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Females in Comedy Convention launches in LA

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The first ever Females in Comedy Convention takes place in Los Angeles, CA  from 26thto 29th April  2012.  

A number of high profile female comedy stars are participating in the convention including Sheryl Underwood from The Talk; Kym Whitley, comedienne and star of We Bought A Zoo and Transformers: Dark of the Moon; Thea Vidale, stand-up comedienne and actress from sitcom Thea and Rodney Dangerfield’s HBO show Opening Night At Rodney’s Place; Luenell who appeared in the movie Borat alongside Sacha Baron Cohen and more.

Female comics will descend on LA from all over the U.S. and Canada and several hundred participants are expected for this four day convention, of workshops, seminars, parties, panel discussions and more.

Some of the industries’ top comedy professionals will be facilitating the workshops and the nightly showcases will be held at LA’s hottest comedy clubs.

The organisers claim that ‘There has never been a convention of this magnitude for females in comedy.  It’s a ‘History-Making’ event!’  This follows hot on the heels of the recent Women in Comedy Festival which took place in Boston last month for the fourth year running.

The convention is the brainchild of Hope Flood, who hosts the event.  Hope is one of the fastest rising female comediennes on the US comedy circuit with thought-provoking political and spiritual commentary.  She has been in the comedy industry for over 20 years and produced weekly showcases that launched careers for many successful comedians including Jamie Foxx and Chris Tucker.   Hope has appeared on Russell Simmon’s-HBO All-Star Def Comedy Jam, 10 seasons of BET’S Comic View, and was later chosen as one of BET’S 39 favorite comics. 

A percentage of the proceeds from the fundraising events will benefit A Nickel of Hope Inc, in partnership with City Lites, an organization promoting good health and fitness with emphasis on the physically challenged to prevent obesity and diabetes

Read more about the conference HERE in the Huffington Post article by Erica Watson.

Female comedy acts who would like to participate in the first ever Females in Comedy Convention can register HERE.  

We would be interested to here from any of our readers in the USA about their experience of attending this event or the Women in Comedy Festival.  Tweet us at @funnywomen.

   

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