The Funny Women Awards Final 2011 took place at the Leicester Square Theatre. Photograph by Grace Lightman.
Comedy competitions are always opportunities in the industry to see exciting new acts and are often the launchpad for comedians' careers
Last week we went to the final of Funny Women; a competition dedicated to celebrating and encouraging female comedic talent.
The judges were a scarily esteemed panel of people from the industry including BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz, Lucy Lumsden from Sky Comedy and Kate Garraway, from Daybreak Entertainment.
Whilst they deliberated, we were treated to sketches from last year's winning act - Thankless Child.
There were 13 comedians competing to be crowned the winner and they included sketch acts, characters, stand up and musical numbers featuring the staple of so many comedy acts - the ukelele.
To get an idea of what it was like, here's a clip created by Funny Women to show the best moments from the final.