Putting the ‘poo’ in poetry

Posted on 20 May 2016 at 6:15am

There’s a lot more ‘adult’ about Scarborough Ren Fest than bawdy cosplay and flagons of beer   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor If you’ve never been to Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie — or any cosplay time-warp to Medieval times when lutes outnumbered iPods and people carrying broadswords did not scare you into thinking [...]

The rover Jordan

Posted on 13 Nov 2015 at 6:30am

Itinerant Emmy Award-winning comedic actor (and honorary Texan) Leslie Jordan brings his skills back to Dallas for a one-night-only benefit performance ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com I’m coming!” Leslie Jordan shouted. But it’s not what you think. Jordan — the Emmy Award-winning actor (Will & Grace), film star (The Help, Sordid Lives), playwright, [...]

Off the D-List

Posted on 19 Jun 2015 at 6:30am

Comedy boss-lady Kathy Griffin: On gay flaggers, Jenner pronouns and who she’d go trans for ARNOLD WAYNE JONES   Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Any time you talk with Kathy Griffin, you know she’s going to be “on.” Her wit on the telephone is as quick and well-honed as in her standup routines. But during our most [...]

Cho ’nuff

Posted on 08 May 2015 at 6:30am

Queermedian Margaret Cho tackles serious issues with her patented humor SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer scott_in_dallas@yahoo.com Margaret Cho may not have the ability to transform base metals into gold, but she certainly seems to be an alchemist of comedy. In her new standup tour, There’s No I in Team, but There is a Cho in [...]

The bowled and the beautiful

Posted on 10 Apr 2015 at 6:30am

Drag queen-cum-ex-con-Tupperware lady Dixie Longate: Bringing comedy freshness to North Texas burp by burp SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer I think the most popular [misconception] about Tupperware is that it’s something that went away,” says Dixie Longate, the fiery-spirited alter ego of drag comedian Kris Andersson. Dixie is talking about the iconic kitchenware brand perhaps [...]

Mount Everett

Posted on 20 Feb 2015 at 6:00am

For plus-sized alt-cabaret queen Bridget Everett, size does matter There’s no denying that almost everyone who takes a first glance at Bridget Everett will find their eyes drifting down. Gay, straight, male, female — no one can resist Everett’s tits. And she is quite glad about it. Decidedly bra-less, Everett is a feminist of a [...]

For laughs

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 6:30am

Dana Goldberg killed it at Black Tie. But the lesbian comedian feels her big break is still ahead of her Dana Goldberg is what you might call the comedian next door. She’s wickedly funny, enviably charming and has the kind of bio that young comedians dream of. The notches on her bedpost include performances at [...]

Hey, hey, hey Paula

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 6:15am

Paula Poundstone makes merry, Mary — but not like most other comedians ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Paula Poundstone’s comedy style is more identifiable for what it’s not than for what it is. It’s observational, but not trite (nary a “didya ever notice?”). It’s droll but rarely snarky. She can be political, but not [...]

REVIEW: John Waters’ ‘Filthy World’

Posted on 30 May 2014 at 9:54am

If you’re inclined to be offended by an unoffendable person, you’d best steer clear of John Waters

Whoop, Whoop, who’s gay?

Posted on 30 May 2014 at 7:30am

Longtime gay ally Whoopi Goldberg, like her comedy hero Moms Mabley, doesn’t care what anyone thinks   Never one to give a flying you-know-what, Whoopi Goldberg has made a career out of not caring what people think about her. Ask her about her sexuality — to some, a lingering enigma since the ’70s, when Goldberg [...]