Bonnie McFarlane

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Bonnie McFarlane (born March 28, 1973, in Cold Lake, Alberta) is a Canadian comedian and writer. She is best known for appearing on the second season of the TV reality show Last Comic Standing and for co-hosting the podcast My Wife Hates Me with her husband, comedian Rich Vos.


McFarlane did her first open mic in Vancouver, Canada. The manager of the club told her that she should enter a contest, "The Search for Canada's Funniest New Comic." McFarlane entered the contest and won. She then moved to New York where she landed a manager and an agent. She also spent time in Los Angeles doing stand-up and writing.[1] McFarlane has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, and The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. She appeared as a panelist on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld and as one of Dr. Katz's patients on Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. In 2004, she appeared on season two of the NBC reality show Last Comic Standing. She was the first comedian eliminated.[2] In 2005, she had her own HBO One Night Stand special. In 2008, she had her own Comedy Central Presents half-hour special. She is also one of the hosts of the Nickelodeon show NickMom Night Out.[3] McFarlane makes occasional appearances on the Opie and Anthony radio program, with her husband.

McFarlane wrote and directed the film, Women Aren't Funny, which was previewed at Caroline's on Broadway in November 2012. As of November 2012, she and Vos are looking for a distributor for the film.[4]


McFarlane was born on a farm in Cold Lake, Alberta and is the youngest of four children.

On September 17, 2005, she married comedian Rich Vos. In 2007, she gave birth to their daughter. They currently live in New Jersey. In November 2011 McFarlane and Vos launched a podcast titled My Wife Hates Me, which focuses on the day-to-day marital strife of the couple.


  1. ^ "Bonnie McFarlane". Comedy Central. 
  2. ^ Katner, Ben (June 29, 2004). "Fallen Comic Laughs Last". TV Guide. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ Gadino, Dylan P. (August 15, 2012). "Nickelodeon to launch comedy programming dedicated to mothers". Laughspin. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ Czajkowski, Elise (November 13, 2012). "A New Angle on an Exhausted Debate in 'Women Aren't Funny'". Splitsider. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 

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