Women in Comedy Festival | Boston, MA
  • Thank You
    to all our audiences, partners, artists, staff, and volunteers
    for making WICF 2018 a blast.
    We can’t wait until 2019!





WICF presents the annual Women in Comedy Festival each spring, and events and content all year round.

News & Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Doyle’s Cafe
3484 Washington St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 524-2345
Second Saturdays at 8pm
Tickets $12


Our award-winning (Improper Bostonian’s 2017 Best of Boston) show features headliners from all around the country and a different lineup every month. October 14th features NYC’s Chanel Ali (Limestone Comedy Festival).

Doyle’s Cafe
3484 Washington St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 524-2345
First Thursdays 7-9:30pm
Registration $20


BCC provides comedians of all levels of experience, comedic styles, and genders a supportive learning environment where they can practice material, get feedback, brainstorm new material, and participate in group exercises to work their comedy muscles.


40 Prospect St, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 576-1253
Fourth Thursdays at 9:30pm
Tickets $10


Classic comedy variety format show ft. cutting edge indie stand up, sketch, improv, music, and more. Hosted by Nonye Brown West (Night Train with Wyatt Cenac), announcer Bobby Smithney, and live music from Jeff Greenwald and the Jelly House Band.

Thank you for a wonderful WICF 2018

Photos from the festival will be posted here soon. We can’t wait to do it again. Check out the great lineup we had this year below, and check out non festival events all year long!

Children’s Programming

Special Shows

WICF Kick-Off Show

Join us on Wednesday, April 18th,
for a special Kick-Off event at LaughBoston,
Starring Boston comedy powerhouses
Kelly MacFarland (Comedy Central, ABC)
and Tony V (“I Feel Pretty”, HBO.

38.7% Series

People of Color Make Up 38.7%
of the U.S. Population. Come See How
the Other Half Laughs
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NBC Spotlight Series

NBC presents some of the
best up-and-coming comedians
from the U.S. and Canada

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Top Shelf Series

Headlining comedy on
ImprovBoston’s Mainstage

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Indie Shows

Tour Boston’s booming
local comedy scene
in these special
WICF edition shows

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Thunder Road

379 Somerville Ave, Somerville
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730 Tavern, Kitchen, & Patio

730 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
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Bill’s Bar

5 Lansdowne Street, Boston
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Pavement Coffee House

736 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
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Middlesex Lounge

315 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
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Entertainment Industry
at WICF 2018

Join executives from major
networks, studios, content creators,
and international festival producers
at WICF for a Headlining Panel
and several workshops

  • DMA, ABC

    Director of Creative Talent Development & Inclusion for ABC
  • Daria Overby, STARZ

  • Karen Horne, NBC, Universal

    Senior VP, Programming Talent Development & Inclusion, NBC Entertainment & Universal Television Studios
  • Jandiz Estrada Cardoso, NBC

    Director of Talent Development & Inclusion, NBC
  • Jeanne Mau, CBS

  • Julia Pleasants, Disney Television Animation

    Casting Director
  • Kelly Edwards, HBO

    HBO, VP of Talent Development
  • Ricky Nachbar, E!

  • Sophia Salador, Just For Laughs