• The Bechdel Test Fest
The Bechdel Test Fest
The Bechdel Test Fest

Event Times:

Mar 3rd – Mar 4th 2017


$15 Friday

$25 Saturday

$35 Two-Day Pass


The Bechdel Test Fest is back for its second year at Christ Church Neighborhood House! This comedy festival (featuring 120 female comedians in 2016) is a two-day celebration of the talented, hilarious women and trans comedians of the Philadelphia comedy community. Acts range from the straightforward to the wild and wacky, in formats including improv, sketch, stand-up, and more.


The Bechdel Test Fest grew out of Philadelphia's female online comedy community and got its name from Alison Bechdel's iconic comic, Dykes to Watch Out For—the basis for the "Bechdel Test," which asks whether a work of fiction shows at least two women talking about something other than a man. Despite making up half of the population, women and trans comedians are showcased on fewer than 25% of stages. The Bechdel Test Fest aims to give a louder voice to this community.