With five days and nights full of comedy events, deciding just what to see at the Women in Comedy Festival, running April 19-23, seems like a daunting task. Here’s a preview of our top picks.
Women of Harold Night
The Harold is a longform improv exercise consisting of multiple, connected scenes generated from a single audience suggestion. It’s a true test of skill, so count on these funny ladies to set the bar high for the rest of the festival. April 19, 7:30-9 p.m. and 9:30-11 p.m. ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge
Kids Comedy Workshop
If your fourth-grader is looking to turn her recess routine into a headline act, look no further than this class with the Improv Asylum’s own Kerplunk! The workshop features a performance, so make sure your phone is charged and has space for video. April 22, 12:45-2:15 p.m. The Rockwell, 255 Elm St., Somerville
A bit of a trek out of the city, but totally worth it to see SNL alumna, memoirist, and all-around hysterical Rachel Dratch in her Lexington homecoming. Dratch will be doing improv with an ensemble, but if you still need more Debbie Downer, you can find her doing a Q&A at the Brattle the next day. April 22, 8:00-9:30. Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington
For the comedy cinephiles, these two showcases are the hot ticket. Watch the winners of the Rachel Bloom Comedy Short Challenge. Take a popcorn break and hop back in your seat for the winning films in the WICF Short Film Contest at 4. April 22, 2-3:30 p.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. The Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge
Twitter goddess and Conan writer Aparna Nancherla and comedy partner Jo Firestone hit the Somerville Theater to record an episode of their web series, which provides a health class-esque guide to womanhood. April 23, 7:30-9 p.m. Somerville Theater, 55 Davis Square, Somerville