12 Queer Comics You Should Know
By Alex Panisch
Margaret Cho is perhaps one of the most beloved funny people in the LGBTQ community. Aside from being an actress, comic, and burlesque dancer, Cho’s also a marriage equality activist who fought to repeal Prop 8 in her home state of California. As she told Michael Musto recently: "If you’ve been around the gay community forever, you achieve Mother Superior status. 'Fag hag' is an outdated term, so I want to start using 'dick widow.' At a certain point in the night at a gay bar, you become invisible as a woman. You’ve lost your friends to dick."
Better known in Britain as the acerbic yet slightly awkward former host of Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Simon Amstell has recently made his foray into the States. His “Numb” tour was a sold-out success in New York City, and he’s currently back Stateside touring the East Coast. The man takes adorable British awkwardness to the next level. And we love him for that.