Funny Mummies
Ep 17: Holding your sh*t  in as a Step Mum

Ep 17: Holding your sh*t in as a Step Mum

May 25, 2020

Series 2 

The Funny Mummies Special Check in on the lock in . 

In this new series we check in with some of our past Funny mummies to see how they are In this pandemic and meet some new ones  : May 2020 

 

Episode 17 

Lucy Frederick - Holding your sh*t  in as a Step Mum 

 

Hatty Ashdown is joined by regular panellist Gemma Beagley and guest  Lucy Frederick ( Edinburgh show ‘Famtastic ‘, Funny Women finalist ,Resident MC at the poodle club ) . Lucy talks to us about the unexpected joys and trials of becoming part of a modern blended family after a date at South Bromley station . Our first step mum on the show, you'll be hooked and drawn into Lucy’s very honest and hilarious account. She and her partner share the kids 50-50, so two sets of everything, and being the organised one , one challenge is knowing when to step back . So is being a Step mum = step back ? . 

Follow Lucy on Facebook IG and Twitter . You can also read her guardian article about her friendship with her step kids mum.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/aug/24/first-time-met-gut-wrenchingly-awkward-be-friends-with-your-partners-ex

 

This episode was recorded remotely for Soho Radio / The other woman show & the Funny Mummies podcasts 12/5/20. 

In association with Screaming With Laughter - the daytime comedy club where babies come along too. http://screamingwithlaughter.com/ Also now live on IG . 

Ep 16: Single Mum Power with Kerry Howard

Ep 16: Single Mum Power with Kerry Howard

May 17, 2020

THE FUNNY MUMMIES SPECIAL - CHECK IN ON THE LOCK-IN

To kick off our weekly lock in specials, host Hatty Ashdown and her favourite Funny Mummy, Gemma Beagly, caught up over video call with Bafta nominated actor Kerry Howard (Him and her, Witless, Give out Girls) about being a single mum. From moving into a new home just weeks before lock down, home schooling (what the hell is a split diagrah?), the positives of the lock down, dating again, single parenting holidays, hot young widowers, reaching out for help from Dawn French, and  how to just swear at a tap to get it working.

You can follow Kerry on twitter (@THEKERRYHOWARD) and IG (@thekerryhoward) 

This Episode was recorded remotely for Soho Radio/The Other Woman show (Thursdays 3pm) & the Funny Mummies podcasts 5/5/2020.

In association with Screaming with Laughter - the daytime comedy club where babies can come too - now with live shows on IG Wednesdays. The show is edited by Scott Kingsnorth.

Ep 15: Advice

Ep 15: Advice

March 22, 2020

Episode 15 ADVICE

Join host, Hatty, and Gemma Beagly with guest panellist Margret Cabourn-Smith (Miranda, Motherland, Do The Right Thing Podcast) in a fantastic show which was recorded live at the Bedford in Balham .

We dispel old wife’s tales true or false.

The best advice is how to take advice!

Margaret stuns us to silence with two stories, one about a huge baby and the other about some of the worst advice she was given by and old lady on a bus!

Gemma gets the “best advice “ on dog walks.

Also discussed; the advice we get from our mothers , Is it all is mind over matter? Should you tell your horror stories to pregnant women ? Should you follow help manuals ? Is Gina Ford any good? What have we learnt ? and are we looking forward to being the old lady on a bus .

Live producer Richard Hunt

Edited by Scott Kingsnorth

Recorded live at Bedford Pub Balham 1/3/2020 for The Other Woman Show & Soho Radio -

In association with Screaming With Laughter - the daytime comedy club where babies come along too. http://screamingwithlaughter.com

 

Ep 14: Friendships - Before & After loosing your pelvic floor

Ep 14: Friendships - Before & After loosing your pelvic floor

February 28, 2020

The show you’ve all been waiting for. Join Hatty Ashdown and Gemma Beagly (just the two of them!) as they discuss friendship.

The struggle to find fellow female comedy friends in the old days when lineups were low on fannies. Is masturbation an icebreaker with new mum-mates? Is the mark of a good friend just someone that you don’t even have to say anything to? Are soulmate-mates more important than your romantic relationship? ‘we love our mates who don’t have kids because they have more time but we love our mates with kids because they understand we don’t have a lot of time’

Plus, watch out, Gemma may quote from Sex in the City.

Ep 13: Sleep Joy

Ep 13: Sleep Joy

February 10, 2020

Hatty is joined by regular Gemma Beagly (Comedy Virgins) and first time panel guest Beattie Edmundson (BBC Josh, Disney's Patrick, Birthday Girls) and her baby Mabel. Hatty asks could she use her now redundant breast pump on a goat to express milk? They all decide nipple confusion is a myth. How our goal posts for sleep are moved, the shock of the first couple of months sleep, Mable lets one go!  baby names that old women hate. falling asleep in strange places. Sweaty auditions when your a new mum  and feature MUM'S THE WORD is back, find out what the ladies throw in! and with banging tunes.

