The Women in Comedy Festival celebrates Boston comedy and the women who create it, support it, and perform it. Bringing together women and men from all walks of comedy: improv, sketch, film, stand up, storytelling and humor writing, the festival gives Boston comedy audiences a chance to see both local and nationally known comedians.
The WICF is a great idea. Women tend to get the short end of the stick when it comes to the comedy world and this is a great place to showcase talent that proves otherwise. Some of my favorite stand-up comedians are women, including one of my very favorites, past festival performer, Maria Bamford.
I’ve never been to the festival in its previous 3 years of existence but I will make as many events as I can this year. I never really knew about it before but I’ve since befriended co-producer Maria Ciampa and am fully aware of its presence in the Boston comedy scene after taking classes at ImprovBoston where posters for it hang year-round.