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. [...]

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. OpenDoorProductionsTX.com. …………………. 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. Improv.com ………………………… 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 lopez@dallasvoice.com 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 lopez@dallasvoice.com 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 [...]

Jill of all trades

Posted on 13 Oct 2011 at 5:02pm

From the Emmy red carpet to phlebotomy school, out comic Margaret Smith always has a plan RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com For someone who’s been in a Martin Scorsese film (a bit part in GoodFellas), written a book about single motherhood and won six Emmys, it’s hard to find out much about comedian Margaret [...]

Do you Peru?

Posted on 08 Sep 2011 at 5:02pm

Even as fans rallied to help Coco Peru get her next film off the ground, the drag goddess still likes her comedy live RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com Expect a lovefest when Coco Peru comes back to Dallas for Pride weekend. With memories of a responsive audience, shopping and beef jerky during her last [...]

The wonderful thing about Tig is….

Posted on 25 Aug 2011 at 5:00pm

She wasn’t actually the last comic standing, but dry-witted lesbian standup Tig Notaro has scored legions of fans TIG NOTARO With Mark Agee. The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis St. Aug. 30. 7:30 p.m. $15. TheKessler.org …………………… With a sense of humor so dry, you want to offer her a glass of water, out comedian Tig [...]

Latin flair

Posted on 09 Jun 2011 at 5:00pm

MUY FUNNY | Dan Guerrero works for laughs while being gay and Latino in his one-man show. Before he could write ‘¡Gaytino!,’ Dan Guerrero first had to find his roots rich lopez  | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com Growing up gay and Latino can be a tough hand to play. In a culture that revels in religion [...]