You guys. The 4th Annual Women In Comedy Festival is going down March 21 through 25 next year in Boston. I’m letting you know for two reasons. The first, is that I got a chance to check out the fest last year and based on my experience, I believe that, if you live within a few hundred miles of the Greater Boston area and you enjoy laughing, you should get thee to a show or three. Secondly, the folks at the WICF are now accepting submissions from comedians and instructors. Go here to apply and for more info.
They’re looking for comics from all over the country — the world, even — and get this: despite the fest’s name, you do not have to be a gal to submit. In past years, the fest has hosted the likes of Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch, Maria Bamford, Kristin Schaal (pictured above at last year’s headliners’ panel), Jen Kirkman, Jackie Kashian and Morgan Murphy. And, because reading can be horribly painful, we wanted to share this WICF video with you to further explain what the fest’s all about.
Ok, so here are details you’ll need– if you’re a comedian or an instructor who’s interested in perhaps creating or hosting workshops during the fest.
Show application deadlines and fees:
Regular: Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 ($30 submission fee)
Extended: Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 ($40 submission fee)
Instructor application deadlines and fees:
Regular: Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 ($10 submission fee)
Extended: Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 ($15 submission fee)
See you in Beantown, comedy fans.