As an experienced stand-up comedian, Kelly has an extensive and well-rounded resume including comedy clubs, theaters, colleges, festivals, television appearances and entertaining US troops overseas. Kelly was first runner up in the Boston Comedy Festival and voted Best of the Fest at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. Kelly has two albums available on iTunes, Amazon and SiriusXM radio. She has performed at the Oddball Comedy Festival, the Comedy Stage at Boston Calling Music Festival, Lucille Ball Comedy Festival – National Comedy Center and has been a featured headliner for the Boston Women in Comedy Festival since inception. Kelly has appeared on Stand Up in Stilettos on the TV Guide Channel, The Today Show, The View, Comedy Central, NBC’s Last Comic Standing and AXS Gotham Comedy LIVE. Kelly won 1st place in the professional category of the 2016 Ladies of Laughter.
Kelly has been hosting and performing at corporate events all over the country for over 20 years. She has done extensive work with the American Heart Association (AHA) including keynote performances at Go Red Luncheons throughout the country, hosting multiple Boston Heart of our Mission Awards and the AHA’s Go Red Reception at the Women’s Day Red Dress Awards event in NYC. Kelly has been the keynote speaker for the Pittsburgh Women in Business Conference, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Metrowest Women’s Expo. Kelly has hosted the MITX Technology Awards, American Stroke Association Tedy’s Team Gala and the Metrowest Women’s Conference VIP Event. Kelly has entertained the Women’s Bar Foundation of Massachusetts, the Northern New England Energy Conference, Penquis of Maine, CASA of New Hampshire and many more!
Kelly is also an accomplished improviser and comedic actress. She has performed with Fred Willard, Laura Hall and has been a resident cast member of the ImprovBoston National Touring Company since 2014. Kelly has also appeared in the Boston Theater Marathon, the Dances with Films Festival feature film, The Sympathy Card and the award winning web series, Paid For By. Kelly is the host of the web series, Fit or Fad for Scripps Network. Kelly has contributed to the Audible series, Sounds Like America and a finalist with her writing partner Dawn Smith in the 2019 HBO Pitch Your First Five Pages competition.
Kelly MacFarland appears on the album Best Of Boston Stand-Up Vol. 1.