Thursday, Dec. 13th - 7 & 9 p.m.
The Original Gay Comedy Night headlined by JASON STUART
JASON STUART has been in over 150 film & TV shows. He is coming up on his 20-year anniversary of being openly gay in the workplace. He is also going to be a guest on CNN today in "THE SITUATION ROOM with Wolfe Blizter” to chat about gay marriage and the big decision in California, which will affect the whole country this Friday.
Jason was the first openly gay comedian to headline mainstream comedy clubs in the USA, where he has been a making audiences laugh out loud since 1983. Jason came out publicly in 1993 on the Geraldo show in an episode called “Unconventional Comedians”, with this appearance, he is celebrating 20 years of being openly gay in the entertainment biz! The Los Angeles Times says, “Jason Stuart has always been ahead of our time. He paved the road for gay entertainers in Hollywood and gave them courage to be themselves.” and Serious Comedy Site says, "This guy is lightly quick and very funny".
Jason supports other openly gay actors as national chairperson for SAG AFTRA LGBT Committee. Its pioneering work includes a survey on out actors. He is the comedy chair for Lifeworks at the Los Angeles Gay Lesbian Center, producing and performing in their annual benefits in Hollywood where Jason also mentors the gay youth.
Jason was an out-actor and comedian before Neil Patrick Harris, Ellen Degeneres, Rosie O'Donnell, and a host of others who set foot in the unknown land of being gay in Hollywood. He has walked the walk and talked the talk by being of service to his community. “It’s not always easy, but it became more important to me to be openly gay than to be in show biz. I was willing to risk my career to be authentic, but it actually worked out OK”, he says.
Jason has been in over 150 film & TV shows and starred in his own hour special on the gay network Jason Stuart: Making It To The Middle. For two decades, he has headlined clubs all over the country and to this day, Jason works alongside the best comedians in the business.
Jason recently appeared in the Lifetime movie Home Invasion, starring Haylie Duff and C. Thomas Howell. He also guest starred opposite Shailene Woodley in ABC Family’s The Secret Life Of The American Teenager and HBO’s Entourage. Coming up: he appears in the indie films Bearcity 2: The Proposal, playing a Hollywood wanna-be-producer with Kathy Najimy, and in K11 as a rough prison trustee with Goran Visnjic and D.B. Sweeney. Jason also has a major supporting role – as a straight guy! - in The Guest House with Daniel Baldwin. Jason also just completed the movie Posey with Oscar nominated actress Sally Kirkland & Ray Wise and the sci-fi drama Goodbye World starring Adrian Gernier (Entourage) & Gabby Hoffman. He is currently shooting the romantic comedy American Bistro and Big Gay Love with Drew Droege.
Jason knows the best is yet to come; he looks forward to sharing that at THE COMEDY SPOT COMEDY CLUB. “To have the same rights is the goal for my fellow gay artists”, says Jason… a simple guy from a crazy town called Hollywood!