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 2015
The Seventh Annual Women in Comedy Festival will run from Wednesday, April 22nd through Sunday, April 26th, in Boston and Cambridge, MA, and will include acclaimed stand-up comedians, improv and sketch groups, musical comedy groups and solo artistis, and storytellers. WICF will feature shows in a variety of venues ranging from an intimate 40-seat carbaret space to a historic 1200-seat theater. Come see Bostonl in early spring bloom.
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. 2012, we welcomed Michelle McNulty and Dave Sawyer as Associate Producers. We welcomed Christine Cannavo and Valerie Hirschon Frank as associate producers this past year.