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Archive page of QComedy News from the year 2009.
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For links to queer comedian websites in alphabetic order, see here.
Added a link to the website of San Francisco-based comedian Ryan Kasmier, FunnyRyan.com.
After a nearly 2 year hiatus, QComedy Showcase, San Francisco's favorite spot for queer and queer friendly comedy returns, now every first Monday of the month! Our premiere show features comedienne Natasha Muse, the premiere of Karen Ripley's "A Faerie Homo Companion" with Pippi Lovestocking, Dana Cory and Nick Leonard, music by The Buds featuring Elisa Welch (The BiLicious Show) and special guests TBA!. This event repeats every first Monday. WHEN: Monday November 2nd
SHOWTIME: 8:00 pm
WHERE: Mama Calizo's Voice Factory, 1519 Mission Street @ 11th San Francisco , CA
COST: $8-16 Sliding Scale, NOTAFLOF
Lisa Geduldig announces Kung Pao Kosher Comedy is presenting its first New York City show, "What Am I, Chopped Liver?" on Friday, October 9, 2009. It's a night of Jewish stand up comedy in NYC with Kung Pao-ites Dan Ahdoot, Scott Blakeman, & Lisa Geduldig.) At the 99-seat Grand Theater @ The Producers' Club, 358 W 44th St (btwn 8th & 9th Aves), NYC. http://www.producersclubtheatres.com Tix: $20, $25, $30 (Gen Adm. Whichever you'd like to pay.) www.brownpapertickets.com/event/80084
Check out "Funny That Way" on Energy Talk Radio, Qcomedy regular Dana Cory's original, funny and hella real radio show. The lineup includes comedians, improvisors, singers, wise people and smart asses from the Bay Area and beyond talking about strategies to live life with humor and spontaneity. Recent guests include Nick Leonard, Kathleen Gabriel, Clam Lynch, Dave Amiott, Kat Antonia, Mary Ellen and of course the Countess Coryanka's favorite cousin, Dana Cory! There are some great surprise guests coming for future shows, and it's all right there on your computer for free! 2 drink minimum (not.) http://www.energytalkradio.com/programsshows.html&program=18
Laugh Factory in LA has a monthly gay comedy night on the last Wednesday of each month. The August 26 lineup is Julie Goldman, Erin Foley, Jason Dudey, Bridget McManus and Jason Stuart.
Add a listing to the links page for Marc Maietta, a New York City based comedian/writer. Check out his Facebook page.
Marga Gomez is going to be performing in London, England on July 29 and 31, and then August 7 - 31, 2009 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. For details see MargaGomez.com
Qweirdo is a queer improv/sketch/stand-up showcase at ImprovOlympic in Chicago starting Thursday June 11. Here's an article from Time Out Chicago.
Stand-Up 360 Inside Out is a gay comedy film with host Caroline Rhea and Michele Balan, Michael Brill, Jaffe Cohen, Rick Crom, Frank DeCaro, Judy Gold, Jackie Hoffman, Steven Polito, Jenette Sampson, and Jason Scarlatti. The producers have released a series of filmed stand-up shows. This one is showing at some GLBT film festivals and is supposed to have a theatrical release in August, 2009. More info at http://www.stand-up360.com/
Seth Rudetsky is doing a one-night only performance June 27, 2009 in the east bay in Newark, California. He's also teaching a master class in auditioning that morning. http://www.stage1theatre.org/fundraiser.htm Also, updated link to his site on the links page: http://www.sethrudetsky.com/
Added a link to comedian Brad Leokle's website www.bradloekle.com and info on the weekly Sunday night comedy show he hosts, Electro Shock Therapy Comedy Hour at Therapy Lounge in NYC.
Gay Up Stand Up is coming to Wichita, Kansas for one night only headlined by Last Comic Standing's and VH1's Outrageous comedian ANT! The show features Jason Dudey, Jen Kober and the inimitable Celebrity Fit Club host, ANT. The event is Saturday, May 23rd 8:00pm Orpheum Performing Arts Centre 200 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67202. Tickets are $15 each and available in advance through www.selectaseat.com or $20 at the door the night of the show. More info about each comedian can be found online at: www.antcomic.com, www.jasondudey.com, and www.JenKober.com
Added a link to the myspace page of New York-based Tom Ragú.
The New Hampshire GLBT Comedy Festival is debuting this year, starting with one show, but with hopes that it will grow over time. It will be hosted by Ellen Moschetto with Doug Blay, Erik Volk, Mehran, special guest Jim Lauletta, and featuring: Amy Tee (LOGO, Laughing Matters Next Gen, XM Satellite Radio). It's Sunday May 10, 2009, at The Portsmouth Pearl, 45 Pearl St. Portsmouth, NH. Doors open 6:30 show 7-9 PM. Tickets $15 at the door. For more information see myspace.com/nhglbtcomedy
The Ian Harvie Show, hosted by Ian Harvie is a monthly, live queer comedy/talk show at Largo at the Coronet Theater in beautiful Los Angeles, looking for: experienced standup comics, unusual and funny performers, comedy duos, sketch artists, musical comedy acts, and general musical acts; who are queer or queer-by-proxy (love queers even if they are not). Email link of your demo reel to email@example.com. Please do not send attachments, they will not be opened.
Dewey Chaffee has a new website, wayburnsassy.com
Added to NYC-based comedian Jeff Lawrence's website. Also look for him on Facebook, Myspace and YouTube via the links on the front page of his site.
The Big Gay Sketch Show on Logo is having a contest for a change to be a guest at BigGayCasting.com
Added a link for Marc Peurye, who is a gay bear comedian working out of Chicago, IL - his site is ADerangedMind.net
Added a link for Bob Lawson, who does a gay-themed show involving mentalism and ESP with comedy elements called Mind Gaymes. He has performed on various gay cruises and a Pride and gay resorts and clubs.
Updated this site's Festivals page with an update on Outlaugh. This year it is happening March 4-7, 2009 simultaneously in New York, LA, Lake Tahoe, and Salt Lake City. It's America's first multi-city comedy festival. For more information see Outlaughfestival.com
Added a link to the website of Vermont-based comedian Martha Tormey.
Added a link on the general links page (where we put the non-queer-specfic comedy and comedian links) to Stage Time Magazine, which is an online magazine which covers the craft and business of stand up. Their website is www.stagetimemag.com
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