Year 2004 News Archive

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Archive page of QComedy News from the year 2004.
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12/28/2004: The San Jose Repertory Theatre is presenting solo performances by Marga Gomez on Monday February 14, and Kate Clinton on Monday May 16. There is a discount price when tickets to both shows are purchased at the same time. http://sjrep.com/plays/pop_gomezclinton.php
The Gay Mafia improv/sketch comedy company performs "A Gay Mafia Christmas" tonight, Thursday Dec. 16, 2004 at 8:30 p.m. in West Hollywood at Axel Bloom Showroom right across from the Abbey! One Night Only! http://www.thegaymafia.net for details.
Mischief -- Standup for Queers -- happens the 1st and 3rd Fridays at Mark's Restaurant in West Hollywood.
The British website Rainbow Network has a series of short interviews with comedians titled Comedy Chats.
San Francisco comedian Sean Hetherington is hosting a monthly gay comedy night at the comedy club 50 Mason
DC ComedyFest will be in Washington DC, March 17-20, 2005. The website is http://www.dccomedyfest.com.
Added a link to www.jenslusser.com, the website of comedian Jen Slusser, who recently moved from Chicago to Los Angeles.
Added a link to www.amytee.com, the website of Boston-based comedian Amy Tee.

Marga Gomez is performing for three nights at La Peņa in Berkeley.

Added a link to the website of Toronto-based comic Stephen Sharpe.
Added a link to the website of Page Hurwitz.

Gender Blender on Wednesday October 6th at the Improv on Melrose in LA features headliner Suzanne Westenhoefer, plus Sam Arno, auGi, Karen Rontowski, Nick Leonard, Dan Anic, and hosts Jason Dudey and Mary Kennedy.

QComedy regular Bridget Schwartz gets quoted in Leah Garchik's column in the SF Chronicle. [7th item.]
Added links to the webpages of Washington DC-area comics Erick Thornton aka Pope Fred and James Riley3 aka Mr. Jimi Jam.
Added a link to the website of Chantal Carrere.
Queer Soup is presenting their show Invasion of Pleasure Valley from July 9th to the 31st in Boston.
Note that the date of Comedy Day in the Park for 2004 has been changed to Sunday, October 31st.
There will be another installment of Homo Comicus at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City on June 30th with Judy Gold, Marga Gomez, Michele Balan, Kim Cea, Modi, and Lyndell Massengale. The host is Marion Grodin. It's at 8:30pm at Gotham Comedy Club, 34 W. 22nd St. (between 5th and 6th), NYC. $12 cover/2 beverage min. Reservations: 212-367-9000.

There is a story in the SF Bay Guardian about Betsy Salkind.

The Queer Comics showcase at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal this year is hosted by Scott Thompson, with Scott Capurro, Miss Peggy Lee, Eddie Safaty, and Sabrina Matthews. It's on July 25th.
Added a link for Brooklyn-based comic Mina Hartong.

Added links for the San Diego Comedy & Film Festival and the Laugh is Hope Comedy Film Festvial in Long Beach, California. Both festival are currently putting out the call for comedy films.

David MacLean will be performing at Laugh Out Proud, a queer comedy show to benefit Cleveland Pride. Also appearing are Dana Austin and emcee Mike Dodge. The show is on June 7th.
Added a link to Washington, DC comedian Zach Toczynski.
The Gay Mafia sketch/improv comedy group is scheduled to perform in "The 2nd Annual Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival." It's at 8 p.m. at The Second City Stage on Tuesday June 8, 2004. http://festival.iowest.com/

Here's news of a comedy show in New York City On Tuesday, May 25th at 11:00pm, with Danny McWilliams from Funny Gay Males, Nancy Witter, MAC Award Winning Comedienne, and host Ron Poole MAC & Bistro Award Winner. It's at Therapy, 348 W. 52nd Street in New York City, with no cover or minimum.

