Women In Comedy: How Local Comics Kept Up During COVID

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What is the state of comedy like now in the state of Massachusetts as we emerge from the pandemic? In a year of such loss, increased violence against Asian Americans, and police brutality against Black lives, is it even okay to be funny? Well, if we ever needed a laugh it’s now, so we’re yukking it up with some local women comedians to kick off our summer fun series.

Guests:

Bethany Van Delft, founder of the “Artisanal Comedy” show, host of iHeart Radio’s “The Ten News” podcast, and co-host of NOVA and PBS’s Parentalogic digital series. She is a regular performer and producer at the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston and her debut comedy album “I’m Not a Llama” landed in 2019. She was named Boston Magazine’s “Best Comedian” in both 2019 and 2020.

Kelly MacFarland, a featured headliner for the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston for over a decade, and first runner up in the Boston Comedy Festival. Kelly has appeared on The Today Show, The View, Comedy Central, and NBC’s Last Comic Standing, just to name a few. She has two comedy albums out, “Bombshell” and “You Woke up Today.”

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