Bonnie McFarlane

I still don’t really know what my style is. I like a lot of different kinds of comedy, I like watching it and I like being inventive and original. That’s the problem with doing a longer set – you can’t do every joke that you have because some stuff contradicts other stuff. Even when you know that the audience knows that you’re joking and it’s not true, you still can’t do a joke about your family dying and then later talk about your Mom. I mean you want to keep some kind of cohesive order going.

“I still don’t really know what my style is. I like a lot of different kinds of comedy, I like watching it and I like … Read More

One of my favorite sketches, and a popular comedy formula, is to put someone with a mental handicap in some kind of unlikely situation. For example: The retarded gynecologist, the retarded Jesus, the retarded Osama Bin Laden. It works. It’s funny. Inappropriate? I dunno. I feel like I’m a pretty good judge of what crosses the line of good taste being that I am retarded. Socially perhaps, but severly retarded.

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When I first started doing stand-up, I would be so nervous that I would just binge drink really heavily right before my sets, and as you can imagine, that had its drawbacks. But now I’m a professional, so I pace myself throughout the day.

“When I first started doing stand-up, I would be so nervous that I would just binge drink really heavily right before my sets, and as … Read More

When I first got into this biz called show, I decided I was going to change my name, make it more Hollywood. And you know how you do that? You take your middle name and the first street that you ever lived on. So when I first started, I actually went by Sue Rural Route 2.

“When I first got into this biz called show, I decided I was going to change my name, make it more Hollywood. And you know … Read More

It’s interesting, once I have convinced people that, yes, I have a sister with a mental disability, the retard jokes really dry up, so I’m not sure how much retard humor is really going on out there, but I imagine there’s a lot because it’s a pretty safe group to make fun of. It’s not like the Retards of America are gonna rise up and organize a protest. They’re not gonna write letters. They only just recently got the Supreme Court to stop executing them.

“It’s interesting, once I have convinced people that, yes, I have a sister with a mental disability, the retard jokes really dry up, so I’m … Read More

My sister is also retarded. Across the board. She’s a one hundred per cent, honest to goodness, born that way retard. I learned a long time ago that if you’re going to tell a story about your retarded sister, you need to mention she’s retarded right off the bat or inevitably, at the end of the story, someone will say, What… is she, retarded? And then you have to go, Uh… yeah, she is. Followed by a lengthy, awkward silence.

“My sister is also retarded. Across the board. She’s a one hundred per cent, honest to goodness, born that way retard. I learned a long … Read More