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. ……………… 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. ………………….. 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. [...]

Serious laughs

Posted on 29 Mar 2012 at 6:05pm

Lesbicomic Vickie Shaw thrives on turning her frowns upside-down RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer …………………. VICKIE SHAW With Big Bad Gina. Youth Orchestra Hall, 4401 Trail Lake Drive, Fort Worth. March 31 at 8 p.m. $25–$40. …………………. Vickie Shaw has great timing — both on and off the stage. Soon after starting her comedy [...]

Comic trifecta

Posted on 08 Mar 2012 at 5:01pm

A Jewish Okie, a gay Mexican and a trans woman walk into a club. Laugh GREGORY SULLIVAN ISAACS  | Contributing Writer ………………………… STAND UP AND PROUD The Improv. 4980 Belt Line Road Ste. 250, Addison, March 14 at 8 p.m. $17. ………………………… What do a straight Jewish girl from Oklahoma, a gay Mexican and [...]

A Del in concert!

Posted on 19 Jan 2012 at 5:02pm

(And he won’t cancel!) Shores returns to his native Texas bruised but busy RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer Already, 2012 looks to be a busy year for Del Shores. That wasn’t among his New Year’s resolutions, but it has ended up being a blessing for him right now. Having something to do distracts him [...]

Joan of Snark

Posted on 27 Oct 2011 at 5:03pm

Comic icon (and queer fave) Joan Rivers is (gasp!) a Republican … but only when it comes to her money RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer There is something fascinating about Joan Rivers eating a sandwich on the phone during an interview. She’s demure about it and never talks with her mouth full, but she [...]