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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Swinging Both Ways: Gay Comedy from Non-Gay Comics

Posted By on Sat, Apr 6, 2013 at 1:10 PM

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By Emilie Mutert

The Hella Gay Comedy Show is normally a once-a-month event featuring LGBT comics, but this month the tables are turning and straight comics are performing gay comedy. Plenty of straight actors play gay guys on television and in movies and porn, and now straight comedians are going to play gay comedians on stage, too.

The Hella Gay Comedy Show is putting on a one-night "Gay for Pay Comedy Show" featuring local straight comics either acting gay or telling jokes that a gay comic would tell, presumably. It's unclear whether they'll be wearing different kinds of clothes than they'd normally wear, or hats that say "I'm Gay" on them, or what, but part of the fun of going will definitely be finding out. Hosted by local LGBT comedian and actor Charlie Ballard, the lineup features six straight male comedians from the Bay Area.

The "Gay for Pay Comedy Show" is on April 7 at 8 p.m. at 1772 Market St., S.F. The show is $10. Call 371-9705 or visit facebook.com/HellaGayComedyShow.

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