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Funny Ladies Around the World are Invited to Apply for the 7th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival

Stage 773 Executive Producer Jill Valentine and co-producer Liz McArthur are thrilled to announce that they are now accepting applications for the 7th Annual Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, taking place August 23 through August 26 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. The Chicago Women’s Funny Festival features all comedic art forms including stand up, sketch, solo, vaudeville, improvisational, musical and more. The event packs over 80 shows, featuring over 500 performers from over 160 groups into four funny-filled days. Applications for participation may be sent in through July 1 by visiting

“Chicago Women’s Funny Festival allows women in comedy to unite for four days on four stages from all over the country to do what they love. We are excited now more than ever to bring together so many funny women and provide them with the resources to showcase their amazing talent,” says Valentine.

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 a fifth year.

Tickets for the 7th Annual Women’s Funny Festival are $15 each and will go on sale July 23. Tickets and information are available online at, by phone 773.327.5252, and in person at the Stage 773 box office, located at 1225 W Belmont.

Date & Time

Weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Aug 23, 2018 through Aug 26, 2018