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Stephen Guarino Will Eat You Alive
November 22 2011 5:00 AM ET

Stephen Guarino Will Eat You Alive

Jami Smith

The Big Gay Sketch Show veteran and regular on ABC's Happy Endings talks to The Advocate about why he doesn’t need a script and on how to land a role by being the most insane person at the audition.

Gaysayer The Best of LGBT Comedy
November 18 2011 5:15 PM ET

Gaysayer: The Best of LGBT Comedy

Jami Smith

On this "Follow Friday," become a connoisseur of gay jokes. The Advocate's Jami Smith hosts a feed for the best of Twitter. Here's a roundup of what you shouldn't be missing from @gaysayer.

7 Funny LGBT Comics You Shouldn’t Have Missed in 2011
November 17 2011 5:00 AM ET

7 Funny LGBT Comics You Shouldn’t Have Missed in 2011 

Diane Anderson-Minshall

 JEFFREY JAY“The thing that sucks about being trans is I am the only gay guy no other gay guys are attracted to. When I tell a gay guy I’m trans he says, ‘Awwww sweetie, I like real boys.’ What am I, Pinocchio?” —Jeffrey Jay on the perils of dating. Jay is a 24-year-old trans comedian in Dallas who does training and speaking at colleges to help address and spread awareness of trans issues. “My goal is to use comedy to expose people to trans issues,” he says. “I hope that when people watch me do my set they leave thinking, ‘Wow, I just saw a trans person for the first time and he was normal and funny.’”

Gay Dad Alec Mapa Says Goodbye to Glamorous
November 07 2011 8:00 AM ET

Gay Dad Alec Mapa Says Goodbye to Glamorous

Jami Smith

America’s Gaysian Sweetheart talks about life as a new dad and how circuit parties prepared him for fatherhood.

The World First Comedian An Interview with God
November 01 2011 6:00 AM ET

The World’s First Comedian: An Interview with God

Advocate Contributors

The Almighty took time out of His busy schedule of being omnipotent to answer a few eternally burning questions from The Advocate.

Jason Dudey A Name That Gets Laughs
October 26 2011 5:00 AM ET

Jason Dudey: A Name That Gets Laughs

Advocate Contributors

Comedian Jason Dudey talks about how sexuality doesn’t have to be a joke, why Sandra Bernhard scares him speechless, and what it was like to grow up as a Dudey.

Bill Maher Bullied No More
October 19 2011 6:00 AM ET

 Bill Maher: Bullied No More

Lucas Grindley

The host of HBO’s Real Time talks about being ostracized in school, and why he believes President Obama isn’t a Christian and secretly plans to pass same-sex marriage in his second term — which Maher jokes is the “black term.”

Dare To Be Different
September 07 2011 4:00 AM ET

Suzanne Westenhoefer: On a Dare to Be Different

Jeffrey Hartinger

Suzanne Westenhoefer talks with The Advocate about being one of the first openly gay comedians, how she became involved in the LGBT movement in college, and how her comedy career began as a dare.

Carlease Burke No Shame for Shameless Star
August 16 2011 1:30 PM ET

Carlease Burke: No Shame for Star

Jeffrey Hartinger

Shameless actress Carlease Burke talks with The Advocate about her introduction to comedy and the role African-Americans have in advancing LGBT equality.

The Other Clinton
August 15 2011 5:00 AM ET

The Other Clinton

Jeffrey Hartinger

Comedian and activist Kate Clinton talks with The Advocate about celebrating 30 years in the entertainment industry and how she got her comedy start as an English teacher in western New York.

Working Girl
August 10 2011 4:52 PM ET

Working Girl

Jeffrey Hartinger

Comedian Erin Foley discusses being a lesbian in Los Angeles, her tactic of using levity to bridge the gap between gays and straights, and how humor has been a part of her life since childhood.

The Jason Of All Trades
August 10 2011 4:44 PM ET

The Jason of All Trades

Jeffrey Hartinger

Jason Stuart, a gay comedian with appearances on popular shows such as The Closer and Entourage, talks with The Advocate about how sexuality plays into comedy, how his tumultuous high school years helped his career, and why he wants to raise children with Ricky Martin.

A Fortune Revealed
August 10 2011 3:36 PM ET

A Fortune Revealed

Jeffrey Hartinger

Comedian Fortune Feimster discusses her inspirations for comedy, the impact of youth in the LGBT community, and how she may or may not have had a three-way kiss involving Chelsea Handler.

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