Sponsored by HBO + NBC

The Women In Comedy Festival 2018

April 19 – 22, 2018

The Rockwell


Sponsored by HBO, The 9th Annual Women in Comedy Festival will run from Thursday, April 19th through Sunday, April 22nd, in Boston and Cambridge, MA. The festival will include acclaimed stand-up comedians, improv and sketch groups, musical comedy groups and solo artists, filmmakers, and storytellers. Women in Comedy Festival will feature shows in a variety of venues ranging from an intimate 40-seat cabaret space to a historic 1200-seat theater.

As part of the festival, WIC hosts panel discussions to increase dialogue among comedians and provide vital information about the creative and business side of comedy. Most of the panels will be open and free to the public. During Women in Comedy Festival, WIC also provides workshops with award-winning working comedians and bookers that are available to the public.

The Women in Comedy Festival is open to comedians of all genders but showcases women prominently. Past headlining performers and speakers have included Maria Bamford, Jane Lynch, Wendy Liebman, Rachel Dratch, Kristen Schaal, Jen Kirkman, Morgan Murphy, Horatio Sanz, Kevin Allison, Ilana Glazer, Sasheer Zamata, Rita Rudner, Jackie Kashian, and Kelly MacFarland.

This year is set to be the biggest and best yet!

Below is a schedule of performances playing here at The Rockwell.

Thursday, April 19th
7:00 pm Nerd Up Showcase
9:30 pm Rated G n’ R @ The Rockwell

Friday, April 20th
5:00 Anatomy of a Writing Sample with Disney’s DMA
7:30 pm The NBC Comedy Spotlight Series hosted by Caitlin Durante
9:30 pm The NBC Comedy Spotlight Series hosted by Petey Gibson

Saturday, April 21st
1:00 pm TV Guidance Counselor Podcast: Live with Ken Reid
4:00pm The Onion Presents: The Art of Satire in a World of Fake News
7:30 The NBC Comedy Spotlight Series hosted by Emma Willmann

Sunday, April 22nd
1:00pm Brunchzilla with Zilla Vodnas
5:00pm Person About Town Podcast: Live
7:00 pm Headliner: Gina Yashere