Stage 773 Executive Producer Jill Valentine and Co-Producer Liz McArthur are thrilled to announce that they will be accepting applications from May 15 to July 1 for the 8th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, taking place August 22 through August 25 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. The Chicago Women's Funny Festival features all comedic art forms including stand up, sketch, solo, vaudeville, improvisation, burlesque, musical and more. The event packs over 80 shows, featuring over 400 performers from over 160 groups into four funny-filled days.
Chicago Women's Funny Festival was founded in 2012 when producers Jill Valentine and Liz McArthur wanted to build a comedy festival where women could come together and celebrate all art forms of comedy under one roof. The first festival boasted 66 shows and 400 performers in five days. Women's Fest also hosted events throughout the week where women from across the country could network with each other and more importantly, celebrate one another's work. The response from comedians and audience members was overwhelmingly positive - which is why the festival is coming back for an eighth year.