Marga Gomez on all things queer and career

Comedian Marga GomezBY KAREN HOUSTON
Tagg Magazine

GLAAD award-winning comedian, Marga Gomez began her stand-up career “B.E.”, as she likes to say, “Before Ellen.” She already had me laughing over the phone during our interview with her quick and candid remarks about ex-girlfriends, her career and why you want to be at her show celebrating the gayest month of the year.

What’s it like being an out lesbian comic?

We talk about material that’s constantly against us, but it’s not about going back to the same issues. A lot of queer comedians are comedians that happen to be queer. Queer comics are playing straight clubs and that’s really cool because audiences aren’t shocked that a comic is queer. It’s also helpful because you’re different, you stand out, and you’re material is fresh. At the same time I can’t wait for the day when we’re just comedians because we have equality.

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Tagg Magazine is a print and online resource for LBT women in the DC Metropolitan and Rehoboth, DE areas.


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