This week, I could write my take on two famous men either being transphobic or supporting transphobes, but I refuse to give either of them more of my bandwidth. To divert your support to more positive creators, here are ten great (probably underappreciated) comedians who can brighten your day without also being hateful pieces of shit.
Not included in this list is my obvious pick, Chris Gethard, who I previously interviewed for this newsletter. You can listen to that here!
He's gay, he's Italian, he's an opera singer, he's awesome.
You may have already seen his video about boomers thinking houses are affordable, but if not, here it is!
I'd like to think that her sense of humor is what I would be like if I were a cis woman living in the midwest. I saw her perform at Hot Tub in Los Angeles, one of the last things I went to in 2020, and I LOVE her new special. Watch the whole thing below, which I have fast-forwarded to one of my favorite spots for you.
Super Lesbian comedy. Mostly crowd work and yelling, but very relatable to the dyke side of me. Her TikTok is the best place to follow.
Big fan. He's also a pro at ice-dying T-shirts and has a very cute dog! I also really enjoy his presence on Instagram.
Bob The Drag Queen
I may not have seen her season on Drag Race but I have watched the majority of her TikToks! 😅
Jo was a writer on The Chris Gethard Show and also appeared on Shrill, among other shows you've probably seen. She makes me cry-laugh and I think any show is ten times better with her on it.
You may know her dry and kinda awkward humor from Shrill or Together Together, but her standup comedy? Even weirder!
I saw him open for Tig Notaro a few years ago and really enjoyed his set! I'm always here for landlord jokes.
You may remember the guest post on here by Candace Hansen that blew up punkrock internet for a second. I'm proud to share that Candace just interviewed comedian Tig Notaro for the Los Angeles Times! How cool is that?