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9th Annual Women in Comedy Festival

April 19 - April 22

–The Women in Comedy Festival (WICF) presents Emmy Award winner Wanda Sykes on
Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m. and The New York Times best-selling author Tig Notaro on Saturday, April 21 at
7 p.m. Both comedians are slated to perform at the historic Chevalier Theatre in Medford, Massachusetts.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have the prolific and multi-talented Wanda Sykes and Tig Notaro performing at
this year’s Women in Comedy Festival,” says co-producer Michelle Barbera. “Through their extensive and
expansive body of work, these two women have helped to usher in fresh perspectives and a more represen-
tative slate of programming in television, film, digital content, and live performance. We are proud to have
them with us this year to celebrate our ninth anniversary.”

Confirmed industry executives include: Kelly Edwards (Vice President of Talent Development, HBO);
Jandiz Estrada Cardoso (Director of Talent Development Programming, NBC), Jeanne Mau (Vice President
of Entertainment Diversity, CBS); Karen Horne (Senior Vice President, Programming Talent Development &
Inclusion, NBC); Daria Overby (Director, Creative Diversity STARZ Entertainment); Julia Pleasants (Talent
Coordinator Disney TVA Casting) and Sophia Salador (Associate Producer, Just For Laughs).
For more information on the 9 th Annual Women in Comedy Festival, visit www.wicf.com.

About the Women in Comedy Festival:
The goal of the Women in Comedy Festival (WICF) is to help close the gender gap in comedy by showcasing women and
their allies across all comedic platforms and celebrate comedy from different perspectives. All of our offerings are open to people of all genders. WICF features diverse performers, and brings together individuals from all walks of comedy, giving comedy audiences a chance to see work from both local and nationally known comedians, and enabling industry a chance to scout terrific talent in historic and beautiful Boston.


April 19
April 22
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