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WCF Announces First 2015 Headliners: Jane Lynch, Lily Tomlin, & Cristela

WICF is thrilled to announce our first three headliners for our 2015 festival, April 22nd-26th. All three are co-presented by our venue partner, the Wilbur Theater. Jane Lynch (Glee) will perform the Boston premiere of her new comedy show and will also be honored by the Women in Comedy Festival with our second annual WICF Excellence award for her numerous contributions to comedy and to the advancement of women in comedy through her work on stage and screen. 

WICF and Boston Comedy Chicks at Laugh Boston 3/8/15

A Special WICF and Boston Comedy Chicks show at Laugh Boston, Starring Sam J, Sunday, January 11th, 2015, 7:30 pm


WICF and Boston Comedy Chicks Present Leah Dubie at Laugh Boston
Sunday, March 8th, at Laugh Boston
Featuring Kristin Manna, Julee Antonellis, musical comedy from Autumn and Summar, and Heather Whitty.

WICF 2015 Dates Announced

September 2014 –  The 7th Annual Women in Comedy Festival will be held from Wednesday, April 22nd, through Sunday, April 26th, in Boston and Cambridge, MA. Submissions will open in a few weeks. Please join our mailing list to get the latest announcements right away.

Free Boston Screening of Richard Linklater's New Film on July 9th

July 2014 –  FREE Boston Screening of Richard Linklater's New Film ft. Live Q&A with Patricia Arquette

You and a guest are invited to the a free Boston screening for WICF fans. Richard Linklater's Boyhood will feature a Q&A with the film's stars, Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane after the screening. Click here to reserve your tickets 

See Jenny Slate and her new film FREE this Friday

May 2014 –  Obvious Child film makes its Boston premiere

You and a guest are invited to the Boston premiere screening of the new film, Obvious Child. The screening will be hosted by WICF co-producer Michelle Barbera, and will feature a special appearance by Jenny Slate, along with the film's writer and director, Gillian Robespierre before the film. Click here to reserve your tickets 

Thank you for a Great WICF 2014

May 2014 –  WICF 2014 has come to a close. Thank you to everyone who helped make it a success, including our audiences, performers, partners and staff. We're hard at work planning for next year and we'll be announcing dates soon. Applications for next year's festival will open later this year. Stay in the know by signing up for our newsletter.

WICF Presents An Evening with Amy Sedaris

April 2014 –  WICF is thrilled to present an evening with actress, comedian, and best-selling author Amy Sedaris. WICF will also be honoring Amy with the inaugural WICF Award for Excellence for her tremendous and varied impact in comedy.

Maria Bamford Returns to WICF

March 2014 –  By popular demand, Maria Bamford will be returning to WICF May 8th. She'll be performing at our 1,200-seat partner venue, The Wilbur Theatre.

Maria joins our other confirmed headliners: Judy Gold, Wendy Leibman, Cameron Esposito, Jackie Kashian, and Erin Jackson at the festival. We'll be anouncing even more performers and putting more shows on sale soon, so stay tuned!

WICF 2014 Dates Announced

9/13/13 It's official! The 6th annual Women In Comedy Festival will take place from Thursday, May 8th through Sunday, May 11th, 2014, in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Shows and special events be be held at premier comedy venues such as the legendary Comedy Studio in Cambridge, the historic North End's Improv Asylum, the brand-new 330-seat stand-up venue Laugh Boston, and Club Passim, located in the heart of Harvard Square. Additional venues will be announced soon.

Thank You for a Great WICF 2013

3/25/13 A huge thank you so our great audiences, performers, staff, venues, partners, and sponsors for making WICF 2013 the best year yet. WICF hosted shows, workshops, panels, and parties at nine terrific venues and featured comedy from over 300 comedians.

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