A wildly appreciative audience greeted two of the country’s most popular gay comedians at the Parker Playhouse on March 8. Jessica Kirson and Jason Stuart said things so outrageous that even some members of the primarily gay audience exclaimed in a mix of shock and delight.
Kirson was especially pleased to be appearing at such a nice venue as Fort Lauderdale’s Parker Playhouse. “Next week I’ll be performing at the Rectal Hut,” she said. “It’s hot and so cramped you have to squeeze in.”
She explained that much of her comedic talent derives from her early years, with a Mother who worked as a therapist. When Kirson was in a mood one time, her Mother instructed her to “draw a picture of your fear. I drew a picture of a big black cock.”
Another time she consumed a whole bag of “mushrooms.” It really messed with her mind. “I pictured myself fucking a goat. Ever since then I’ve loved feta cheese.”
Stuart did not exactly mince words in his opening act either, explain why he loves straight people. “I have two who clean my house.” Addressing the few straight people in the audience, he congratulated them. “You guys are gay-makers.”
The reaction was amusing, prompting him to hit back. “Come on straight people, it’s 2013. If you let us marry each other, we’ll stop marrying you!”
Like Kirson, Stewart also drew on his own Mother for some jokes, and Kirson’s impersonation of a huge black woman was priceless. They both delivered a raucous night of laughs.
The Comedy night was the kick-off event of this weekend’s Pride Fest celebrations at the War memorial Auditorium, including the Pride Parade on the morning on March 10. Visit their website: www.pridesouthflorida.org.
Headliner for the Festival is Karmin, Sunday @ 6pm (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8cbak34DR0 )
Some background to the two performers:
Kirson was selected to perform at the Hamptons, Toyota, Marshall’s Women in Comedy, Comedy Central’s South Beach and HBO’s Las Vegas comedy festivals. She has been featured on various television shows, including, Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and “Fresh Faces,” Nickelodeon’s “Sixth in the Suburbs,” Noggin’s “LOL,” VH1′s “Awesomely Bad” Shows, Showtime’s, “White Boyz in the Hood,”.Oxygen’s premier game show “Can You Tell?,” Bravo’s “The Great Things About Being,” The Women’s Television Network’s, “She’s So Funny,” NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” Seasons 2 and 3, NBC’s “Last Call With Carson Daly”, and, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”.
Stuart has performed at all of the top comedy clubs & comedy festivals and hundreds of gay events & prides, colleges & universities, and even on Broadway. Since Stuart makes such a strong connection with his audience, he is in high demand by corporate programs with his lecture, Coming Out In Hollywood, on being openly gay in the workplace. Most recently, he appears in Logo’s new comedy series, One Night Stand-Up.
Stuart has become a major player in the independent film world after being nominated for a Gay International Film Award for best supporting actor in Coffee Date. Proving that he is more than just an actor and comedian, Stuart also produced and starred in his own totally improvised independent film 10 Attitudes. This award winning romantic comedy proved to be a huge success both in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to that, he just completed James Franco’s , Holy Land where he plays a ho