Information for Performers

Welcome, 2014 Performers!


Promote your show on Twitter:
Use the official festival hash tag: #wicf2015 and our Twitter handle: @wicf

Welcome WICF comedians!

Many of you have questions pre-festival, so here is a FAQ:

Where should I stay in Boston or Cambridge?
There are many great hotels to stay at in Boston and Cambridge. Look for hotels in Central Square, Harvard Square, the Theater District, and near the World Trade Center. 

I am in an improv or sketch group and I have concerns about the tech part of my show. What should I do?
Our technical director, Josh Garneau, will be in touch with all sketch and improv acts. If you have questions, please email our technical director at Please write "Tech Question" in the subject line.

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. The exception:  performers may not attend shows at The Wilbur Theater without tickets. 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, 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.

At many venues, including ImprovBoston, there are strict fire code restrictions and you will not be able to stand in the back or in the aisle. Most venues to do not allow seating in previously sold seats that are no-shows. 

As a WICF performer, do I get a discount on the fabulous workshops?
At this time, there are no discounts. Check back here for updates or in your performer email updates. Check out the workshops.

How can I connect with other WICF performers pre-festival?
For 2015 Performers and Participants only: We created a group called "WICF Community" 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 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, Heather Huzovich at  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?

Boston's public transportation is the cheapest way to get around...especially between Central and Harvard Square.  Boston is small and a taxi ride is usually less than 15 minutes to all of our venues. Check out Uber as well.


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