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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

Writer:

Tony Pitts
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Cast

Credited cast:
Paddy Considine ... Angus
Stephen Graham ... Mike
Alun Armstrong ... Lenny
Maxine Peake ... Funny Cow
Christine Bottomley ... Funny Calf Mum
Kevin Eldon ... Danny
Hebe Beardsall ... Young Funny Cow
Tony Pitts ... Bob
Diane Morgan ... Margaret
Hannah Walters ... Jean
John Bishop ... Colin Pine
Lindsey Coulson Lindsey Coulson ... Funny Cow Mum
Vic Reeves Vic Reeves ... Ventriloquist
Adam Gillen Adam Gillen ... Ginger Youth
Dominic Brunt ... Landlord
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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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A woman with a funnybone for a backbone. 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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Trivia

Comedian John Bishop has a cameo - with one of his pet English Bull Terrier dogs. See more »

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 »

Connections

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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