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'Modern Comedian' Profiles Bonnie McFarlane

Here's the latest episode of Modern Comedian, filmmaker Scott Moran's excellent documentary series. This one profiles standup Bonnie McFarlane and how her love of writing has kept her working in various different comedic mediums.

A New Angle on an Exhausted Debate in 'Women Aren't Funny'

It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of the comedy world. There are a raft of comedy documentaries exploring comedy and comedians, but do they really have anything significant to add to the discussion? This series looks at comedy documentaries and whether they’re interesting, insightful, and possibly even…funny?

In some circles, the idea persists that women are inherently less funny than men. It’s the sort of infuriating but engrossing discussion that comedy fans can argue for hours, debating whether women aren’t conditioned to be funny at a young age, men are threatened [...]