Heather McDonald

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If you’re into a certain brand of slapstick comedy, you’ve probably witnessed some of Heather McDonald’s seasoned prowess. A regular contributor to the Wayans brothers’ canon, the standup comedienne co-wrote the films White Chick and Dance Flick with Shawn and Marlon, and has been working with Keenan since the late ‘90s. Mostly, though, she’s known for her writing and skits on the now-defunct Chelsea Lately and its spin-off “behind the scenes” mockumentary series, After Lately. McDonald is doing a three-night, five-show stint at Helium Comedy Club starting tonight, riding her own coattails after her Showtime special, I Don’t Mean to Brag, aired Friday night.

The 44-year-old’s comedy spans a few genres. She’s probably most well-known for her impressions of famous figures, especially Drew Barrymore, and told the Dallas Observer that the ability was “a gift from God,” something she began in high school by mimicking her teachers. Bet they’re all laughing now.

The mom of three manages to weave in a lot of her family life, too. Here’s an example of McDonald’s stuff from a Chelsea Lately monologue about her new cat, Simba. “Imagine my surprise when my husband said, ‘What we need around the house is another pussy,’” she says. “I thought I was going to have to become a polygamist and go down on the entire cast of Sister Wives.”

And there’s more, we promise. // RANDY LOBASSO

Through Sat., Sept. 6. Various times. $17-$33. Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St. 215.496.9001. heliumcomedy.com
 

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Thursday, September 04, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

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- Price: Unknown

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2031 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 09/04/2014. .

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