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10 Queer & Trans Comics Performing at Netflix's Comedy Festival
Our favorite queer and trans comedians are performing at 'Netflix Is a Joke: the Festival!'
Earlier today, Netflix announced a giant new comedy festival featuring over a hundred live shows throughout over 25 venues across Los Angeles. Netflix Is a Joke: the Festival is described as "a BRAND NEW comedy festival that's calling on THE BIGGEST NAMES IN COMEDY to descend on LA for ELEVEN DAYS. From absolute legends to hand-picked rising stars, we've stacked this thing with the funniest people who responded to our DMs."
And damn, they weren't lying about legends and rising stars! The Festival has a killer lineup including Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration. That show, taking place May 7 at the Greek Theatre, features headliners Eddie Izzard, Margaret Cho, Sandra Bernhard, Tig Notaro, and Wanda Sykes, who will be joined by other queer and trans comedians.
While one familiar anti-trans troll is on the lineup, thankfully, so are a lot of queer and trans comedians we can't wait to see. This list isn't even comprehensive at all. Other queer and trans comedians like Trixie Mattel, Todd Glass, Bob the Drag Queen, Ellen DeGeneres, Fortune Feimster, Lea DeLaria, Patti Harrison, and more are also appearing. Head over to their website to search through the full lineup and get tickets today!
Here are some of our favorite queer and trans comedians and when they'll be performing!
Legendary comedian Wanda Sykes will perform Saturday, April 30 at the Orpheum Theatre.
Jonathan Van Ness
Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness will perform at the Orpheum on May 6.
Lily Tomlin & Jane Fonda
The Grace and Frankie stars will be hosting Netflix Is A Joke at The Palladium, at the Hollywood Palladium on Tuesday, May 3.
Nonbinary comedian and star/creator of Feel Good, Mae Martin will be performing at the Bourbon Room on Sunday, May 8.
Joel Kim Booster
Joel Kim Booster will be bringing the Joy F*ck Club to Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth on Sunday, May 8.
Hilarious trans comedian Robin Tran will be performing at the Elysian Theater on Thursday, May 5.
Guy Branum is bringing his comedy to the stage at Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth, Friday, April 29.
Trans comedian Flame Monroe is performing at The Lab at The Hollywood Improv on Monday, May 2.
Nonbinary and trans comedian River Butcher will also be at Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth on Saturday, April 30.
Sam Jay is performing Sunday, May 8 at the Peppermint Club.