Student Hannah gets first ever comedy degree

Hannah George is officially Britain's funniest woman - after becoming the first to get a degree in stand-up comedy.

The 21-year-old graduated from Southampton Solent University, the only one in the world offering such a course. She said: "Comedy is an art form so studying it makes sense."

The course includes the history of comedy, scriptwriting plus morality and ethics within comedy.
Hannah, from Ventnor, Isle of Wight, added: "It shows women can compete with the guys when it comes to comedy."

The part-time barmaid, whose brother Tom is on the same course, will use her degree to try to break into showbiz.

Course leader Dr Chris Richie, a former stand-up himself, said: "Hannah is a great advert for women in comedy and thoroughly deserves her degree."

Here are two of Hannah's gags:

"The Isle of Wight has one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates.

"I'm 21 - in my home town I'm considered barren."

"My mum told me, 'Hannah, you were never going to have large breasts because I've small ones.' But then I think, 'Hang on, Dad's are massive'."



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