12 Queer Comics You Should Know
By Alex Panisch
Sampson McCormick made history when he became the first openly gay black man to headline Washington D.C.’s Howard Theatre when he took his “Joyful Noise” show to the historic venue. An author as well as a comedian, McCormick has published two books and has been featured on MTV, OWN, and BET.
Another stand-up veteran, Out100 honoree Sandra Bernhard started playing comedy clubs in the '70s. After her breakout starring role in Scorsese’s The King of Comedy and her memorable role on Roseanne (not to mention her famous friendships with Madonna and Isaac Mizrahi), she became a household name and continues to shower us with one-liners in her one-woman shows.