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Our Favorite Comics Skewer Thoughts, Prayers, and NRA-Bought Senators


Queer and queer-friendly comedians have much to say about the gun control debate, including the ineffectiveness of thoughts and prayers and the sacrifice of missing Meryl Streep's birthday.

This has been a big couple of weeks for gun control issues in Congress. While it's unquestionably a serious matter, from last week's Senate filibuster to four gun control measures being voted down Monday and on to the Democrats staging a just-ended sit-in, politicians have given LGBT comics plenty of fodder for jokes, and they're running with it. Here's a roundup of our favorite tweets from queer comedians (and Samantha Bee, because we love Samantha Bee).

First was the filibuster. Lauren Brown was already thinking franchise:

Billy on the Street star Billy Eichner showed he knows his talents:

Samantha Bee offered support:

And concern:

Then the Senate voted and didn't pass anything. Samantha Bee had an opinion on that too:

Queer comedian Lauren Rantala called for practical measures:

Louis Virtel was right on the money on this one:

Trans lesbian stand-up comic Riley Silverman had a solid rejoinder to an asinine tweet by the National Rifle Association:

Faith Choyce put it bluntly:

Gay comedian Tony Le Tigre kept things in perspective:

Chelsea Lately's Guy Branum had his priorities in order:

Cameron Esposito summed up why I don't eat salads:

Solomon Georgio on letting us get back to what we all love best:

And with the Democrats demonstrating this week, once again Samantha Bee offered support:

Lauren Brown informed us of the true scope of the sacrifice being made:

We can hope that between the awareness being raised in Congress and that being raised by these funny people, we'll see some real change in the immediate future.

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