There seems to be a renaissance among lesbian comedy and it’s an exciting time to see ladies up on stage making us laugh from the big names like Ellen Degeneres taking over JC Penny ad campaigns or locals consistently making it happen in P-Town such as Belinda Carroll. The latter will be opening for the hilarious Dana Goldberg when she comes to town Sunday March 25th at the Star Theater, in a show sponsored by Inferno/Hotflash Dances.. And you and a guest could see her for FREE if you’re clever enough to come up with a comment that convinces me you deserve the tickets.
But first, a little more about Dana. As the youngest child in a single parent household run by a Jewish mother in which two out of three kids are gay, she focuses many of her routines on her family including a great bit about the correlation between lactose intolerance and gayness. But one of my favorite lines questions why lesbians can walk about without gloves and have it not be considered indecent exposure.
Golderbg has had her own comedy special on the Logo network and a DVD, “Hot & Bothered-Dana Goldberg Live.” She has performed at numerous festivals including “We’re Funny That Way Comedy Festival” in Toronto, Canada, “The Lesbian and Gay Comedy Festival” in Dearborn, Michigan, “The Comedy Festival” in Las Vegas, Nevada (produced by HBO and sponsored by TBS), and “The Fringe Festival” in Edinburgh, Scotland. Curve magazine has called her one of the 5 funniest lesbians in the country.
So what do you have to do to win tickets to see this powerhouse of hilarity? Firstly, make sure when you enter you include your first and last name as well as email within the comment (emails will not be shown publicly) or send a separate note directly to firstname.lastname@example.org letting me know which comment entry is yours. Secondly, you better work your funny bone. So be irreverent, sardonic, or just plain witty in explaining why you want to see Dana Goldberg or why you deserve (or don’t deserve) to go. All judging is completely arbitrary and unfair, I assure you.
Entries are due by 5pm next Wednesday March 21st at 5pm.
For some comedic ideas check out a video clips of Dana on stage in Seattle: