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WFF shines the spotlight on stand-up comedian, actress and writer Chelsea Peretti at an Artist Spotlight on December 6 at 5:00pm, featuring an intimate on-stage interview with Peretti to celebrate her impressive career and exceptional achievements. She will also be honoured with WFF’s 2019 Trailblazer Award, which is presented to an actor, writer or director who has blazed a unique and inspiring trail for themselves in film and who continues to engage audiences with meaningful, impactful work. The event precedes her feature film debut in the World Premiere of SPINSTER, from Canadian director Andrea Dorfman.
Chelsea Peretti starred as ‘Gina Linetti’ on the hit FOX comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine opposite Andy Samberg and Terry Crews. She next can be seen in the romantic drama THE PHOTOGRAPH directed by Stella Meghie and featuring Issa Rae and LeKeith Stanfield, as well as the Red Hour comedy feature FRIENDSGIVING opposite Malin Akerman and Kat Dennings. Her film credits also include New Line feature GAME NIGHT opposite Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, and Universal’s POPSTAR. Her hour stand-up special ONE OF THE GREATS has a large following on Netflix, and her half hour COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS aired in 2011. One of Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch, Comedy Central’s HOTLIST comedians, and Vanity Fair’s 2013 Comedy Issue comedians, Peretti was also named one of TIME Magazine’s 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013. Her weekly call-in podcast “Call Chelsea Peretti” debuted at number 1 on iTunes comedy podcasts. Original comedic web projects include the highly-trafficked website BlackPeopleLoveUs.com, the New York City Rejection Line, and her “Making Friends” and “All My Exes” web series.