Interviews

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GIRLS ON FILM #lesbians #comedy #andersonville #queertv

By Jennifer Boeder “Two best friends write a TV show about their lives and then get the chance to star in it…” No, it’s not a rom-com plot: it’s the real-life story of Caitlin Bergh and Laura Zak, one a stand-up comic, the other a writer, both gay girls who found their adventures in Andersonville […]

Amy Eisenberg Interview

By Kris McDermott Ask comic Amy Eisenberg what she likes to write jokes about, and you’ll get a long list. “Moms die, dads leave, government cheese, I’m short…” Her comedy is loud, fearless, and unapologetic—much like she is. Amy’s featuring in February’s edition of Queer Comedy at Zanies here in Chicago on February 25th  so […]

Riding the Wave for St. Baldrick’s on March 1st

I look forward to March each and every year. Let’s just say the name was once O’Donnell – the soda bread bakes brown and soaks up the Kerrygold – green beer kind of sort of runs through my veins, spring crawls a little closer to my Harley loving soul and my friend Amy Kelly gets […]

Interview with Marla Depew

By Adam Guerino Meet Marla Depew. She is a graduate of the Second City Training Center’s writing program and has studied at iO and The Annoyance. She has performed throughout Chicago and the Midwest, is the producer of the showcase Sidecar Bar Comedy Night and co-producer of Just Dickin’ Around, a ladies’ open mic and […]

Meet Maggie Faris, Winner of Stand Out: The National Queer Comedy Search

By Kris McDermott Don’t know the name Maggie Faris? Well, you should. She’s the winner of multiple comedy competitions—most recently, she was the winner of Stand Out: The National Queer Comedy Search in September 2013. She appeared two years in a row on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and won both the Silver Nail award and […]

A Quick Convo with Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara‘s latest album Heartthrob, released last January, launched them into the mainstream, and fans of Tegan and Sara have started to look different. The Canadian folk singers, who used to look out over a sea of 20-something lesbians, now see fans of all types. We’re hearing their songs on the radio, and they’re popping […]

Meet Tami Haukedahl, former Illinois State Trooper and owner of Hauk Fitness

I know this is the time of year when we generally put our workouts on the back burner as we push our way through the long lines to assure we get our Elf on a Shelf. I know we are supposed to be all merry and bright and indulge in the festive goodies that seem […]

Seattle’s Lesbian Voice

Sarah Toce has developed her career by becoming a respected journalist and writer who has worked with many national lesbian and LGBTQ-related media outlets and has interviewed a multitude of celebrities along the way. However, now she is no longer just writing about the news… she’s making it. A self-described advocate for the underdog, Sarah […]

Cameron Esposito: Homecoming And Thanksgiving

Almost a year to the day after Cameron Esposito moved from Chicago to LA, she made her late night debut on Late Night with Craig Ferguson. Coincidentally, the other guest on the show was Jay Leno. After her set, she sat between the two hosts and was praised by Leno as being “the future of […]

Reeling: Back and Better Than Ever!

Reeling, the second longest running LGBT film festival in the world, is back for its 31st year! This year’s highlights include I Got Somethin’ to Tell You, Whoopi Goldberg’s directorial debut chronicling the life of Jackie “Moms” Mabley, a queer African American icon whose indelible contributions to the comedic landscape have often been overlooked; The […]