Information for Performers
Welcome, 2013 Performers!
Promote your show on Twitter:
Use the official festival hash tag: #wicf2013 and our Twitter handle: @wicf
Welcome WICF comedians! We look forward to having you perform as part of WICF. Many of you have questions pre-festival, so here is a FAQ:
Where should I stay in Boston or Cambridge?
Le Méridien in Cambridge in offering rooms at a special rate for WICF participants until February 18th, 2013. This hotel is as close to being centrally located as possible and it's a lovely four star hotel. Shows will be throughout Boston and Cambridge.
I am in an improv or sketch group and I have concerns about the tech part of my show. What should I do?
Please upload your tech sheet to your application. If you have additional questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a WICF performer, which is the policy about me watching shows at WICF? WICF performers are welcome to all non-sold out WICF shows with their WICF pass. We are going to make an effort to always hold at least a couple of seats at each venue. However, if you want to catch a specific show, we STRONGLY suggest you buy a ticket for that show. For the headlining shows on Friday night, even WICF performers must buy tickets. Keep your eyes open for a discount codes for all WICF performances (and workshops). Please know that the Comedy Studio in Harvard Square tends to get very packed and while there is sometimes space for comedians to watch the show from the club entrance, you may not be able to see the show. Comedians can hang out on the second floor of the club and catch up with friends post-show. Again, if there's a show you want to be sure not to miss, we suggest you buy a ticket in advance.
As a WICF performer, do I get a discount on the fabulous workshops?
Yes you do! As a WICF performer, you get a 15% discount on all workshops. You received a discount code in an informational email from WICF. If you can't find the code, please contact us and we'll resend it. Check out the workshops.
How can I connect with other WICF performers pre-festival?
We created a group called "WICF 2013 Performers" to use as a forum for you. We're hoping it will be a useful tool for comedians to talk about where they're staying, carpooling, what shows to meet up at, etc. Go to http://www.facebook.com/groups/355719751123412/ and request an invite, since it's a closed group. Thanks!
How can I help promote my show if I have local roots?
If you are from the Boston/Greater Boston area, or went to school in the area, please get in touch with WICF Head of PR, Hillary Buckholtz at email@example.com. Then your Mom can cut that article out of her local newspaper and mail it to you and everyone in your family.
How can I get to see shows all over town quickly?
This year WICF will be providing two shuttles (vans) to transport performers from venue area to venue area. This will occur on Friday and Saturday nights only. You must have your badge with you and we likely not be able to accomodate non-festival participants.