There’s never been a better time to be LGBTQ in comedy. Kate McKinnon and Bowen Yang are representing us on SNL. Tituss Burgess and Ryan O’Connell became breakout stars as gay men playing gay characters their respective Netflix shows (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Special). Meanwhile, Ellen Degeneres and Rosie O’Donnell have proven that you can be a lesbian and still end up a comedy media mogul. But there’s nothing like queer people telling jokes and funny stories on stage. So we’ve rounded up brief clips of ten LGBTQ comedians who will make you LOL with their stand-up.
“I am also a Shanghai mule because I’m Chinese, and I will not reproduce.”
“I said, ‘I don’t think my mother will do it because she’s very negative, and she doesn’t like talking about my sexuality.’ And they said, ‘Oh, we want negative!’ Because apparently all the mothers they interviewed were like, ‘My son told me he was gay, and then we went out shopping. We got mani-pedis. He redecorated my apartment.’”
“Center is the perfect position for a gay kid on the football team because you’re the one bent over.”
“I should have known [I was gay]. Like every time my friends suggested we practice making out, I would suggest we also practice fingering.”
“I’m not the good gay son. I don’t have the cool gay job. I’m not an interior designer or stylist. I don’t really care about animals or the environment. I just suck dick.”
“Something so wonderful happened to me on the way over here tonight. Someone asked me for my autograph. Isn’t that amazing. Oh my God, I was so excited until the guy who asked me for my autograph told me, he was convinced I was Lady Gaga. Isn’t that awful? Lady Gaga. Can we just clarify something please? Not every girl in a wig with a big nose and a dick is Lady Gaga.”
“I just want to let every straight person in here know, you’re not going to turn gay from listening to any of our acts tonight. You’re not going gonna go home, sir, look down your pants, and suddenly find disco balls.”
“My girlfriend and I, we actually just moved in together. Yeah, we’ve been together a while. It’s been like three-and-a-half, almost four days.”
“You may have noticed that I am unusually large for a homosexual. I’m not sure why this is the case. My current working theory is that when my parents realized I was going to be gay, they decided they might as well raise the largest one in the county.”
“Where’s my gays at? Just me? Awesome. Great. There’s 200 people in the room. Just me. Okay. 1 in 10 people, that’s all I’ve got to say. 1 in 10. Someone’s got a secret – is what I’m trying to say. Hoping it’s that guy.”
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Last modified: October 23, 2019