The Gay Mafia announces their new sketch/improv comedy show, "The Gay Mafia: Out Of Wedlock," running six Saturdays starting May 15, 2004 at Praxis Theater in West Hollywood. More information at http://www.thegaymafia.net
Don't Tell Mama in New York City is having their Gay and Lesbian Comedy Fest on Saturday, May 8th at 7:00pm. Featured will be: Erin Foley - from Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Mark McCombs - Back Stage Bistro Award Winning Comedian, Lisa Kaplan - from Gotham's Homo-Comicus, Craig Coursey - from PBS' Great Performances, Rob Driemeyer - from Gotham City Improv, Poppi Kramer - 2004 MAC Award Nominee for Best Comic in NYC, Sidney Myer - Award Winning Musical Comedian, with host Shelagh Ratner - from from Comic Strip Live. $10 cover, 2 drink minimum. Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th St. http://www.donttellmama.com
The lineup has been announced for the 10th Anniversary Pride Comedy Night in Santa Rosa on June 5, 2004. Performing will be Marga Gomez, Sabrina Matthews and Nick Leonard. More information can be found at http://www.wemeanit.net/

There is now a website for False Titters, a new gay comedy night in London, England, http://www.falsetitters.com/

Marga Gomez is performing her show Los Big Names at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
Article on gay comedy showcase at Titan in Washington, D.C., hosted by D.B. Gay.
Funny Girlz, presented by Kung Pao Kosher Comedy is going to be Saturday May 15th. The performers will be Kathleen Madigan, Karen Williams, Page Hurwitz, Yayne Abeba, Coco Lopez, and Lisa Geduldig.
Added a listing to the Festivals page for the Gulf Coast Comedy Festival which is April 1-4, 2004 in Destin, Florida.
Oot and Aboot, a group of queer standup comics from Toronto, has a new website and are performing on April 3, 2004 at Tallulah's Cabaret at Buddies in Bad Times in Toronto.
Comedy Camp in London is celebrating its third anniversary -- congratulations to this excellent venue!
There is a new gay comedy night in London, England -- "False Titters" happens every other Wednesday at Upstairs at The Yard, 57 Rupert Street, Soho, London. It is run by writer Matthew Todd.
Feathers and Flannel is a gay improv troupe that performs on Saturday nights at People's Improv Theater in New York City.
There's an article on Doug Holsclaw's solo show in the SF Chronicle
Added links to the websites of Bobaloo and of Paul J. Williams.
New York Comedy Club, located at 241 East 24th street NYC, is seeking singers, comics monologists and all types of performers for a gay and lesbian industry talent showcase on 2/15/04 at 9pm. Agents, managers, club bookers and promoters will be in attendance. Great opportunity to showcase. If you need further info, or to book a spot call Steve Arons at 212-696-5233 ext. 41. Best time to reach Mr. Arons is any evening after 8:15pm.
Article on Last Comic Standing tryouts includes some QComedy regulars.
"Out On The Edge," is a one-hour stand-up special to be televised on Comedy Central, hosted by Tony Award-winner Alan Cumming ("Cabaret.") The special features the stand-up of headliners Elvira Kurt, Rene Hicks and Jim David. Special guest Buddy Cole, from "Kids In The Hall," has a big surprise for the audience! "Out On The Edge" also features the music of BETTY, The Hazzards performing their international hit "Gay Boyfriend," Bayne Gibby and Johnny McGovern as The Gay Pimp sending up teen pop with the dance extravaganza "Soccer Practice." "Out on the Edge," premiers Monday February 2 at 10 pm, and repeats Monday, February 2 at 12:00 a.m., Friday, February 6 at 11:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 7 at 2:30 a.m.

Martini Blues in Huntington Beach, CA is having a Gay and Lesbian Comedy Night on Friday, January 23, 2004 at 8 PM. It's hosted by Jason Dudey, with feature Vicki Wagner and headliner Jennie McNulty. Ticket price: $7 per ticket online, $10 at the door, with a $10 food/drink minimum. There is a website with more information.

LA's The Gay Mafia announces their new improv/sketch comedy show - The Gay Mafia: Not The Marrying Kind. Opens Saturday February 7 at Club 66 in Hollywood. Check their website for details.
There will be a screening in Los Angeles of the new documentary by Shann Carr called "Out for Laughs on the Ocean". Among the comedians in the film are Shann Carr, Mark Davis, Russ King (aka Ms. Richfield 1981), Bruce McDonald, Steve Moore and Wayne Moore. It's Tuesday Jan 20th, doors open at seven pm, show starts at seven thirty. Tickets are $20. It's at The Renberg Theater at the LA Gay and Lesbian Community Center , 1125 McCadden Place, LA CA. For ticket reservations call 760 567 5687.

Added a link to the website of Boston-area comedian Alana Devich.

Added a link to the website of Dewey Chaffee, a comedian from Palm Beach, Florida.

Added a link to the website of Kelli Dunham, who is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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