Sure, funny is funny. You don’t have to go to a “gay” comedy show to experience a night of giggles, and clubs in every major city host a wide range of established comedians — including some who are LGBT.
But not every comedy club offers the LGBT community a chance to come together and laugh at ourselves without the risk of creeping sexism and homophobia, which are still too often passed off as entertainment.
Besides, going to a gay comedy show is a great alternative to the bar scene for meeting new people. Whether you are there for punch lines or pick-up lines, here are nine amazing shows at great venues, with a vetted lineup of comedians who are worth the ticket price.
Check out clips from the shows on the following pages and see if one is in your city,
Gays R Us – Hollywood, Calif.
First Wednesday of every month at the Hollywood Improv
Can’t get enough of Erin Foley? In addition to performing all over the country, she’s producer of this show. If you visit Los Angeles, you can see her perform every month alongside an impressive lineup of gay friendly comedians.