 

Broadcast on The Other Woman Radio Show, Soho Radio 24/01/2020

In association with Screaming With Laughter - the daytime comedy club where babies come along too. http://screamingwithlaughter.com

 

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We are so excited for our first live show on Sunday  1st March at the Bedford Balham  and tickets are now on sale ! its gonna be a fun early evening out  we cant wait to see you there ! see for tickets https://www.wegottickets.com/event/492685

Ep 12: A Bit of a Christmas Do!

Ep 12: A Bit of a Christmas Do!

December 19, 2019

It's our crimbo party... and we'll laugh if we want to! Rocking around the Christmas tree with Hatty Ashdown this month is playwright Vickie Donoghue (The Gift, Radio 4) and poddy regular Gemma Beagley (Comedy Virgins). Jingling on about organising family get togethers, picking the perfect present and who hosts who these days? Hatty. Vickie and Gemma discuss shifting roles compared to their own childhood, over-ambitious Christmas dinners and the family politics of serving it up. A bit of festive joy to get you through the next couple of weeks!

Broadcast on The Other Woman Show, Soho Radio 18/12/19.

In association with Screaming With Laughter - the daytime comedy club where babies come along too. http://screamingwithlaughter.com/

Ep 11: Creative Partnerships

Ep 11: Creative Partnerships

December 4, 2019

Hatty's guest funny mummies today are podcast hero and author, Catie Wilkins (Drunk Women Solving Crime), and Edinburgh Best Newcomer 2018, comedian Sarah Barron (BBC Live at the Apollo). They discuss the ins and outs of families with parents that both work in the comedy world and freelance creative industries. Uncertainty or freedom? Who is carrying the daily workload? Hatty, Catie and Sara cover potty-training, emetophobia and being home alone with the kids with no back-up. They also ask if the grass always greener out there on the road? What are respective parents missing out on? How do we work all this with our incessantly erratic schedules? Our panel talk through lots of these questions - including the big one: tea or coffee? (microwaved, obviously)

Broadcast on The Other Woman Show, Soho Radio 21/11/19.

In association with Screaming With Laughter - the daytime comedy club where babies come along too. http://screamingwithlaughter.com/

Ep 10: The Other Mother

Ep 10: The Other Mother

October 30, 2019

Today, Hatty Ashdown chats with comedian Jen Brister (BBC Live at the Apollo) about her new book, The Other Mother, which charts the experience of being a mum and a non-biological gay mum of twins to boot. Not forgetting our poddy regular guest, Gemma Beagley (Comedy Virgins). Hatty, Jen and Gemma discuss comedy careers blossoming after having children, how being a parent creates a healthy level of stoicism and suddenly work doesn't seem like such a big deal. Our panel discusses the contrasts in bringing up boys and girls, the joy of co-sleeping and how babies are just helpless blobs that aren't intentionally out to destroy you. They also talk nose-picking, winkies in the wild and Hatty flashbacks to the inappropriate Ann Summers parties of her childhood.

Broadcast on The Other Woman Show, Soho Radio 17/10/19.

In association with Screaming With Laughter - the daytime comedy club where babies come along too. http://screamingwithlaughter.com/

Ep 9: Own Yourself

Ep 9: Own Yourself

October 13, 2019

Hatty welcomes journalist, author and fellow podcaster Viv Groskop (How To Own The Room) and salt to Hatty's pepper, our fave Gemma Beagley (Comedy Virgins). Today, it's all about self-confidence - as both a woman and a mum. Hatty, Viv and Gemma discuss navigating new social circles when children come along - those first day of school jitters aren't just for the kids - and the inevitable class WhatsApp group. Not forgetting a healthy dose of chat about thrash metal, gender norms and Dolly Parton.

Broadcast on The Other Woman Show, Soho Radio 15/09/19.

In association with Screaming With Laughter - the daytime comedy club where babies come along too. http://screamingwithlaughter.com/

Ep 8: I am what I am… am I?

Ep 8: I am what I am… am I?

August 16, 2019

This month, Hatty welcomes podcast and improv master Cariad Lloyd (Griefcast, Peep Show) and our fave regular Gemma Beagley (Comedy Virgins) to talk about keeping that sense of self in the bonkersness of being a parent. Everything changes from where you live, work and hang out - it's baby identity theft! They chat about the initial shock of the first year, not comparing yourself to you of the past and finding some escapism - whether it's flopping down the pool in your PJs or litter picking for fun. They also cover keeping your sanity through staying creative, still listening to the music you like (it's never too early for Blondie) and how easy it is (or isn't) to turn these experiences into comedy gold. Plus, our feature Mum's The Word when we get to offload about things that do our head in. Daddy day care - what the...?

Broadcast on The Other Woman Show, Soho Radio 15/08/19.

In association with Screaming With Laughter - the daytime comedy club where babies come along too. http://screamingwithlaughter.com/