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Coming to Williamsburg, Brooklyn September 15 - September 18, 2016

Submissions are now closed!

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Over the past few days, we have received an overwhelming amount of feedback concerning our decision to employ “wage gap pricing” in the application process for the Cinder Block Comedy Festival, charging women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQIA community 77 cents on the dollar, an acknowledgement of the pay disparity in the United States. We would like to publicly state that we stand by our decision

and our commitment to creating a diverse comedy festival, showcasing talent from all backgrounds. In addition, we have decided to open our wage-gap priced early bird discount to people with disabilities of all types, as they are an under-represented group as well, and the wage-gap priced early bird deadline will be extended until March 31ST. General applications will become available on April 1ST and that deadline has also been extended to April 30TH.

Cinder Block Team

Coree Spencer
Cat Wrangler
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Elena Barrio
Me Computer
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Carolyn Bergier
Director of Misdirection
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Lynn Bixenspan
VP, Butts
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Joanna Briley
Miss Swipe
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Carolyn Castiglia
King of POW
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Took Edalow
The Post Modernist Messiah
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Camille Harris
Master of Silly
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Cathy Humes
Mistress of Fliff
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Sarah Kennedy
Head of Excitement & Delight
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Alison Klemp
Queen of Controversy
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Hillary Maltz
Your New Favorite
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Hana Michels
El Presidentette for Life
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Kimberly Stewart
Head of Sparkle
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Elsa Waithe
The Black Voice of Reason
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Jenn Wehrung
Bake Sale Chairperson
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The Cinder Block Story

By Coree Spencer

April of 2013 I was walking across the Pulaski Bridge that stretches from Queens to Brooklyn on my way home to my apartment in Greenpoint. I moved to NYC just a few months prior and was working 3 restaurant jobs at once. I had just gotten off work, had a few drinks with some coworkers…

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