2013 Women in Comedy Festival

5th Annual Women in Comedy Festival

UCB: Queens of Improv with Horatio Sanz & Rachel Dratch

Thursday, March 21, 2013

8:00 pm at The Wilbur Theatre

 

Rachel Dratch, Horatio Sanz and the UCB: Queens of Improv kick off WICF with their headlining show on Thursday, March 21st, at the Wilbur Theater in the heart of the Theater District in Boston, MA.

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Rachel Dratch

Rachel Dratch was a cast member of Saturday Night Live for 7 years, Second City Mainstage in Chicago for 4 revues, and has dozens of film, TV, and theater credits.

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Horatio Sanz

A native of Chicago, Horatio Sanz is a former cast member for Saturday Night Live and a founding member of UCB.

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Fran Gillespie

Fran has been performing at the UCB theatre since 2004 in several sketch and improv shows and at colleges and theaters all over the country with TourCo.

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Shannon O'Neill

Shannon can be seen every Friday night with The Stepfathers, and every Sunday night in UCB's longest running show, ASSSSCAT 30000. She is also a writer and teacher at UCB.

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Michael Delaney

Michael Delaney has been acting, writing and directing comedy in NYC for 20 years. He is a founding member of The Swarm, The Stepfathers, and Delaney & Dave.

Headlining Stand-Up Comedy Starring Maria Bamford at Brattle Theater 9:30 PM, 3/22/13

Friday, March 22, 2013

9:30 pm at Brattle Theatre

The Women in Comedy Festival is thrilled to welcome back one of the most acclaimed and beloved stand-up comedians of out time, Maria Bamford, for two headlining shows on March 22nd, 2013. 

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Maria Bamford

A veteran of TV, film, and the international stage, Maria Bamford's CD was named one of the best comedy albums of the decade by The AV Club.

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Kelly MacFarland

As an experienced stand up comedian, Kelly has an extensive and well-rounded resume including comedy clubs, theaters, colleges and several television appearances.

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Erin Foley

Just this year, Erin made her stand-up debut on Conan, guest starred on the NBC series Go On, and performed on TV Guide’s Stand-up In Stilettos and Comedy Central's Mash up.

Headlining Stand-Up Comedy Starring Maria Bamford at Brattle Theater 7:30 PM, 3/22/13

Friday, March 22, 2013

7:30 pm at Brattle Theatre

The Women in Comedy Festival is thrilled to welcome back one of the most acclaimed and beloved stand-up comedians of out time, Maria Bamford, for two headlining shows on March 22nd, 2013. 

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Maria Bamford

A veteran of TV, film, and the international stage, Maria Bamford's CD was named one of the best comedy albums of the decade by The AV Club.

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Kelly MacFarland

As an experienced stand up comedian, Kelly has an extensive and well-rounded resume including comedy clubs, theaters, colleges and several television appearances.

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Erin Foley

Just this year, Erin made her stand-up debut on Conan, guest starred on the NBC series Go On, and performed on TV Guide’s Stand-up In Stilettos and Comedy Central's Mash up.

Headline Show at the Brattle Theater 730pm, 3/22/2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

7:30 pm at Brattle Theatre

Featuring: 

Maria Bamford

 

Improv Comedy at Improv Asylum 8pm, 3/24/13

Sunday, March 24, 2013

8:00 pm at Improv Asylum

Featuring: 
Bearcats
Wise Snatch
Live Pod Shuffle
Danielle and Who Cares

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Bearcats

Their hair smells of dry shampoo & whiskey. Their dresses are floral, but their mouths are so filthy. Come watch of Boston’s best female improvisers get weird.

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WiseSnatch

Excited about exciting you with excitement, there is no shortage of energy in WiseSnatch, who start the show by giving some advice – and then explode into scenes.

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Danielle and Who Cares

Two best friends, who started off enemies and now make beautiful, beautiful comedy.

