Last month, large swaths of internet men learned that a one-night-only "no guys allowed" screening of "Wonder Woman" would be held in Austin, Texas. Outrage ensued over the dying of the male-centric DC Comics universe — and over the announcement that a single event would be held specifically for women. Until we reach the day when women truly are dominating the entertainment industry (and all "Wonder Woman" screenings), the sixth annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival will inch ahead toward more equitable representation, spending a weekend unapologetically focusing on all sorts of comedy wonder women. This week, under one roof, these women will gather for the fest to joke about Jane Austen and mythology and weird liquor and moms and male appendages, oh my. The comedy gathering, founded by Jill Valentine and Liz McArthur in 2012, is set to take place Thursday through Sunday at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. It promises a wide range of comedic performances, from musical improv to stand-up to character-driven sketch. All in all, more than 80 shows will be performed over the four-day fest throughout Stage 773's four spaces. Comedian Kristen Toomey is returning to this year's festival for Friday and Saturday night performances. She also has programmed a series of stand-up showcases for the weekend, which she's excited to bring to the forefront of the fest. In a phone interview, Toomey says the obvious — that Chicago is known for its improv and sketch-comedy scenes. "And stand-up is right behind them," she says. "But this year I really want to push the focus on how much we're working here in the stand-up scene. And how we're building it up to rival New York and LA. … The women in this city are producers and pushing it forward just as much, if not more, than the men right now." Toomey's excited about everyone she booked. On Friday there's Chicago native and comedy force Rebecca O'Neal. Toomey says she's "gotten to watch her go from open-micing to being a beast up there." And there's Megan Stalter on Saturday night. Stalter is a member of the Chicago collective Hoo HA Comedy. Toomey says she's young. And amazing. "She has kind of like a Chris Farley sort of mad-genius