• Don Cheadle wore a pro-trans shirt on SNL; Queer Twitter rejoices

    People are praising Saturday Night Live host Don Cheadle for standing up in defense of trans youth. Cheadle hosted SNL in what was a bounceback episode for the Saturday night sketch series. When he introduced musical guest Gary Clark Jr., the Black Monday star sported a shirt saying, “Protect trans kids” in all caps. The silent but powerful message was a reminder that trans children, as well as much of

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    13 queer comedians you didn’t know you need to know

    Queer comedians are no new fad (despite what some disgruntled dudes who didn’t get a Netflix half-hour will tell you). In 1994, Lea DeLaria became the first openly LGBTQ comedian to appear on American TV. On the Arsenio Hall Show, she took the stage for her set and proudly announced, “It’s the ’90s. It’s hip to be queer and I’m a BIG dyke.” In the last 25 years, queer comics

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    Judd Apatow, Billy Eichner team up for gay rom-com

    Judd Apatow will produce a new same-sex romantic comedy starring Billy Eichner. Nick Stoller, who worked with Eichner on Friends From College, will direct. The Billy on the Street star wrote the film, which is based around two men with commitment issues that are “attempting a relationship.” The rom-com announcement comes just in time for Valentine’s Day. With last year’s Love, Simon as the first major Hollywood studio film to

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    9 hilarious queer podcasts to try this year

    The LGBTQ community has come out of the shadows when it comes to entertainment. Many queer people are starting to tell their own stories through web series, blogs, and Instagram hashtags. And podcasts. Queer-led podcasts have been popping up in spades over the years and they’ve been absolutely fabulous. While many podcasts can be sad or inspirational, LGBTQ comedy podcasts have gained devoted followings from both queer and straight podcast

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    Kevin Hart withdraws from Oscars gig in impassioned Instagram video; apologizes to LGBTQ community

    Kevin Hart will not host the Oscars in 2019. The Night School star withdrew from the job mere days after being selected for the prestigious—but possibly least wanted—gig in all of Hollywood. Hart made the announcement on social media late Thursday night. The blockbuster comedian fell under intense scrutiny from the LGBTQ community after old tweets of his surfaced using homophobic slurs as well as more recent interviews addressing the

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    Tituss Burgess LGBTQ flight will have drag crew, DJ (Video)

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitt star Tituss Burgess has partnered with Virgin Airlines for the first-ever “Pride Flight.” The one-off Trans-Atlantic flight will depart from London and land in New York City for the 2019 World Pride. Virgin Airlines has set the flight up as the ultimate pre-party for the event. The flight will come with a new kind of in-seat entertainment including performances by drag queens, speed-dating, a Judy Garland sing-along,

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    Comedy kibbles and bits: morning links about funny shit

    Good morning, comedy news wanters. You may have noticed that from time to time, I’ve been collecting some links and throwing them at you some mornings. Why am I doing this, you might be asking. Well, sometimes we, at Punchline Magazine, need to get you comedy-related info that doesn’t quite deserve a full post on our oft-updated daily news blog (the section you’re reading right now). That’s where these things

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