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March 9, 2011

Welcome to WICF 2011!
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By WICF Editor Liz McKeon

This is it — the first of five days of laugh-out-loud comedy presented by the Women in Comedy Festival!

Here's why I love WICF: Both the festival and this attendant blog provide women with a safe, amazingly productive space to let loose and create incredibly funny work. WICF extends that offer of a place in which to play to men. We embrace lesbian, gay, bi, and transgender comedians. WICF is a queer-friendly festival. WICF is a woman-friendly festival. WICF is a male-friendly festival. And, above all, WICF is a damn funny comedy festival!

WICF does not purport to be the voice of women in comedy. Instead, it's a place to showcase that voice, to let it shine. Nothing drives me crazier than when someone takes a piece they've seen on stage or online from WICF and holds it up as "the" opinion of all women in comedy. How could we possibly provide anyone with the single opinion of every women in comedy? That would be impossible, women make up, give or take, half the population. A large percentage of that half is made up of funny, funny people. And they certainly don't all agree with each other. It is, in fact, the opposite of what we do. WICF isn't the voice of women in comedy, it's a platform for all women in comedy to make their voices heard. It's a platform for everyone in comedy to make his or her voice heard.

And here's our opening salvo:

Women in Comedy Festival (WICF) 2011 Trailer from WICF 2011, directed and edited by Sasha Goldberg. Music by Jacob Lipcon.

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