Netflix recently released its global comedy event, highlighting some of the best comedians across the globe, but not even a month later and we’ve got a new comedy show that’s more up our street.
Premiering January 17th on Dekkoo, OUT on Stage is hilarious and diversely queer stand-up comedy series. Highlighting an eclectic line-up of renowned and upcoming LGBTQ+ stand-up comedians, this is a show unlike anything you’ve seen before.
“‘OUT on Stage’ has been a real passion project for me,” comedian and host, Zach Noe Towers said. “What an incredible experience it’s been to bring together such a gorgeously funny group of queer comedians.
“Each and every person featured in the content has such a unique perspective and I’m thrilled that we’re being given a platform for those hilarious voices to be heard.”
Comedians to appear on the show include Gloria Bigelow, Casey Ley, Jonathan Rowell, Chris Bryant, Irene Tu, Jordan Pease, Brendan Scannell, Jared Goldstein, Eric Hahn, and A.B. Cassidy.
Unlike usual stand-up routines you’ll see on TV, expect to hear about a variety of topics including LLE (Low Lesbian Esteem), douching, immigration, homophobia, douching, and even eating yoghurt out of a fleshlight…
“I would even be willing to bet that every queer comic out there has had to sit and listen to someone turn their life into a punchline”
“I don’t think comedy is an easy field for anyone, but it can sometimes be especially difficult for those of us with unique, diverse voices,” says host Towers. “We’re a much smaller percentage of the population, stage time can be harder to come by, and often times audiences aren’t as willing to give us a chance. Even our peers can present a challenge.
“Open mics are often peppered with the voices of less progressive people, some of which find humor in homo/transphobic material. I would even be willing to bet that every queer comic out there has had to sit and listen to someone turn their life into a punchline.”
“And this is why projects like “OUT on Stage” are so important. It not only provides a platform for new queer voices on the rise, but it brings us together. It creates a space for diverse voices to flourish and it’s so important to have this kind of representation available.”