New and News
OK, this is where new additions to the website and news of queer comedy in the real world can be found. Fortunately, I'm kind of obsessive about updaing websites, so if you're obsessive about checking them, hopefully you'll come back often. This is what QComedy has instead of a blog. Note: Links open in new window.
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For links to queer comedian websites in alphabetic order, see here.
Hella Gay Comedy Festival 2014 will be running November 5-9 at venues including Club OMG, Magnet, Pa'ina Lounge, Supper Club, and Oakland venues Club 21, White Horse Inn, Layover and Rooz Cafe. For more info: www.hellagaycomedy.com and Facebook/hellagaycomedyshow.
The former location of Comedy Bodega is now the home of Esta Noche Comedy Thursdays. Natasha Muse will host the first Thursday every month. Second Thursday will be hosted by Emily Van Dyke. Third Thursday will be run by Eloisa Bravo and Kimberly Rose Wendt of "The Bitchslap" And Johan Miranda and friends will be fourth Thursdays. If there are 5 thursdays in a month we will have a special event -- or in the case of Halloween or major holidays holidays we close.
Change notice from Marga Gomez about Thursday nights comedy showcase Comedy Bodega at Esta Noche:
These [September 2013 shows] will be the FINAL FOUR Comedy Bodegas. Shows start promptly @ 8pm
Thank you for supporting Comedy Bodega for almost 2 years and 90 shows. The same diverse comedy will continue every Thursday as "Esta Noche Comedy" takes over in October 2013 by a great team that includes Natasha Muse, Emily Van Dyke, Eloisa Bravo, Kimberly Wendt and Johan Miranda. I know that what I started at Comedy Bodega will continue in good hands so keep thursdays locked on Esta Noche. I will be leaving to work on a new solo show and will drop in to the room now and then in the future. Besos Marga
Added link to the Facebook page and Youtube channel of Colorado-based comedian Al Stafford.
Added a link to the website of Chicago-based comedian Bryan Dowling.
Stand Up for Fairness - Kentucky Fairness Alliance Comedy Night
Featuring Tony Tripoli, of Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best. Joined by The First Lady of Rhythm, Beauty and Laughter, Helena Handbasket. Findraised for Kentucky Fairness Alliance. Saturday, July 14, 8pm, The Connection Showroom, 120 S. Floyd St., Louisville. $20 in advance, $30 at the door. More info and tickets: http://www.kentuckyfairness.org/
Added link to Los Angeles-based comedian Scott Backman. Also added a link to Gaylarious - Chris Doucette and Zach Toczynski host this monthly comedy show at Riot Act Comedy Theatre in Washington, DC.
Added a link to the website of Maryland/DC comedian Joyce Rebar.
Added a link to the website of Mae Martin, a comedian who splits her time between Canada and the UK.
Homo Comicus, the longest running LGBT comedy show in New York, celebrates its 10th Anniversary with Kate Clinton, Caroline Rhea, Michele Balan, Eddie Sarfaty and more! Hosted by Bob Montgomery. Door proceeds benefit God's Love We Deliver. Thursday, Nov. 4. 8:30pm. Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street, NYC. $20 cover/2 beverage min. Reservations: 212-367-9000.
Lesbian Xicana comic Adelina Anthony will be performing her La Hocicona Series at The McCadden Place Theatre in Los Angeles November 5-21st. She will also be bringing the series to La Peña in Berkeley in January 2011.
Rooftop Comedy presents Out Loud Comedy & Arts Festival October 8-9 in San Francisco with Sandra Bernhard, Guy Branum, Jim David, Marga Gomez, Fortune Feimster, Ian Harvie, Thai Rivera, Erin Foley, Nico Santos, Maggie Faris, Janine Brito, Ronn Vigh, Casey Ley, The Big Gay Tour, staring Stephen Guarino, Jonny McGovern, and Nicol Paone, and Sasha presents The Drag Queens of Comedy, staring Sasha Soprano, Lady Bunny, Jackie Beat, Shangela, Heklina, and Miss Coco Peru.
