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Mike Player has a new book out, "Out on the Edge: America's Rebel Comics" from Alyson Books about comedians that perform queer comedy in America. The anthology includes writing by Margaret Cho, Lea DeLaria, The Funny Gay Males, Ant, Kate Clinton, Karen Ripley, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Jason Stuart, Michele Balan, The Gay Mafia Comedy Group, Vidur Kapur, Sandra Valls, Bruce Daniels, Oscar Nunez (from "The Office"), Cashetta, Roy Cruz, Bill Cruz, Ryan Hill, Dana Goldberg, Jason Dudey, Jen Slusser, Andre Kelley, Scott Silverman, Faith Choyce, Bobaloo, Charlie Ballard, Erin Foley, Ian Harvie, Mary Kennedy, Scott Kennedy, and Sabrina Matthews. Book is in bookstores now and available on Amazon.com. And Qcomedy.com is listed as the top queer "comedy resource" on the back page! Get your copy today!
Jessica Halem is a queer feminist stand up comic. After 12 years in Chicago, where she produced and traveled with the lesbian stand-up troupe Hysterical Women, she is now based out of the Pacific Northwest. She is online at: http://jessicahalem.com.
FunnyBusiness.ca has standup comics and comedy writers from the largest comedy talent agency in Canada, Funny Business Inc. Listings are searchable by category, including Gay/Lesbian.
Venutra Harbor Comedy Club is having a monthly gay comedy show called "Rainbow Comedy Night" with host Jennie McNulty.
Nick Leonard of QComedy.com is currently appearing in Los Angeles in a production of the Jesus Roast, playing the devil. Socal.com notes "the wholesomely adorable Nick Leonard lit up the house as an even-tempered Satan."
Added a link to the Myspace page of New York City based comedian Jackie Primrose Monahan.
Mal and Renee of Queer Soup are on a road trip to Graceland to gather material for a new project. Check out their progress on the Queer Soup Blog.
Patricia Villetto is a Los Angeles-based lscian comic. She is the host of "Strap on Stand up" at the Eagle LA, she's been on Brunch W/ Bridget on www.Afterellen.com, she played Fran in "I love Dick" on www.OutliciousTV.com, she's the Beaver on The Bear Scene for www.bearlybuddies.com, and she's Beaver Tracker for Sodomite Radio.
Fiesta Flambé: An Outrageous Gay & Lesbian Comedy Extravaganz is this weekend in San Antonio, Texas, featuring Tom Hester, Slim Bloodworth and Jade Esteban Estrada. More information in this news article.
Jason Stuart has a supporting role in an original play called Biking with Andrew Scott by Debbie Bolsky and directed by Chris Holder. He's "Chad", the husband of Andrew, who has to deal with his lover's sudden death. It follows his lover, his lover's mother and their best friend for a year as they go through all of the stages of grief to come to terms with his passing. It will make you laugh and cry. It is produced by and co-stars Scott Crawford.
It runs April 10, 12, 17, 18, 19, May 2, 8, 10, 15. At The Write Act Repertory Theatre in Hollywood - 6128 Yucca Street (off Gower) Hollywood, CA 90028 - For Reservations call 323.960.7792. www.bikingwithandrewscott.com
Jim David has an installment of his column in the Advocate about the gay community and its support (or lack thereof) for openly gay performers titled Support Your Local Gay Performer.
Emerge Black and White Party will be held on May 2nd at Transit Nightclub located at 600 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA. Emerge starts the night at 9 p.m. with performances by Alia, Shooting Ropes featuring Steph Hayes, Odd Girl Out, all lesbian band from Baltimore and a special appearance by Marga Gomez as seen on Logo and Comedy Central! Women from all of the area will be dancing to the beats of DJ Cozmic Cat, voted Philly's Best DJ 5 times, until 3 A.M. Transit offers an upstairs bar with lavish seating for those who want to get a little more intimate. And a stripper pole for those that just want to watch! VIP ticket gets you complimentary wine, beer, t-shirt in the upstairs lounge from 9-11pm http://www.emergephilly.com for more information and performer bios.
Rooftop Comedy which has video of comedians doing their standup acts in clubs has a gay/lesbian section.
Hot Gay Comics is a comedy podcast hosted by Dave Rubin and located on the website of Here! Television.
Curve Magazine has a poll on the front page of their site asking who is the funniest Lesbian comedian. Go and vote!
Laughing Matters...NEXT GEN! Meet the new, hot comics on the LGBT comedy circuit and be part of the exciting taping of the next Laughing Matters. After searching for nearly a year, director Andrea Meyerson has put together an amazing cast of up and coming standup comics: Edison Apple, Gloria Bigelow, Ryan Hill, Daniel Leary, Bridget McManus, Jenette Sampson, Amy Tee. Their live performances will be filmed to showcase their talent in the new documentary, LAUGHING MATTERS...NEXT GEN, the fourth installment in the award-winning LAUGHING MATTERS series. Saturday, March 29 at 8 p.m. Location: The Renberg Theater, 1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038, One block east of Highland, just north of Santa Monica Blvd. Tickets: $30 (general seating). A $3 process and handling fee will be added to each ticket. Tickets will be left at will call under buyer's name. ALL SALES FINAL. More info: http://www.womenonaroll.com/events.html#nextgen
Added a link to the website of Chis Doucette, who's based in Washington DC.
Added a link to the http://www.improv2.com http://www.myspace.com/queerontheirfeet.com $13 at door, but only $10 with flyer. We need your support! Screw re-runs! High Five, Erin Foley, Jason Dudey, Jennie McNulty
Are you subscribed to Marga Gomez' Youtube channel yet? Join up and watch at http://www.youtube.com/gomezmarga
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