Goldberg variations

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 at 6:15am

Queermedian Dana Goldberg brings her sassy shtick to Sue’s   JONANNA WIDNER  |  Contributing Writer jonanna.widner@gmail.com Comedian Dana Goldberg’s latest album, Crossing the Line, recorded this past year in Seattle, kicks off with the rumble of an unusually rowdy crowd that sounds pretty fearless about making its presence known. It sounds a bit like an [...]

RISK! taker

Posted on 31 Jan 2014 at 6:30am

Out comedian Kevin Allison goes where no joke has gone before jonanna widner  | Contributing Writer jonanna.widner@gmail.com The first conscious thought I remember having,” Kevin Allison says as we kick off our interview, “was, ‘Oh, wow, I like boy’s butts!’” It’s not a big surprise that Allison “went there,” or that he did it so [...]

Funny girl

Posted on 20 Dec 2013 at 6:00am

Comedian Sarah Silverman never met a subject too off-limits for a joke   There’s nothing too taboo for Sarah Silverman. Not AIDS, not even poop. And in her 20-year career (she began in 1993 with a spot on Saturday Night Live), her hit comedy special, Jesus is Magic, and her own sitcom, The Sarah Silverman Program, [...]

Four of Sicks

Posted on 01 Nov 2013 at 8:30am

The Kinsey Sicks, ‘America’s Favorite Dragapella Beauty Shop Quartet,’ wants to show Dallas a good time — and vice versa   JEF TINGLEY  | Contributing Writer lifestyle@dallasvoice.com Long before the kids from Glee were busting out to “Don’t Stop Believin’” in four-part harmony for the pop charts, there was a group of gay friends who [...]

From ‘Diva’ to devil

Posted on 18 Oct 2013 at 6:20am

Saucy, satiric siren Margaret Cho hits the ‘Mother’ lode When Margaret Cho returns to Dallas, you might think her new show, Mother, will be all about her perpetual mom issues. Those impersonations of a strict and naïve Korean mother are a signature among her sets. But you’d be wrong. “I’m old enough to be the [...]

Look at me, I’m Sandra B

Posted on 18 Oct 2013 at 5:15am

  It’s hard to describe what Sandra Bernhardt’s act is, because nobody does what she does but her. It’s standup comedy … only it’s not. She’s herself … except when she’s in character. She sings … but sometimes with tongue in cheek. It’s cabaret! It’s theater! It’s burlesque! … She’s her sister aannndd her daughter! [...]

Full gay tilt

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 11:20am

‘Ross the Intern’ comes into his own with a recent book & new talk show Ross Mathews is talking from his own office in Hollywood and he can’t even believe it. “It’s the dream,” he says, bubbling over with joy. “I’m getting to do exactly what I’ve always wanted to do.” That dream began back [...]

On the wings of A-holes

Posted on 17 May 2013 at 8:30am

Pam Ann takes airline humor from economy to first class with her drag-influenced comedy act JONANNA WIDNER  | Contributing Writer Making fun of modern airline culture is easy to do: You make a joke or two about the food, complain about the guy farting away in the seat next to you, maybe get a little [...]

Petticoat injunction

Posted on 19 Apr 2013 at 8:30am

Lisa Lampanelli is leaner and meaner in her new act ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor There was a time when you recognized Lisa Lampanelli as much by her blowsy frame, hidden under rows of petticoats, as you did her saucy mouth and no-holds-barred one-liners. But that was more than 100 pounds ago. Not only [...]

The Rivers wild

Posted on 08 Mar 2013 at 8:30am

Legendary comedian Joan Rivers doesn’t care about being politically correct — only funny ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Joan Rivers was gay before gay was trendy. Well, not gay herself — though we wouldn’t put anything by her. But the shocking comedian was courting gay audiences — and developing a gay sensibility — probably [...]