Doug Blay and Ellen Moschetto are comics and producers in the Boston/New Hampshire/Maine area. They have the upcoming event Wednesday June 16, Rock and Roll with Laughter, which is their Pride event where they mix music and comedy. Also they run an open mic (the only one in New England run by a gay/lesbian). It's not just a gay show but a great mix. It's the first and third Wednesays at The Rusty Hammer in Portsmouth, NH; 8 PM show. Also they have individual websites which have been added to the links page of QComedy.com: www.ellenmoschetto.com and www.dougblay.com.
Kelli Dunham is doing some west coast dates in June. On June 14 she will be doing her full length comedy show "Freak of Nurture" as part of the double solo show "Sometimes My Former Self Frightens Me: A Comedy in Two Lives" at the DarkRoom Theater in San Francisco. Tickets
Comedy Curious? (It's ok, we all were once) A GLBTQ Comedy Showcase will be Friday, June 18 8:00p at Curious Comedy Theater, Portland, OR. Kelli Dunham- New York City- is a Fresh Fruit award winning stand-up comic, a author of four humorous non-fiction books and two stand-up comedy albums. She can be seen all over country, and at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. Holly Lorka- Austin, Texas is a regular performer for HRC, headined Austin GLBT Pride fest and was a semi-finalist in the Funniest Person in Austin contest. She has been lauded in LStyle/GStyle Austin, and Lez-Go Magazine. She has done stand-up comedy all over the country, and has really, really good hair. Jessica Halem- New Orleans. Called " BRAVE and BAWDY by Chicago's TimeOut magazine, she's the the best thing since glory holes. Belinda Carroll- Portland In a over-the-top observational style she covers everything from her Televangelist addicted Mother to being a femme lesbian who missed her calling as Rupaul. She is a regular contributor to Curve Magazine, Ourbiggayborhood, and GAY e-magazine. She also has headlined Austin Gay pride and performed stand-up all over the country.
As of Monday June 7, 2010, QComedy Showcase will be moving to Martuni's. It will also be at a new time, 7:30 pm. Qcomedy Showcase Monday June 7th at Martuni's. This event still repeats every first Monday. For current information, see the front page of QComedy.com
Posted links to the Facebook, Myspace and Twitter pages of Mehran Khaghani, who is an Iranian-American comedian based in Boston. He's performing in San Francisco on Friday March 12 at Swedish American Hall (upstairs from Cafe Du Nord) in a show called "There are no Gays in Iran." Also check out this article on him from the Boston Globe titled He's Iranian, he's gay - and he's funny.
What's new in 2010? For entertainment and pop-culture reporter Ed Karvoski Jr., it's a new website with a new domain name: www.edkarvoskijr-author.com.
Karvoski is the author of five books including the best-seller "A Funny Time to Be Gay: Hilarious Gay & Lesbian Comedy Routines from Trailblazers to Today's Headliners (Fireside/Simon & Schuster, 1997), soon to be released as an e-book in 2010.
"There's not a closet big enough to hold this book!" raves Whoopi Goldberg on the books cover. "These performers, many of whom I've worked with, are here and now. You'll get to hang out and laugh. Enjoy this!"
Karvoski and his books have been featured in countless publications including The New York Times, USA Weekend, Publishers Weekly, The Advocate and Out. Additionally, the Village Voice dubbed him "an insatiable vacuum cleaner in the showbiz closet."
Details about the e-book release are forthcoming.
Added a link to the venue list, The Backroom at Ochi's Lounge, downstairs from Comix in NYC.
Article by Rink from the SF Bay Times on QComedy's 10th Anniversary: The New Queer Decade Starts with a Bang at QComedy.
QComedy.com and the QComedy showcase are now celebrating their 10th year!
Added link to the website of Los Angeles based actor and comedian Steve Hasley, stevehasley.com.
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