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COMEDY Netflix holds 'Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration'
2022-05-09

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On May 7, Billy Eichner hosted Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival's "Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration" at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.

The historic celebration featured LGBTQ+ comedy legends and emerging talent. Highlights included icon Ani DiFranco introducing Margaret Cho, Sarah Paulson introducing Tig Notaro, Lily Tomlin introducing Sandra Bernhard, Lena Waithe introducing Wanda Sykes, and Rosie O'Donnell closing the night and inviting the rest of the performers to join her on stage for a new rendition of Cyndi Lauper's hit "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" called "GAYS Just Want to Have Fun."

Other talent who performed throughout the night included Bob the Drag Queen, Eddie Izzard, Solomon Georgio, Sam Jay, River Butcher, Patti Harrison, Matteo Lane, Marsha Warfield, Mae Martin, Judy Gold, Joel Kim Booster, James Adomian, Guy Branum, Gina Yashere, Trixie Mattel, Scott Thompson and Todd Glass.

The festival's other events included celebrities such as Tiffany Haddish, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias (the first time a comedian has ever performed at Dodger Stadium), Don Cheadle, Mindy Kaling and John Mulaney.

Also, out gay comedian Joel Kim Booster brought his Joy F*ck Club show to the legendary Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth; Patti Harrison, Irene Tu, Nori Reed and Andrew Orolfo joined him. The final programming on May 8 at the Outdoors at Hollywood Palladium included the WeHo Drag Brunch hosted by Alaska Thunderfuck and Arisce Wanzer, Tolliver, The Goddamn Comedy Jam with Josh Adam Meyers, and The Drop In Hosted by Bob The Drag Queen.


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