Bringing together women and men from all walks of comedy: improv, sketch, stand up, musical comedy, and storytelling stand up, WICF gives Boston comedy audiences a chance to see both local and nationally known comedians, and industry a chance to scout terrific talent.
Our goal is to close the gender gap in comedy by simply allowing talented women to showcase their best work. Our festival is open to show and workshop submissions from people of all genders.
What's New in 2014
The Sixth Annual Women in Comedy Festival will run from Thursday, May 8th - Sunday, May 11th in Boston and Cambridge, MA, and will include acclaimed stand-up comedians, improv and sketch groups, musical comedy groups and solo artistis, and storytellers.
There will be panel discussions to increase the dialogue among comedians and provide vital information about the creative and business side of comedy. Most panels are open and free to the public. Workshops with award winning working comedians and bookers are available to the public.
Michelle Barbera and Maria Ciampa created the Women in Comedy Festival in 2009, and co-producer Elyse Schuerman came onboard the very next year. the three co-producers have been working together in the Boston comedy scene for almost a decade in various improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy shows. Michelle, Maria, and Elyse welcomed Hillary Buckholtz as Co-Producer for WICF 2012. Hillary has worked with the festival as Head of Public Relations and has been a big part of WICF in many other areas over the last three years. In 2012, we welcomed Michelle McNulty and Dave Sawyer as Associate Producers. Michelle has over a decade of experience performing and writing comedy, and brings strong managerial and organizational skills to the festival. Dave is an improviser and sketch writer/performer, and brings his expertise as a web programmer to all our online content.