Funny Cow (2018)
Maxine Peake is tremendous in this comedy-drama, playing a stand-up comedian touring the working men’s clubs in the stifling cultural climate of 1970’s Northern England.
Funny Cow charts the rise of a female comedienne through the 1970’s and 1980’s industrial Northern England. From her violent childhood to her turbulent adult relationships, she uses the raw material of her life experiences to bring comedy to the stage. A stand-up comedienne in an all-male world, Funny Cow delivers tragedy and comedy in equal measure.