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October 29, 2015: LA Weekly: "This Comedy Class Helps Female Ex-Cons Find Their Voice" by Caroline Bodian
December 1, 2015: Earning Freedom Podcast: "Mastering Gratitude" by Michael Santos
February 9, 2016: Washington Times: "SBIFF Puts Film Focus on Far-Flung World Corners, Women" by Eric Althoff
October 7th, 2016: Girl Talk HQ: LUNAFEST "Festival Celebrates Its 16th Year Supporting the Work of Female Filmmakers"
"Director Lara Everly has uncovered a beautiful story of people looking to change their lives through laughter. An honest, unsentimental but uplifting moving that will show the power comedy has. A frank and unflinching look at a part of society that could easily be overlooked."
- Jenelle Riley, Film Critic
"Free to laugh is an emotionally honest and raw portrayal of how comedy can turn the ugly on its head. Everly defly captures the heartwarming journey that takes a bold group of women from hopelessness to empowerment. Expect some laughs along the way."
- Caroline Bodian, LA Weekly