Helium Presents: Bonnie McFarlane

Bonnie did her first open mic in Vancouver, Canada. The manager of the club told her she should enter a contest, The Search for Canada's Funniest New Comic. She did, and she won. She moved to New York, where she landed a manager, an agent and taped her first half-hour special, which aired on Comedy Central.


Bonnie got a deal with CBS to star in her own sitcom. That sitcom never happened, but after her deal was over, she landed a starring role in another sitcom on UPN called "Social Studies." After six episodes, the show was cancelled, but another show was just around the corner. Christopher Guest wrote Bonnie a regular role in his pilot for HBO called "D.O.A." The show was D.O.A. HBO never picked it up.


Bonnie continued doing stand up in Los Angeles and appeared on "The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn," "Friday Night," "Premium Blend." She hosted "Later" on NBC and was a regular on "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn." She also
landed roles in several other pilots and television shows including "Gross Pointe," "Scare Tactics" and "The Drew Carey Show." Not content with just being a performer, Bonnie began writing and doing punch-up for various television shows, including "The Man Show," "Spy TV" and "Trigger Happy."


Bonnie went on to participate in the second season of NBC's "Last Comic Standing" and became one of the show's stand-out characters, which led to an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." She became a regular on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and started headlining shows across the country. Bonnie also appeared in a one-hour special for HBO. Bonnie continues to pursue stand-up, writing and acting and has created several multimedia stage shows like "The Fake, Fake Show starring" Zach Galifianakis and a short film starring Patton Oswalt called "Sushi Whore."

07/28/2018 10:00 PM
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Named as one of Marie Claire's "50 Funniest Women of 2015," stand-up comedian and writer, Bonnie McFarlane, has been cracking up audiences everywhere since winning "The Search for Canada's Funniest New Comic." McFarlane has made numerous appearances on the late night circuit, including "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Late Show with David Letterman," and "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn." She currently hosts the weekly podcast, "My Wife Hates Me" with her husband and fellow comedian, Rich Vos.

This show is 21+ (18+ with a parent or legal guardian over the age of 30). All minors will be wrist-banded or stamped and no alcohol will be served at the table. All parties must have valid ID to enter the building. Please note, there is a 2 item minimum in the showroom. Tickets will be available for pick up at the box office prior to the show (they are generally available 1.5-2 hrs prior to showtime.)

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Bonnie did her first open mic in Vancouver, Canada. The manager of the club told her she should enter a contest, The Search for Canada's Funniest New Comic. She did, and she won. She moved to New York, where she landed a manager, an agent and taped her first half-hour special, which aired on Comedy Central.


Bonnie got a deal with CBS to star in her own sitcom. That sitcom never happened, but after her deal was over, she landed a starring role in another sitcom on UPN called "Social Studies." After six episodes, the show was cancelled, but another show was just around the corner. Christopher Guest wrote Bonnie a regular role in his pilot for HBO called "D.O.A." The show was D.O.A. HBO never picked it up.


Bonnie continued doing stand up in Los Angeles and appeared on "The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn," "Friday Night," "Premium Blend." She hosted "Later" on NBC and was a regular on "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn." She also
landed roles in several other pilots and television shows including "Gross Pointe," "Scare Tactics" and "The Drew Carey Show." Not content with just being a performer, Bonnie began writing and doing punch-up for various television shows, including "The Man Show," "Spy TV" and "Trigger Happy."


Bonnie went on to participate in the second season of NBC's "Last Comic Standing" and became one of the show's stand-out characters, which led to an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." She became a regular on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and started headlining shows across the country. Bonnie also appeared in a one-hour special for HBO. Bonnie continues to pursue stand-up, writing and acting and has created several multimedia stage shows like "The Fake, Fake Show starring" Zach Galifianakis and a short film starring Patton Oswalt called "Sushi Whore."