The Women in Comedy Festival (WICF) is one of our favorite annual festivals and Monday organizers announced Whitney Cummings will headline the fest on Saturday, May 9 at absolutely fabulous Wilbur theater in Boston, Massachusetts.
Whitney Cummings is best known for creating and starring in the NBC series “Whitney,” as well as the Emmy-nominated CBS comedy series “2 Broke Girls,” which she co-created and co-wrote with Michael Patrick King (“Sex and the City”). She’s also got a great special out this year (“Can I Touch It”) and a new podcast (“Good For You”). Those of you who don’t pay attention will also remember her as the person who accidentally posted a topless photo of herself on the internet last spring, leading to attempts to extort her after she quickly removed the photo. Or maybe you’ll remember her as the comic who traveled with a sex doll of herself while doing publicity for the tour.
Cummings is also slated to star and executive produce the new half-hour comedy “Good People,” which she co-created alongside Lee Daniels, for Amazon.
Sponsored by HBO, the Women in Comedy Festival brings together approximately 150 to 200 performers and artists to celebrate and showcase women in comedy. Live show submissions are open to comedians of all genders in the categories of improv, sketch, musical comedy (scripted and unscripted), and stand-up. Live show applicants may also submit their podcasts as part of their applications at www.wicf.com/apply/ through January 15, 2020.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, December 13 at 12:00 Noon ET and will be available at The Wilbur Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com, and by calling 617.248.9700.