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Women in Comedy Festival

The Women in Comedy Festival (WICF)

The Women in Comedy Festival Presented by HBO helps close the comedy gender gap by featuring women and their allies across all comedic platforms, celebrating comedy from various perspectives. 

WICF and ImprovBoston
WICF's first year was held entirely at ImprovBoston in 2009. Over the years, the festival has grown to feature events all around greater Boston, but ImprovBoston has remained at the heart of the festival as our home base and one of our greatest supporters. WICF seeks to promote and support ImprovBoston's artists and mission as much as possible and we're thrilled to be back in 2019. 2019 is our 10th Anniversary edition of the festival and will be held May 2nd through May 5th, 2019. Shows will go up at ImprovBoston every night and will include improv, sketch, stand up, and musical comedy from some of today's best national, international, and local acts. The festival will also include interviews, panel discussions, and workshops.

Submissions Are Open Live show applications are now open in the genres of: Improv, Sketch, Stad Up, and Musical Comedy. Apply today at

Get Involved We're also looking for volunteers both leading up to the festival and during the events. Volunteers receive stand-by passes to most shows and panels (workshops are full price and all students must pre-register.) Please email us . We'd love to chat with you about the many opportunities for getting involve.