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November 26, 2010

WICF’s Weekend Write-Up: Improvised Dickens and Native Humor
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In case you missed it, in your turkey and stuffing-induced haze, submissions for WICF 2011 opened yesterday ! You have until January 6th to get them in, so head on over here and get started on show and workshop proposals. Good luck!

Also announced yesterday were our Third Annual Women in Comedy Festival headliners, Morgan Murphy and Jen Kirkman ! Both women are amazing stand ups, and both are currently late-night writers, Morgan writing for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," and Jen writing for (and appearing on) "Chelsea Lately."

 Jen Kirman and Morgan Murphy, WICF 2011 headliners.

Here's what we think will get you through the rest of the long weekend, during your breaks from putting together submissions:

Website of the Week
Angela Johnson's site

Indian Humor: Exhibit Site
We've got two suggestions for your extra days off! First, the media page of stand up Anjela Johnson's site is chock full of the comedian's videos. Johnson, a California native of Mexican and Native American descent, has been an Oakland Raiders cheerleader, a “MADtv” series regular, and performed in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel with Justin Long, Anna Faris, and Amy Poehler, and Our Family Wedding, in which she appeared alongside America Ferrera, Carlos Mencia, Regina King, and Forest Whitaker.

Second, check out the visual humor and cerebral art on display at the web home of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian exhibit, "Indian Humor." The show has toured nationally, and is a witty and irreverent attempt at documenting a very-much living culture.

Show to See
A Tale of Two Genres: An Improvised Dickens Musical, The Un-Scripted Theater Company, San Francisco, CA

An improvised musical in the audience's chosen genre is narrated as if it had been written by Charles Dickens. The Un-Scripted Theater Company improvises a full-length musical, supplying the slyly witty and now-canonical Dickensian flourishes readers of A Tale of Two Cities and A Christmas Carol will recognize and applaud. 

Cast: Joy Begbie, Mandy Khoshnevisan, Melissa Holman, Merrill Gruver, Christian Utzman, Alan Goy, Greg Shilling, Michael Fleming, Paul Kursky, and Scott Keck
Directed by: Mandy Khoshnevisan 
Assistant-directed by: Christian Utzman 
Music by: Jacob Russell-Snyder for tickets
Runs Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (no shows Sat. 11/20, Thurs. 11/25), special shows Mon.-Wed. 12/20-12/22,
$20/$10 students & seniors
Shows at 8 p.m., and also at 3 p.m. Saturdays

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