Archive for August, 2014


ON THE SCENE: This Weekend’s Show

August 16, 2014

Regular News 12 New Jersey viewers have seen the promotional spot running often this week, seen the show times appear on the station ticker and our followers have read the tweets.   But if you follow me through the blog, here’s one final reminder!

“ON THE SCENE” is on this weekend, August 16th and 17th at 11 AM, 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM both days.  That’s Cablevision and Time Warner Channel 12, Comcast Channel 62 (1218 in HD on many systems).

Enjoy the show and let me know what you think.


‘Cocumentary’: Interviewing Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane

August 10, 2014

I’ve spent a lot of time with husband and wife comedians Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane lately. Three hours for an interview at their Hillsborough, New Jersey home…and since then countless more hours in editing suites screening the footage and now in extensive sessions with my video editor.

We finished the piece today and it will air August 16th and 17th on News 12 New Jersey at 11 AM, 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM both days.

Without a doubt, in my nine (incredible) years of hosting “ON THE SCENE” and interviewing artists in every possible genre, this is the funniest interview we have ever aired. These two stick it to each other…a constant roast Bonnie says…but there is a chemistry and charm between them that is endearing.

Their new film (they call it a cocumentary…a comedy/documentary) called “Women Aren’t Funny” will be released on iTunes on August 26th.  The title is meant to be sarcastic according to Bonnie. She directed the movie after getting fed up with people who debate whether female comedians are as funny as their male counterparts.

Follow me on Twitter @johnbathkelive for continuous news about “ON THE SCENE,” who we’re interviewing and the dates these entertainment specials air.