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2015 Festival Press Release

7th Annual Women in Comedy Festival


April 22nd - 26th


Boston and Cambridge Massachusetts

Featuring Jane Lynch, Lily Tomlin, and Cristela Alonzo

(More headliners listed below)


Boston, MA – The 7th Annual Women in Comedy Festival (WICF) will be held in Boston and Cambridge, Wednesday, April 22nd to Sunday, April 26th, 2015.  This year’s headliners include Jane Lynch, Lily Tomlin, Cristela Alonzo, Sue Costello, Mary Mack, Aparna Nancherela and Kevin Allison of the Risk! storytelling podcast.

The 2015 festival will host shows at premier comedy venues such as the 1,200-seat Wilbur Theater, located in the heart of the TheaterDistrict, the legendary Comedy Studio (Cambridge), ImprovBoston (Central Square), Laugh Boston (Seaport District) and Club Passim (Harvard Square). The festival will host approximately 30 shows with close to 200 performers from around the world, as well workshops led by industry professionals and panel discussions.


This year, WICF is proud to welcome a film component to the festival, with short films showing at the Brattle Theatre. Since its inception, the Women In Comedy Festival has hosted thousands of artists from all over country, including Amy Sedaris, Maria Bamford, Judy Gold, Rachel Dratch, Cameron Esposito, Jackie Kashian Horatio Sanz, Kristen Schaal, Wendy Liebman, Carol Leifer, Morgan Murphy, Jill Talley, Jen Kirkman, and Edie McClurg.


"Our mission is to create a forum for people to experience the comedic expression of women, see strong female performers and, most importantly, to entertain", says festival co-producer Maria Ciampa. “We want to close the gender gap in comedy,” continues co-producer Michelle Barbera.

WICF is co-produced by Michelle Barbera, Maria Ciampa, and Elyse Schuerman. Christine Cannavo, Valerie Frank, Michelle McNulty, and Dave Sawyer are associate producers.

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Media Contact: Heather Huzovic,

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