peake takes the mic, tell us your favourite film that captures the world of live comedy and why?

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Maxine Peake stars as a stand-up comic, writing and performing her act ‘Funny Cow’. With an insult-packed routine, she appears in working men’s clubs in the north of England, dreaming of making it big. But 1970s and ’80s showbiz is a man’s world and, to be accepted, she finds she must include racist and homophobic material in her sketches. Encountering both success and failure, armed only with wit and determination, she battles her way to become a respected comedian. Material for her punchy comedy is mined from her own tragic upbringing, and her troubled and abusive marriage. Written by Tony Pitts and directed by Adrian Shergold, Funny Cow transports us to another era where the tough and gritty side of the comedy industry is exposed, and where changes in attitude are confronted head on.

Funny Cow is in cinemas from Friday 20 April

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