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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.

The One Woman Show
July 26 2011 3:10 PM ET

The One-Woman Show

Jeffrey Hartinger

Lesbian comedian Michele Balan discusses her role in the LGBT community and how she got her comedy start as a Bette Midler drag queen.

Funny Man
June 20 2011 6:15 PM ET

Funny Man

Jeffrey Hartinger

Margaret Cho's bestie Ian Harvie talks about hecklers, the politics of passing, and performing at religious colleges as a transgender comic.

Blanches Best Gay Moments
June 03 2010 5:10 PM ET

Blanche's Best Gay Moments Editors

America's favorite mature Southern belle won over gay viewers with her talk of sex and self-absorbed ramblings. Now, check out some of Blanche Devereaux's most memorable gay-related moments.

Here Is the Love
May 05 2010 3:30 PM ET

Here Is the Love

Michelle Garcia

Laugh master and gay ally Loni Love could be singing on your TV screen one day. But in the meantime she'll stick to making you laugh.