Founder of FICA and veteran female comedian Hope Flood is one of the top females in the industry. Her commitment and dedication to FICA, as well as her numerous ventures, help to keep female comedians ahead of the entertainment business.
FICA is a group designed for comedians to learn how to break into or to stay in the business as they refine their craft. Its sole purpose is to network, mentor, and collaborate as well as bringing awareness to the talents of females in comedy. This group has spread world-wide and gained the attention of many female comedians all over the country new and established.
“FICA will allow female stand-up comedians to accomplish their own independence whether it’s through stand-up comedy, acting, producing, promoting, directing, or thru social media,” says Hope. “If I can assist in helping another female make it through this tough business and to possibly shave off 10 years of their career, with information and knowledge that I've gained by surviving and navigating through this business for over 25 years, then FICA has accomplished its goals. I feel strongly that we are capable of making our own mark in this business as well as creating a place in history for females in comedy.”
In 2014 Flood decided to add male comedians to the convention therefore changing the name to the "COMICS ROCK CONVENTION" allowing ALL comedians the opportunity to be successful.