BIO

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Actress, Stand-Up Comedian, Producer, Director, Playwright, Acting Teacher, Beverly Bonner is originally from Chesaning, Michigan and followed her show business dreams to New York City, many years ago.  During this time she has appeared in over 45 plays, most notable being featured with the late Divine in the long-running hit play “WOMEN BEHIND BARS”. 

 

Beverly starred in her hilarious play “Manhattan Towers” which ran a year at DON’T TELL MAMA in New York City.  This play showed the humorous side of entertainers living in a New York high-rise.  Ms. Bonner also played Gloria in her comedy play THE GLORIA GLITTER SHOW which opened in 2009 at the Broadway Comedy Club in Manhattan and also headlined her comedy/variety show HELP!!! LET ME OUT OF MYSELF!  She was however, over the moon with the reception of her comedy “CASEY, 30 YEARS LATER” based on her character from Frank Henenlotter’s cult film classic BASKET CASE. She is presently headlining her Mock TV TALK SHOW, THE BEVERLY BONNER SHOW also at the Broadway Comedy Club which gives her a chance to comically vent about the Kasdasians, Donald Trump, Reality Shows and other types of freakdom.

 

Many appearances in films include the above mentioned 3rd lead in Frank Henenlotter’s, cult Horror Classic, BASKET CASE.  She was also featured BASKET CASE II, BASKET CASE III, FRANKENHOOKER ‘90, BRAIN DAMAGE”, BAD BIOLOGY and Mr. Henenlotter’s latest, “Chasing Banksy” which was released in 2015 (his 1st film that was NOT a horror film) .  Ms. Bonner is proud of the fact that she has appeared in all of Mr. Henenlotter’s films.  Ms. Bonner just finished ONE FOR THE ROAD a film based on a short story by Stephen King in which she had a lead role.

 

Television appearances include her half hour sketch comedy show, The Beverly Bonner Show which ran 5 years on Saturday nights at 8:30pm on Manhattan Neighborhood network and Beverly Bonner’s Laugh Track which ran 7 years at 12:30pm on Sundays on Time Warner Cable, both shows ran in New York City.   This show also ran in Detroit, Michigan and in LA.  Produced, written, directed and starred in by Ms. Bonner, these shows will be re-introduced to audiences via the internet.

 

A drop dead funny Stand up, Beverly has appeared at most of the Comedy Clubs in New York City and other cities.  She has produced her own comedy shows at DON’T TELL MAMA and Wings Theatre in New York City.  A former Motown employee, Beverly was thrilled to be invited to perform in front of more then 3,000 people at Motown’s 40th Anniversary in Motown home town, Detroit, Detroit, Michigan.  She is the founder of two sketch comedy groups, BONNER’S BOOMERS, (2007) the comedy voice of the Baby Bonners and the NEW YORK COMEDY CONNECTION, (2009) a sketch group of all ages.

 

Ms. Bonner who is a believer in sharing her knowledge of all things show biz re-launched her BEVERLY BONNER COMEDY BOOT CAMP TRAINING in New York and Florida.   Presently she is running a three work session of 3 hrs. a week Comedy Repertory and Training Co. Boot Camp, a film in the Spring 2017, a documentary about producing, producing some comedy shows in Montreal, Quebec, and a Radio Podcast debuting in Spring, 2017 and her comedy variety show, HELP!  LET ME OUT OF MYSELF!  Currently running at Broadway Comedy Club, her performing “home” in NYC.

 

BevLouBonner@aol.com   Phone:  888-821-8886, Ext. 1