Inside Jokes Comedy Mini Conference. FREE Conference (You must RSVP to attend)

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Inside Jokes Comedy Mini Conference. FREE Conference (You must RSVP to attend)
Sunday, August 20, 2017 2:00 PM
Drafthouse Comedy, Washington, DC
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  • Door Time: 2:00 PM
  • Show Type: Comedy
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BY funny women FOR funny women. (All Are Welcome)
Bring your all lady improv troupes, writing friends, and more for a day of professional discussion and thinking nationwide as you join us with 3 other major U.S. cities full of women in comedy.
The conference includes:
  • Speed Networking: Meet new women for business or creative partnerships.
  • Panel & Think Tank: Discuss issues facing women in our industry and come together as a group with actionable solutions.
  • Workshop: Coast to Coast live stream with your fellow sisters of comedy as we discuss how to strengthen your brand and make money with your comedy.
  • Free Professional Head shots: Taken by Andrea Rodway
  • Stand-up Comedy: By some of our funniest local comedians.
  • Franqi Fench will moderate and host.
    If you weren't at Caroline's on Broadway in NYC to catch Franqi French with DL Hughley, perhaps you caught one of her several appearances on TV One's "Roland Martin Show." A nationally appreciated talent, Franqi's coast to coast appearances include The DC Improv as well as The World Famous Comedy Store on Sunset Strip, Stand Up NY & DC Drafthouse. An award winning comic, Franqi has shared the stage w/ Todd Glass, Donnell Rawlings, Fortune Feimster, Judy Gold and more.
    Panelists Include:
    Chelsea Shorte

    Originally from Richmond, VA, Chelsea discovered comedy as a way to stave off the boredom of being a beautiful twenty-something. Since first taking the stage as a stand up in early 2011, she has flourished and has further applied her creative drive to storytelling, podcasting, sketch writing, acting, and drag performance. She has had the privilege of performing at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC's historic Howard Theater, as well as multiple colleges and comedy venues across the country. Her stand up material ranges from riffs on the low bar for allyship to dating or even pythons in the Everglades. Check her out as a co-host of the Tagg Nation podcast, Listen to some of her stories and stand up at
    Mary Jane French
    Mary Jane French
    Mary Jane French is a Comedian and Filmmaker based in Richmond, Virginia, who has opened for national headlining comedians Neil Hamburger, Cameron Esposito, Brandie Posey, and Sara Schaefer. Mary Jane has been performing Stand-up since she was 18-years-old, with a brief hiatus after accepting her need to transition from Male to Female. When Mary Jane began performing stand-up again, now publicly as a trans woman, she began cultivating material that captured her early experiences with transition and recorded that material in a home-made special entitled Mary Jane French: Bearded Woman. Mary Jane’s sophomore release is a split EP, Live at Gallery 5, where she does all of her material that she knew wouldn’t apply after she received bottom surgery. Currently Mary Jane is Producing a series of comedy variety shows as well as her podcast, Mary Jane French: Novice

    Natalie McGill
    Natalie McGill
    Natalie McGill is a stand up comic and journalist based out of Washington, D.C. who is currently an on-air correspondent and writer for the political satire show Redacted Tonight on RT America. She has opened for comics such as Judah Friedlander, Marina Franklin and Gilbert Gottfried and has been heard or seen on 2 Dope Queens, the Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival, DC Improv and Arlington Drafthouse.
    Megan Wills
    Meg Willis
    Megan Wills is an improv comedy performer and a co-founder of the Charm City Comedy Project and the Charm City Comedy Festival in Baltimore, MD. She serves as the Artistic Director, Marketing Director, and Head Show Producer at the Project, and as Festival Director at the CCCFest. A longtime leader in the performance community in Baltimore and environs, Megan is a member of house team Siberia, resident project Baby Fishmouth, and the Project Ladies All-Stars team. She formerly played with Baltimore Improv Group's house troupe Population: 6 for seven years.
    And More TBA
    Sponsors Include:
    Drafthouse Comedy Theater
    Denizens Brewing
    Bring Your Own Cocktail
    Andrea Rodway Photography
    National Museum of Women in the Arts
    Stand-Up Studios
    Washington Trophy Center
    A.M. Goldchain Photography
    South Block Juice Co.
    One Eight Distilling
    Improbable Comedy
    And More TBA

    Suggested donation of $5 or $10 if you would like to contribute to our mission statement. Special thanks to our sponsors, donors, and the committees of women volunteering their time to create 3 major events each year to support the advancement of women in our industry.


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