Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Gay Comedy without a Dress. (Peformance Review) (Funny That Way: Comic Jason Stuart Wears the Pants on His Hilarious New CD-And Proves That Gay Guys Can Get Laughs from All Kinds of Audiences without Doing Drag)

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Gay Comedy without a Dress. (Peformance Review) (Funny That Way: Comic Jason Stuart Wears the Pants on His Hilarious New CD-And Proves That Gay Guys Can Get Laughs from All Kinds of Audiences without Doing Drag)

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Gay Comedy Without a Dress * Jason Stuart * Self-distributed *

Comic Jason Stuart wears the pants on his hilarious new CD--and proves that gay guys can get laughs from all kinds of audiences without doing drag

As the title of his CD, Gay Comedy Without a Dress, suggests, stand-up comic Jason Stuart knows the difference between being laughed with and laughed at. Culled from appearances at the Acme Comedy Co. in Minneapolis, Stuart's CD shows just how far that out gays and lesbians have come in the field of entertainment: They no longer need to don the proverbial dress and camp it up to get the laughs. In mining his own experiences for material, Stuart--an openly gay actor who has appeared on The Drew Cagey Show and Will & Grace--manages to find his audience's common denominators. While the key to Jason Stuart's appeal is his ability to cross over to a wider audience without alienating anyone, gay or straight, in the process, it also doesn't hurt that he's funny as hell.

Stuart wastes no time digging into his routine, going from zero to frantic in six seconds flat. Over the course of an hour Stuart barely allows the audience time to catch its breath. …

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