By: Adam Guerino at The Qu
Queer Comedy at Zanies has been named the Advocate.com‘s “9 LGBT Friendly Comedy Shows You Should Be Supporting,” Timeout Chicago‘s “Critic’s Pick,” The Redeye’s “Do” and included in Chicago Reader’s “The Agenda” and “Culture Vulture” with the praise “More, please.”
Chicago’s queer community is so amazingly diverse that it can be difficult to include everyone on stage but for Pride, we want to include the entire rainbow with gay, lesbian, bi, straight, trans comedians who are black, white, Indian and Asian. On Tuesday June 25th at 8:30pm, join us as we welcome headliner Carey Callahan, host Adam Guerino and featuring Kellye Howard, Sapna Kumar, Joel Kim Booster and Michelle Rene Thompson. Portions of the proceeds from the show will go toward The Night Ministry’s The Crib, the only youth homeless shelter in Lakeview.
Twenty-six percent of LGBTQ youth were kicked out of their homes when they came out. Queer youth are seven times more likely to be victims of crime and three times more likely to engage in survival sex. There are 15,000 homeless youth in Chicago and up to 40% of them identify as queer.
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