Coming up March 24 – 28, ImprovBoston will be hosting the second annual Women in Comedy Festival, a festival dedicated to showcasing female comedy in stand-up, sketch and storytelling.
Headlined by Maria Bamford and featuring Jackie Kashian and Bonnie McFarlane, the festival is proudly and intentionally a predominantly lady-centric event, but this is not to say it will be purely a woman’s affair.
As explained by festival co-director Maria Ciampa: “Most comedy festivals feature about 80 percent men and 20 percent women. Our festival flips this tradition on its head. The ‘women’ in Women in Comedy Festival refers to the fact that WICF is directed by, produced by, and features comedy by the ladies. However, men do comedy too, and we don’t want to exclude anyone.”
In addition to an impressive roster of live performances, comedy workshops will be hosted throughout length of the festival by Kashian, Zabeth Russell, and Cameron Esposito, each focusing on different comedy styles and topics. Bamford will also be hosting an open mic!
Related: Read our review of Maria Bamford’s newly-released DVD Plan B.