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Celebrating 10 Years of Comedy, The Women in Comedy Festival Now Accepting Live Show Submissions

Posted Nov 9, 2018

The Women in Comedy Festival (WICF) will celebrate its 10th Anniversary in 2019 beginning Thursday, May 2 through Sunday, May 5 throughout the Greater Boston area.

Sponsored by HBO, the Festival brings together approximately 150 to 200 performers, artists, and storytellers to celebrate and showcase women in comedy. “HBO is excited to be a part of this wonderful festival which showcases great comedy talent. This will be our third year attending, and our second year as a sponsor.  We’re looking forward to getting to know a new group of WICF comics,” said Kelly Edwards, Vice President of Talent Development at HBO.

Live show submissions are open to comedians of all genders in the categories of improv, musical comedy, sketch, and stand-up. Live show applicants may also submit their podcasts as part of their applications at through January 21, 2019.

For the past nine years, WICF has represented a diverse and inclusive slate of emerging and veteran performers, including: Lily Tomlin, Wanda Sykes, Maria Bamford, Tig Notaro, Aparna Nancherla, Phoebe Robinson, Emmy Blotnick, Xazmin Garza, and Emma Willmann.

The largest and fastest-growing female-focused festival in the country, WICF will also feature panel discussions, interviews and workshops by industry professionals.

In addition, the WICF Film Festival returns as part of the 10th anniversary celebration on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Film submissions will open in December 2018 and all submitted films must be either produced, directed, or written by a female-identifying filmmaker, and must have a female-identifying protagonist. More details to come!

For additional information on the Women in Comedy Festival, visit

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