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LivePod Shuffle

A frantic union of rock'n'roll & comedy -- with an audience-shuffled setlist, a band of improv alum, and an amazing cast of special guests. Loud, funny, and always on random.

Improv, Sketch, and Stand-Up Comedy with Myq Kaplan, The Magnet Theater, The Humor Spectrum, & MC Mr. Napkins

Saturday, March 23, 2013

10:00 pm at Improv Asylum

Featuring: 

Myq Kaplan, Drs. The Humor Spectrum, Magnet Theater Touring Co, And MC Mr. Napkins, AKA Zach Sherwin.

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Myq Kaplan

Myq is a 2010 Last Comic Standing Finalist and has appeared on the Tonight Show, the Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, Conan, and many other places.

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The Humor Spectrum

Raj Sivaraman and Jono Zalay are two comics with PhDs in science, who spend their time studying humor academically. The most literal of comedy nerds.

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The Magnet Theater Touring Company

The best and brightest from The Magnet Theater throw down in a mind-blowing showcase of long-form improvisation. Watch New York's best bring their best.

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Zach Sherwin aka MC Napkins

Zach Sherwin, aka MC MR. NAPKINS, is a comedian and a rapper. Now based in Los Angeles, he plays live shows all over the country and posts videos at youtube.com/mcmrnapkins.

Improv All Stars with Rachel Dratch & Myq Kaplan's "Hang Out with Me" ft. Maria Bamford & Rachel Dratch LIVE

Saturday, March 23, 2013

8:00 pm at Improv Asylum

First, join Myq Kaplan (The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman) for a special live taping of his popular podcast, Hang Out with Me.

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Myq Kaplan

Myq is a 2010 Last Comic Standing Finalist and has appeared on the Tonight Show, the Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, Conan, and many other places.

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Maria Bamford

A veteran of TV, film, and the international stage, Maria Bamford's CD was named one of the best comedy albums of the decade by The AV Club.

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Rachel Dratch

Rachel Dratch was a cast member of Saturday Night Live for 7 years, Second City Mainstage in Chicago for 4 revues, and has dozens of film, TV, and theater credits.

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Improv All Stars

A rare opportunity to see some of the biggest stars of stage and screen perform live in an intimate setting.

Stand-Up Comedy at Club Passim 10pm, 3/23/2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

10:00 pm at Club Passim

Hosted by:  Jennifer Myszkowski

Featuring: 
Ellen Karis
Jenn Schaal
Joanne Filan
Kelly Warne
Kevin Anglin
Lianne Mauladin
Lydia Popovich
Robby Hoffman
Kelsie Huff
Theresa Condito

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Ellen Karis

Stand-Up Comedian/Actress/Producer/Pundit/Blogger

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Jenn Schaal

Jenn Schaal is a 30-ish single gal from the land of Minnesota Nice, where she is still recovering from her mother making her take her high school senior pictures with her cat.

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Joanne Filan

Comedian Joanne Filan delivers a unique blend of random thoughts, quirky observations, and a stream of consciousness that leaves audiences anxious to hear what she'll say next

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Kelly Warne

Up-and-coming comedian Kelly Warne gives us countless examples of why she's still single--and why both the men and women in New York City audiences absolutely love her for it.

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Kevin Anglin

Kevin Anglin's white-guy observational comedy is unique in the stand up world.

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Lianne Mauladin

Lianne Mauladin, known for her laid back, rocker chick style, tells audiences of her non-traditional approach to life and surprises them with her unique/edgy interpretations

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Lydia Popovich

Lydia Popovich is a SF-based comedian and blogger. Her anecdotal humor and vivid storytelling make her a unique voice in a sea of dick jokes. Visit her at hatertuesday.com.

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Robby Hoffman

Two-parts Larry David and one-part Ellen, this twenty-five year old hypochondriac is a bundle of neuroses. Voted top Comedian in Montreal, come worry and laugh with her!

