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Comedienne Tackles Homophobia and Comic-On-Comic...

Posted by: Cody Nelson (08/13/13)
Comedienne and Laughspin guest columnist Cameron Esposito put together a wonderful, thought-provoking piece on being a gay comic, homophobia in comedy, and being heckled by other stand-ups. Check it out here.
For years guys would come up to me — other comics, audience members, married heterosexual audience member couples — and proposition me after shows. I would be just talking about my life — having a girlfriend, going to a movie with that girlfriend, whatever — and for some reason, that would get folks going. They’d want to talk to me about my sex life, or worse, their sex life. And the thing is, I’m not into men. Because I’m a lesbian. So I’m not into men.
          
 
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10:47 AM on 08/13/13
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Didn't know comedians heckled other comedians while on stage. That's a dick move. I know they're brutal with each other off stage. Sucks that guy not only bombed, but had to voice his shitty opinion during another person's set.
10:52 AM on 08/13/13
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Didn't know comedians heckled other comedians while on stage. That's a dick move. I know they're brutal with each other off stage. Sucks that guy not only bombed, but had to voice his shitty opinion during another person's set.

99.5% of them don't. This is a terribly unprofessional and sad isolated incident.
11:10 AM on 08/13/13
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Do people still use the title "Comedienne?" I'm pretty sure the definition of "comedian" covers both sexes.
11:26 AM on 08/13/13
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99.5% of them don't. This is a terribly unprofessional and sad isolated incident.
Ok good. I know there might be some playful banter between the host and the acts sometimes but whoever this dude is completely crossed the line. I kind of wished she took the low road and blurted out, "By round of applause, how many people found his standup to be unfunny"?
11:36 AM on 08/13/13
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Do people still use the title "Comedienne?" I'm pretty sure the definition of "comedian" covers both sexes.
I still use it, but that's pretty much only for clarification's sake.
12:05 PM on 08/13/13
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Cameron's one of the smartest comedians from Chicago I know. Great piece.
06:05 PM on 08/13/13
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Pretty good read.

The male comic sounds like an obnoxious asshole.
09:47 AM on 08/14/13
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09:55 AM on 08/14/13
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10:02 AM on 08/14/13
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My long lost brother!
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I still use it, but that's pretty much only for clarification's sake.
I think it can come off as a little insulting. But that's only because I use it as an insult...
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