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 [...]

Kate is enough

Posted on 22 Feb 2013 at 8:00am

Groundbreaking queermedian Kate Clinton keeps ’em coming RICH LOPEZ  | Contributing Writer getrichindallas@gmail.com Kate Clinton has the sniffles. Cold and flu season doesn’t care that the comedian has an act to do, or even that she’s a celebrity, so she’s apologizing in advance for the sneezes. “I don’t know what I have, but it’s been [...]

Joker’s wild

Posted on 01 Feb 2013 at 8:30am

Out comedy icon Lily Tomlin brings her classic collection of characters to the Winspear ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Hey! It’s Lilian Tomlinson!” is how I answer the phone when Lily Tomlin called for our interview, mimicking a line she made famous as Trudy the Bag Lady. “You must get that a lot,” I [...]

Gurrl talk

Posted on 21 Dec 2012 at 8:15am

Gossipy gay fave Kathy Griffin dishes on the return of her talk show, her plans were she president and why she’s glad all of Hollywood is afraid of her For a good chunk of Kathy Griffin’s act, the spitfire comedian has touted herself as a washed-up celebrity who nobody really cares about. Her career says [...]

Cuckoo for Coco’s stuff

Posted on 07 Sep 2012 at 8:30am

The drag storyteller serves up tales bitter and sweet at her third Dallas Pride With her trademark “That Girl” flip and a troweled-on, Italian/tri-state-area accent, diva drag goddess Miss Coco Peru (aka Clinton Leupp) could easily coast by on biting wit and bitchy punch lines. After all, she’s already won the gay popular vote with [...]

Parent Poundstone

Posted on 24 May 2012 at 10:10pm

Queermedian Paula Poundstone turns single parenting into laughs JENNY BLOCK  | Contributing Writer ……………… PAULA POUNDSTONE Lakewood Theater, 1825 Abrams Parkway. June 2 at 8 p.m.  $30–$105. LakewoodTheater.com. ……………… Like most parents, Paula Poundstone has a million stories about her kids. Unlike most parents, Poundstone has a comic’s timing that makes even the most familiar [...]

Popsicle shtick

Posted on 12 Apr 2012 at 6:10pm

Amy Sedaris brings crafting acumen, and quirky humor, to The Kessler AMY SEDARIS Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis St. April 19 at 8 p.m. $30. TheKessler.org. ………………….. Gay humorist David Sedaris may have his spot on the New York Times bestseller list, but he’s not the only member of the family making people laugh for [...]

Me and Mrs. Jordan

Posted on 05 Apr 2012 at 6:35pm

In his new show ‘Fruit Fly,’ pixieish comic actor Leslie Jordan finally answers the age-old question: Do gay men grow up to be their own mothers? ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Leslie Jordan has been making his living as an entertainer for so long, something’s become patently clear: He just doesn’t give a shit. [...]