The Women In Comedy Festival “is living up to its rising reputation as one of the country’s most diverse and inclusive comedy festivals, featuring top-notch stand-up, sketch, improv, live podcasts, and films.”
—The Boston Globe
WICF 2019 Headliner Phoebe Robinson Fri May 3rd, 7pm
The 10th Annual Women In Comedy Festival
Presented by HBO
The Women in Comedy Festival, Presented by HBO, celebrates its 10th anniversary from Thursday, May 2nd through Sunday, May 5th, 2019, all over Greater Boston. Check out our full schedule below.
All About WICF 2019
WICF is thrilled to again be sponsored by HBO in 2019, for the 10th anniversary of the Women In Comedy Festival. The festival will be held from Thursday, May 2nd through Sunday, May 5th, all over Greater Boston.
Most tickets are now on sale.
Phoebe Robinson, Nikki Glaser, Guys We F**ked, and improv group Wild Horses, featuring Laruen Lapkus, will all headline WICF shosw at the 1,200-seat Wilbur Theatre. Emma Willmann, Jenny Zigrino, Chanel Ali, Helen Hong, and Liza Treyger. The hit podcast Bechdel Cast and Boston legend Christine Hurley headline at the Rockwell in Davis Square, and this year WICF features showcases presented by HBO, The Onion and Clickhole, and Just For Laughs all around town.
But wait there’s more!
Over 100 comedians from all over North America will perform at many of Greater Boston’s hottest comedy clubs like Nick’s Comedy Stop, ImprovBoston, The Hideout, The Gas, and Bill’s Bar. Come explore the places comedy insiders go to see the headliners of tomorrow (and headliners of today, who often drop by!). This is one of the best weeks of the year to go out to shows because WICF has selected many of the top performers from all over the country who don’t get to Boston regularly, alongside Boston’s own top comedians.
May the 4th Be With You
One more paragraph before you scroll down! Smack dab in the middle of this year’s festival, on Saturday, May 4th, WICF takes you to the movies at the historic Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square. Our official film selections (announcing soon) will be screened and winners of the film competitions (including the audience award – you decide!) will be announced. WICf will also host an exclusive film pitch session in front of industry executives from HBO and. Come find out how scripts get pitched to become full-fledged films.
You Can Be a Part of the Magic
Want to get involved and volunteer at the festival? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Volunteer”. For more information about our volunteer positions click here.
Audiences are hungry to experience and celebrate comedy from different perspectives, and that is where WICF comes in. Our goal is to help close the gender gap in comedy by showcasing women and their allies across all comedic platforms. All of our offerings are open to people of all genders.
WICF features diverse performers, and brings together individuals from all walks of comedy, giving comedy audiences a chance to see work from both local and nationally known comedians, and enabling industry a chance to scout terrific talent.