Where does a hot-ticket podcast about
gay comics go after seemingly interviewing every major gay comic
working in America? The answer for Dave Rubin is to move his open
mic from the Net to a cable television show with the exact same name:
Hot Gay Comics.
Hot Gay Comics will premiere on
cable channel here! November 14th.
And while the title and host remain the
same, what we can expect has changed dramatically.
Hot Gay Comics, the podcast, was
41 self-contained interviews with gay comics. But Hot Gay Comics,
the television show, will feature headline and up-and-coming gay
comics as they perform traditional stand-up comedy.
The series was taped at New York City's
famed Comix comedy club in the heart of the meatpacking district of
Some of the comics featured on the show
include Keith Price, Anne Neczypor and Jackie Monahan, Hedda Lettuce,
and Mike Singer.
What makes gay comics so funny? For
one, gay comics can make gay jokes without being insulting. Gay
comics also offer insightful, often hilarious, anecdotes on life as
it pertains to gay people. Take for instance this humorous gay
repartee between Rubin and funny man Tom Ragu from a recent Hot
Gay Comics podcast.
Ragu: I accidentally gained 100 pounds,
I don't know how it happened. I just woke up one day and I just
realized that I could no longer see my feet anymore. And no one was
more upset about that than I was.
Ragu: Because I used to be really hot.
And now, not so much.
Rubin: Do you feel the gay community
Ragu: The gay people – they look
right through me as if I'm not even there. I'm in the way of them
looking at someone else.
Rubin: But there's a community of ...
Ragu: The bears and the otters and the
fucking ... I don't even wanna be there.
Rubin: You wouldn't go to the otter
village? Or ... where do bears go to hibernate?
Ragu: At the Spike or the Claw or Wolfs
in San Diego. The thing is, that it just came up upon me. And all
of the sudden I was a bear. I never had a chance to become cub.
Rubin: I see. Did you go directly from
twink to bear?
Ragu: Exactly. I woke up one day and
suddenly I was a harry bear ...
Rubin: That's fascinating!
Ragu: ... at a beer blast in Hells
Rubin: Maybe you were bitten by some
kind of radioactive bear? Like Spiderman. Remember, he was just
normal, then he was bitten by a radioactive spider. You were bitten
by a gay bear.
Ragu: That's a good point, I had a date
with a silver fox. And he must of bitten me and then I became a
Ragu: That's a good theory.
Can we expect more of the same from
Rubin on Hot Gay Comics? Let's hope so.
Hot Gay Comics premieres Friday,
November 14th on cable channel here! (the gay and lesbian