• Comedian Bonnie McFarlane takes aim at gay marriage in new PSA (Video)

    The gay marriage issue is not a simple one, and the ways in which progressive folks denounce those states who still only recognize man-and-woman marriage, have become just as complicated. And maybe that’s why comedian Bonnie McFarlane has decided to offer her own form of protest. In the video below, McFarlane’s unique spin on the concept of refusing to get married until all gays can legally do the same, comes

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    Nickelodeon to launch comedy programming dedicated to mothers

    Anchored by the re-launched NickMom.com and a 26-episode stand-up comedy series that spans four cities, Nickelodeon will debut a 4-hour block of comedy programming on Oct. 1, set to air on their Nick Jr channel. NickMom Night Out will feature stand-up showcases hosted by the likes of Tisha Campbell-Martin in Los Angeles, Judy Gold in New York City, Caroline Rhea (pictured above) in Orlando and Bonnie McFarlane in Chicago. Other

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    Jim Norton, Morgan Murphy, more to roast Oscars on newly launched TweetRoast

    For years, Twitter has been an excellent platform for professional and amateur comedians alike to make their quips seen in 140 characters or less. The concept of live-Tweeting an event, especially, has become an esoteric art form. To prove it, you need to look no further than the deluge of hilarious comedian-generated Tweets from last night’s Republican Presidential debate in Arizona, which aired live on CNN. And come this Sunday,

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    Colin Quinn, Robert Kelly and more come together to honor late comedian Mike DeStefano

    As you may recall, comedian Mike DeStefano passed away this past March due to a heart attack. Left mostly unknown was his recently completed one-man show, Drugs, Disease, and Death: A Comedy, an emotional albeit highly entertaining piece that was only seen five times. DeStefano’s legacy continues, though: some New York comedians are holding a benefit — part of the New York Comedy Festival — in his honor at 8

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    Comedian friends joke about Greg Giraldo's death at roast

    Last night, the folks of Cringe Humor hosted a roast of comedian Jim Florentine at Comix in New York, the proceeds of which benefited Greg Giraldo’s three sons (Donate here). And while most comedians on the deius – Jim Norton, the Reverend Bob Levy, Don Jamieson were a few – hurled crass but loving insults toward Florentine and the other comics onstage throughout the night, there was great care at

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    Maria Bamford headlines Women in Comedy Festival

    Coming up March 24 – 28, ImprovBoston will be hosting the second annual Women in Comedy Festival, a festival dedicated to showcasing female comedy in stand-up, sketch and storytelling. Headlined by Maria Bamford and featuring Jackie Kashian and Bonnie McFarlane, the festival is proudly and intentionally a predominantly lady-centric event, but this is not to say it will be purely a woman’s affair. As explained by festival co-director Maria Ciampa:

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    Just For Laughs: The shuttle chat with Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane

    MONTREAL — Ok, so I’m here in Montreal prepping for tonight’s fine comedy shows at Just For Laughs. But first I had to get to the hotel, ya know? Me and the wife shared a shuttle with comedians Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane; they’re married if you didn’t know. The four of us were relegated to our own shuttle because we were both traveling with small children. To kill some

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