Reece Cotton, Michelle Barbera and Nora Panahi. Cotton and Panahi are performing in this year's Women in Comedy Festival. Barbera is a founder and co-producer of the festival.

Credit: Photos courtesy of the Women in Comedy Festival, Creative Commons and personal websites.

Boston's Women In Comedy Festival Celebrates, Empowers Female Comics

April 14, 2017

There's no question: Women ARE funny. So what's it like to be a woman who performs as a stand-up, improv, sketch or musical comedian? We speak to three funny ladies about their experiences in the spotlight and their involvement with this year's Women in Comedy Festival, which takes place April 19 through April 23 throughout clubs and venues in Boston.


- Michelle Barbera, co-founder and co-producer of the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston. Follow Michelle on Twitter.

- Reece Cotton, a comic in Boston. Follow Reece on Twitter.

- Nora Panahi, a comic and Boston University student. Follow Nora on Twitter.

For more information on the Women in Comedy Festival, click here.

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