Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Know Your Audience


In an interview, The Advocate asked lesbian comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer the difference between performing for a straight crowd and a gay crowd.

"The biggest difference is that if I have an all straight audience, I can make fun of straight people more and they kind of dig it," she said.  "Whereas, if it’s an all gay audience, people don’t like it when I make fun of straight people as much."

Wow.  Either we feel protective of straight people or we don't like to share the spotlight.