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BCAF Hits Boston This Week

The 6th annual Boston Comedy Arts Festival is underway, showcases over 90 improv, sketch and standup acts from all over the nation. The festival, which runs September 10-14, features some of your favorite acts from this year's Women in Comedy Festival including Brouhaha, Piscolada, North Coast and more on four stages across the city.

Upcoming WICF Shows

WICF has two great shows in September at two great venues: Boston Comedy Chicks at Laugh Boston, Sunday, 9/14 and Kelly Loves Johnny: A Rockin' Variety Show at Johnny D's, Thursday, 9/25 at Johnny D's. Get Tickets

WICF 2015 Dates Announced

The 7th Annual Women in Comedy Festival will be held from Thursday, April 23rd, 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

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 

Wednesday, July 9th, 7 PM, Landmark Kendall Square

See Jenny Slate and her new film FREE this Friday

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

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

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

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!

Applications are now closed

Many thanks to all of you who applied this year. We will be notifying all applicants, either way, by late February.

Questions? Please first read our FAQ page. If you need further assistance, please contact

Thank you and best of luck!

The WICF Producers

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.

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