As an experienced stand up comedian, Kelly MacFarland has an extensive and well-rounded resume including comedy clubs, theaters, colleges and several television appearances. Kelly is currently touring clubs and colleges across the country and has entertained our US troops overseas. Kelly headlined the 2009 Boston Women in Comedy Festival, was first runner up in the 2009 Boston Comedy Festival and voted Best of the Fest 2010 Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. Kelly has also appeared on Stand Up in Stilettos on the TV Guide Channel and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. Kelly is the host of the web series, Fit or Fad on www.ulive.com. Most recently, Kelly was part of the Top 100 Comedians of Last Comic Standing Season 9, appeared on AXS Gotham Comedy LIVE and won the professional category of the Ladies of Laughter 2016 competition.
Kelly is also an accomplished improviser. She has performed with Fred Willard, Laura Hall and has been a resident cast member of the Improv Boston National Touring Company since 2014. Kelly is currently writing a clever collection of short stories based on her stand up and her life. Kelly is also an experienced humor-wellness speaker. Sharing her life experiences in the unique way that only she can, audiences are pleasantly surprised by her candor. Kelly has been a featured keynote speaker for the American Heart Association GO Red for Women Campaign for the last 10 years.
She captivates the crowd with her charm, and her refreshing yet playful point of view makes her irresistible.
Kelly MacFarland is alive and kicking on her sophomore release, You Woke Up Today! (out January 13, 2017 on Rooftop Comedy). On this latest hour of stand-up, the newly married woman and stepmom approaching middle age provides the blueprint to becoming a modern and independent woman, wife and mom. From explaining how not to listen to a wedding planner, finding good ways to tell your kids how they could die, and drinking away the feeling of inadequacy from crafty projects on Pintrest, Kelly’s humor on stage is smart, inventive and endearing.
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