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Womens Comedy Festival line up

Womens Comedy Festival line up

Starting next week,  Manchester welcomes the fifth annual UK Women in Comedy Festival (WICF) produced by Dulcet Sounds, celebrating the wealth of female comedic talent on the international comedy scene.

From Thursday 19th to Sunday 29th October the festival stages more than 50 events across seven different venues. 

Founded by Dulcet Sounds' Hazel O'Keefe in 2013, the Women In Comedy Festival was born out of O'Keefe's all women comedy night, Laughing Cows, which featured entirely female (and all those who identify as women) line ups. Set up in London in 1998, the club's creation was in direct response to an off-the-cuff, but very telling, comment by a male comedy promoter who said that he wouldn't take the chance of putting more than one woman on the bill at his club. O'Keefe decided to prove him and his doubts wrong and Laughing Cows was born.

Tribeca is the village venue which hosts the majority of the gigs with the regions award winning comedy venue Frog and Bucket also welcoming some female comedy giants.

Names inc;

Catherine Bohart : Rachel Fairburn : Sara Barron : Barbara Nice : Rachel Creeger : Sameena Zehra : Juliet Meyers : Ria Lina : Steph Laing : Caroline Mabey : Fat Penguin Improv : Naomi McDonald : The LoL Word, Daphna Baram and more.

Tickets are predictably selling quickly across all gigs and so grab one while you can.

Women In Comedy Festival 2018 Wrap Gala is also planned with details released soon, so watch this space.

Sunday 28th Oct

8pm £7/10 at Tribeca

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Published: 18-Oct-2018

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