Sunday, June 17, 2007

Kate Clinton: 25th Anniversary Tour

A little over 25 years ago, Kate Clinton quit a job teaching junior-high English to work as a stand-up comedian. She was an out-of-the-closet lesbian with a decidedly political act. Last year, she marked the anniversary with a cross-country "It's Come to This!" tour, and Andrea Meyerson tagged along part of the way with her camera, capturing a good chunk of Kate's routine, interspersed with interviews with Kate, her longtime partner Urvashi Vaid (an activist in such organizations as the NGLTF), other lesbian and gay comedians, and various other folks. Most of Kate's jokes are funny even to a gay man, and she stands as a "she-ro" to all of us for her activism. Maybe we could nominate Kate Clinton for President in 2008... Funny and a fitting tribute; worth seeing.

Kate Clinton: 25th Anniversary Tour, dir. Andrea Meyerson, 2007 USA, 60 min.

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