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Funny Cow (2017)

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A comedian uses her troubled past as material for her stand-up routine, trying to rise up through the comedy circuit by playing Northern England's working men's clubs.

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Adrian Shergold

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Tony Pitts
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stephen Graham ... Mike
Paddy Considine ... Angus
Maxine Peake ... Funny Cow
Alun Armstrong ... Lenny
Christine Bottomley ... Funny Calf Mum
Diane Morgan ... Margaret
Kevin Eldon ... Danny
Tony Pitts ... Bob
Hannah Walters ... Jean
Hebe Beardsall ... Young Funny Cow
John Bishop ... Colin Pine
Lindsey Coulson Lindsey Coulson ... Funny Cow Mum
Dominic Brunt ... Landlord
Vic Reeves Vic Reeves ... Ventriloquist
Adam Gillen Adam Gillen ... Ginger Youth
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A comedian uses her troubled past as material for her stand-up routine, trying to rise up through the comedy circuit by playing Northern England's working men's clubs.

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When life knocks you down, stand up ! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2018 (UK) See more »

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Quotes

Angus: Who took your self esteem from you? You have very low self esteem.
Funny Cow: Nobody took it... I handed it over at my own volition.
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Crazy Credits

Vic Reeves (Jim Moir), who plays a cabaret performer in the film, nods to his recording of 'Born Free' in 1991 with 'Vic Reeves and The Roman Numerals' which reached number 6 in the UK singles chart See more »

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Featured in Granada Reports: 11 May 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018) See more »

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A challenging view of the 70s stand up scene
21 April 2018 | by nogbadthebad-20327See all my reviews

I've thought about this film more after seeing it than any other film I can remember. There are great performances from the central cast, and some amusing cameos, but I was drawn more to the story of Funny Cow's life. Some of it made uncomfortable watching, but I think that was the whole point.


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