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Kelsie Huff

Kelsie tackles the hilarity of adolescent and adult humiliation using her trademark blend of uproarious characters, unavoidable hereditary influences, & engaging storytelling.

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Theresa Rose

Theresa Ros loves to relate hilarious personal stories with plenty of shock value. You'll hear her hilarious online dating horror stories and her failing weight loss journey!

Stand-Up Comedy at Club Passim 7pm, 3/23/2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

7:00 pm at Club Passim

Hosted by:  Raj Sivaraman

Featuring: 

Jessica Michelle
Jessie Baade
Kate Lee
LaTice
Lindsay Lavine
Lisa Laureta
Mia Jackson
Matt Kona
Tara Berland
Tim Messenger

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Raj Sivaraman

Raj uses his unique perspective to highlight the quirks of American imperialism, the existentialist nature of nachos, and why scones are terrible.

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Jessica Michelle Singleton

Jessica Michelle performs standup comedy all over the country. She was featured in Comedy Central's Comics to Watch Showcase 2012 in Los Angeles. She has performed in sketches

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Jessie Baade

Jessie Baade is a Catskill native living in the Boston area. She tried to be a middle aged. It didn't work out.

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Kate Lee

Kate Lee is a writer, stand up comic, and attorney. Follow her on Twitter @NotKateLee.

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LaTice

LaTice's conversational style makes you feel like you’re in her living room laughing about interracial marriage, being a parent,reality TV,ridiculous commercials and her life.

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Lindsay LaVine

Lindsay LaVine is thrilled to make her standup debut at WICF! She's an attorney and freelance writer in Chicago where she sends care packages to her family's dogs.

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Lisa Laureta

Lisa Laureta engages audiences by using her character work, mixed with storytelling and classic stand up techniques, taking them on a journey into the unexpected.

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Mia Jackson

Stand up Comedy from Atlanta based comedian Mia Jackson.

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Tara Berland

Standup comedy about the wild ride of getting sober amidst twisted relationships.

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Tim Messenger

Denver/Boston/DC stand-up comic Tim Messenger performs his absurdist, smart and dark comedy.

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Matt Kona

Matt Kona is a regular around the Boston comedy scene. His voice is not always for the faint of heart, with comedy that pokes fun at the mundane and the taboo.

Stand-Up Comedy at Charles Playhouse 10:30pm, 3/23/2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

10:30 pm at Charles Playhouse

Hosted by:  Selena Coppock

Featuring: 
Dena Blizzard
April Richardson
Bethany Van Delft
Kendra Cunningham
Marga Gomez
Erin Judge
Aparna Nancherla

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Dena Blizzard- One Funny Mother

Dena Blizzard is One Funny Mother. Her hilarious take on marriage and motherhood has entertained audiences across the country.

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April Richardson

April Richardson performs stand-up comedy and is really very excited to be able to do so!

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Kendra Cunningham

Kendra shares her comedic point of views and stories through stand up, comedic writing, and filmmaking. www.kendracunningham.com www.blondelogicblog.com twitter@kendracomedy

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Marga Gomez

So far Marga Gomez is 'America's Most Wanted Latina Lesbian' comedian. Her act is a delirious mix of dorkiness, narcissism, dry one liners and over the top act outs.

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Selena Coppock

Selena Coppock is a standup comedian, storyteller, and author based in New York City. She hails from Kickassachusetts, though. Go Sox.

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Erin Judge

Erin Judge is a comedian and writer living in New York. Her first comedy album, "So Many Choices," is available through Rooftop Comedy. Visit www.erinjudge.com for more!

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Bethany Van Delft

Bethany Van Delft has performed at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, and can be seen on Nick Mom "Night Out", and Season 2 of "Stand Up in Stilettos".

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Aparna Nancherla

Aparna’s act is sprinkled with absurdist wit and a whimsical take on the world. She currently writes for and sometimes appears on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on FX.

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