Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
16 & over
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 still airs 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, 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 shows 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. Most recently Bonnie taped her first HBO hour special, which is currently airing.
Bonnie continues to pursue stand up, writing and acting and has created several multi media stage shows like The Fake, Fake Show starring Zach Galifinakis and a short film starring Patton Oswald called Sushi Whore.
Kendra Cunningham: Kendra Cunningham is a Boston native who absconded to New York to become a comedic writing, filmmaking, stand up comedy performing, bartender with a Masters in psychology who whines too much in her dreams . She was the first runner up in the Ladies of Laughter Competition. She has participated in the Boston Comedy Festival, toured with 5 Funny Females, and headlined and featured all over the East coast. She has appeared in sketches on Saturday Night Live,the Jimmy Fallon Show, The Tyra Banks Show and utilized her Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology by participating in a round table discussion on Fox News Online- Cops and Crimes Hour. Her comedic blog Blonde Logic was referenced in the New York Times, her relationship blog Beauty and the Beast receives comments weekly. Kendra had her first lead role in a feature film in Rio de Janiero in March 2010. She is wicked psyched to have partnered with Vicky Kuperman in founding Malarkey Pictures and co writing a web series and feature film. Their first short film, lonelygirl48, was completed in July 2010 and won the Boston Comedy Festival in November 2010