Just two days before marrying fellow comedian Rhea Butcher in her hometown of Chicago, Cameron Esposito invited a whole bunch of strangers to her bachelor party, otherwise known as her first standup special.
“I’m going to carry on doing what I love and I’m going to enjoy every minute of it… being trans does not mean that you need to give up on your life, or your friends, or your family, or your career or your achievements.”
“Gays exposed to the word ‘girlfriend’ to describe an innocent friendship often experience paranoia, heart palpitations, dizziness, an inadvertent rolling back of the eyes, and mental exhaustion related to figuring out what this person’s deal is.”
“That’s right!” I shouted, feeding off their energy. “Clap because I’m gay!”
Do you know what are the the most bacteria-laden things in a public bathroom? Your damn hands. And they’re the things most likely to transfer those nasty germs to places: like other people, and your face.
I’ll see you in the faves.
Tig is a story about losing love, family, and comedy and then finding them all again in places you never would’ve thought to look because Jesus Christ, you’d never want to.
Phoebe Robison is a “comic, writer, and connoisseur of all things brignorant.” (That’s a combination of brilliant and ignorant). Phoebe has appeared on Last Comic Standing, Broad City, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Queer writer/performer Diona Reasonover talks about the time before she was on TBS’s new comedy, Clipped. A time when she almost cruked (which is what she calls it when someone gets so upset they cry and puke).
They should make up a sixth love language that’s just Texting Back in a Polite Amount of Time.
“If I was too much for certain places, I was going to create a place where it was wonderful to be exactly me. And for you to be 100% you — weird, honest, joyful, strange, excited, vulnerable and real. All the time.”
Did you know some people make entire Facebook albums about their adventures at Applebee’s?
DeAnne’s interview with Cee covers everything from Cee’s forever impressive list of accomplishments to the stuff Cee has yet to master, with a special segment on what Cee’s stocking up on in case of a massive earthquake that could decimate Portland.
“Live from Lombard” is a one panel comic about a depressed lesbian named Blair by comedian Mo Welch.
At one point Cameron characterizes Chicago as optimistic and Portland as specific and “Same Sex Symbol” perfectly embodies both of those things.
Issa Rae is the creator of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. Rae has made the Forbes “30 Under 30” list, twice, and is currently developing a half-hour comedy for HBO.
“That’s just my face penis.”
“I wore a hooded shirt with a suit jacket which is a look I really enjoy but there aren’t any pictures of me in it because I’m not important, so I avoided trying to make people care about me by skipping most of the red carpet.”
“The show that likely influenced my decision to write was Boy Meets World, because when it started, I literally didn’t understand that it was scripted. I thought some kid named Cory Matthews had people follow him around all day and film his life.”
Here’s how I pull off false célébrité to ensure that when I go out to eat, I’m at the VERY LEAST treated like a rich white woman.