As recommended by lovely G.L.O.C.s CAITLIN TEGART and HILLARY BUCKHOLTZ, the Women in Comedy Festival is coming up and we should all apply! The application fee is a measly $40. That’s it. I spent $40 on coffee yesterday and it did nothing for my career. Besides, how great would it be to spend March in Boston with some amazing G.L.O.C.s? Pretty amazing! Details below!
Last Week to Submit to The Women in Comedy Festival 2011
March 9 – 13 / Boston, MA
**Deadline Extended to January 12**
The Boston-based Women in Comedy Festival (WICF) is now accepting submissions through January 12, 2011. Submissions may be in the categories of stand up, improv, sketch, storytelling, and musical comedy. While the festival tilts the usual comedy festival male to female ratio on its head, everyone is invited to submit.
The festival takes place March 9 – March 13 in Boston. This year’s headliners include sketch duo Kristen Schaal (The Daily Show, Flight of the Conchords) and Kurt Braunohler, Jen Kirkman (Chelsea Lately, HBO’s Drunk History) and Morgan Murphy (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live). Venues for the festival include ImprovBoston in Central Square, Cambridge, Mottley’s Comedy Club in Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall, and the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square.
The festival is co-produced by women in comedy Michelle Barbera, Maria Ciampa, and Elyse Schuerman. “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 Ciampa. To further their mission, WICF is sponsoring several workshops on different comedy styles and topics and a free panel discussion open to the public. This year, the festival will host Executive Consultant for the Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival, Jeff Singer. Jeff will be teaching his workshop: Step Up Your Stand Up.
Last year, the festival hosted over 150 artists from all over the US, including Maria Bamford, Jackie Kashian, and Edie McClurg along with other alumni from Second City.
Visit http://www.womenincomedyfestival.com for more details and to apply.