7 Funny LGBT Comics You Shouldn’t Have Missed in 2011
BY Diane Anderson-Minshall
November 17 2011 5:00 AM ET
“I used to work as a waitress. Before that I was a waiter.” —Transgender comedian Alison Grillo on survival jobs. Trans comedian Alison Grillo bills herself as “New York City’s Woman Trapped Inside a Woman’s Body.” She’s been seen on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and is a regular at the Broadway Comedy Club, where she hosts the monthly Jokes ‘n’ Gender: A Talk Show. Her goal is to increase the emerging role of trans folks in the national LGBT conversation. “We’re the awkward pause,” she says.