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When Comedians Come Out

Welcome to the latest installment of Tragedy Plus Time. Each segment will focus on a particular ‘life crisis’ — sometimes globally tragic, sometimes more of a personal affair — and we’ll explore how many of the comedians we know and [...]

By Matt Shafeek

The State of Gays in Comedy

Today over at Blackbook, Tyler Coates has an excellent look at the state of gay comedians. He talked to folks such as James Adomian, Gabe Liedman, Eliot Glazer, Brent Sullivan, and Dave Holmes about being out in the comedy world and the [...]

By Adam Frucci

The Office’s Gay Caricature

The office on The Office is a fairly inclusive place -- African-American, Indian-American, alcoholic, or evangelist, all may work together more or less harmoniously. Kelly Kapoor (Mindy Kaling), for instance, is one of the most fully realized [...]

By Daniel D'Addario

The Onion Nails the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was just repealed (huzzah!), and The Onion was ready for it with this classic masterwork: "Repeal Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Paves Way For Gay Sex Right On Battlefield, Opponents Fantasize." "Our men need to know they [...]

By Adam Frucci

How ‘Roseanne’ Helped Make It OK to Be Gay on TV

Before there was Kurt Hummel, before there was Mitchell and Cameron, before there was Oscar Martinez, before there was Tara and Willow, before there was Will and Grace, and before there was Ellen, there was Roseanne Conner.

By Joshua Kurp

Ron Howard’s Weasely Defense of The Dilemma’s Gay Joke

After a bit of an outcry in response to a gay joke in the trailer to Ron Howard's upcoming The Dilemma, the joke was cut from the trailer. It's being kept in the movie itself, however. Now, Ron Howard has responded, defending his use of the [...]

By Adam Frucci

Vince Vaughn Defends Controversial Gay Joke From The Dilemma

Vince Vaughn has spoken out about the gay joke that was cut from the trailer for The Dilemma if not from the entire movie. Here's his statement: "Let me add my voice of support to the people outraged by the bullying and persecution of people [...]

By Adam Frucci

It Gets Better, From the UCB Theatre

You may be familiar with Dan Savage's It Gets Better project at this point, but if not, you should check it out. In it, hundreds of LBGT adults have made videos for teens who are being harassed for who they are, telling them to hang in there, [...]

By Adam Frucci

Are Gay Jokes Ever Acceptable?

Since last week, when Universal bowed to pressure from Anderson Cooper and cut a gay joke from its trailer for The Dilemma, there's been a lot of talk about where the line is when it comes to gay jokes in comedy. As far as The Dilemma goes, its [...]

By Adam Frucci

Why Are Comedies Still Using Gay Jokes?

I noted back when I first posted the trailer to Ron Howard's upcoming Vince Vaughn/Kevin James vehicle The Dilemma that it opened with a pretty clunky gay joke. Anderson Cooper noted the same thing today, prompting Universal to not only cut it [...]

By Adam Frucci