Saturday, March 1, 2008
Who is Kate Clinton
Kate Clinton is a faith-based, tax-paying, America-loving political humorist and family entertainer. With a career spanning over 25 years, Kate Clinton has worked through economic booms and busts, Disneyfication and Walmartization, gay movements and gay markets, lesbian chic and queer eyes, and ten presidential inaugurals. She still believes that humor gets us through peacetime, wartime and scoundrel time.
This presidential year, Kate brings her new show HILARITY CLINTON '08 nationwide. It follows her 2007 show, CLIMATE CHANGE, a CD of which will be released in March, 2008. In 2006, Kate Clinton celebrated her 25th Anniversary of performing with a 50-city IT'S COME TO THIS! tour. A documentary DVD of her hilarious performance with extra features of personal moments along the tour route, rare interviews, backstage banter, readings from her book What the L?, and celebrity cameo appearances is now available.
Kate's twice-weekly video blog is must-see TV. Kate is like an Andrea Rooney pleasantly kvetching about the news and views of the day. But without the eyebrow problem.
Kate has performed nationally since 1981 from Joe's Pub in New York City to the Park West in Chicago to the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, and back to New York for several off-Broadway runs, with hundreds of comedy club dates in between. She has been featured at comedy festivals including Just for Laughs in Montreal, the Toyota Comedy Festival in New York, and Marshall's Women in Comedy Festival. She has come a long way from those first performances in Unitarian Church basements. She still prays to the Unit.
Her two decades plus of material are on record in her eight comedy collections, including Comedy You Can Dance To, Read These Lips and The Marrying Kind. Her first book, Don't Get Me Started, was published by Ballantine in 1998. The audio companion was named one of 1998's Best Audiobooks by Publishers Weekly.
Her second book, What The L? is a laugh-out-loud collection of dangerous humor from one of the all-time-favorite lesbian comics living under one of the all-time-worst presidents. In 2005 it was nominated in the humor category for the prestigious 2005 Lambda Literary Award, considered to be the highest accolade for a book from the LGBT community.
Kate writes monthly columns for The Progressive and frequent columns for The Advocate in which she waxes comical and philosophical about the state of our nation and those who have put us in such a state. She blogs for Huffington Post, Our Chart and Olivia Connect. She has written for The New York Times and George magazine among others. Kate served as a writer on The Rosie O'Donnell Show during its rollout period in 1996
"Kate Clinton has held the mirror that reflects every single issue that has faced us for the last 25 years. We've laughed with her, we've cried with her, and we've been changed by her," said Kate Kendell, Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
The above from the Kate Clinton Website: http://www.kateclinton.com/about-kate/