Sign in. R min Biography, Drama. The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.
He occasionally speaks at universities and colleges throughout the United States, and is an active supporter of gay rights. He has been nominated for four Grammy Awards for his musical work. MacFarlane was instrumental in providing funding for the series, as well as securing studio support for it from other entertainment executives.
Comedian and "30 Rock" actor Tracy Morgan issued an apology today for his vicious tirade against gay people during a standup show in Nashville. I'm not a hateful person and don't condone any kind of violence against others," Morgan said in the statement. Audience member Kevin Rogers, who is gay, wrote on his Facebook page about Morgan's over-the-top comments at the show.
With a career that spanned more than 30 years, Lisa Lampanelli was a constant on the comedy scene. With numerous tours, Grammy nominations, and national TV guest appearances and specials under her belt, Lisa made headlines in when she lost more than pounds with the help of bariatric surgery. The comedian went on to speak with unflinching honesty about her lifelong food and body-image issues, and has since gone from insulter to inspirer. She announced her retirement from stand-up comedy on the Howard Stern radio program in late and is now dedicating her life to running transformational food and body-image workshops, performing in issue-oriented storytelling shows, and completing a rigorous life-coaching certification program.
Andrew Roane Dick born Andrew ThomlinsonDecember 21,  is an American comedian, actor, musician, and television and film producer. Best known as a comic, he is also known for his eccentric behavior, drug addiction, and sexual misconduct allegations and arrests. He is noted for his outlandish behavior from a number of Comedy Central Roasts and other appearances.
Kevin Meaney, a headliner on the stand-up comedy circuit for more than 30 years, was found dead on Friday at his home in Forestburgh, N. He was She said the cause was not yet known.
He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in Fierstein occasionally writes columns about gay issues. He was openly gay at a time when very few celebrities were.
T he businessman from Connecticut seemed game for a different night of entertainment — a variety show of sorts. What brand is it you say? With like 13 pairs of Spanx underneath. Hill then stopped and scanned the room, looking for a new, bemused face — the face not in on his joke.
New York and Los Angeles have long been the hubs of American comedy, with Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and a handful of other major American cities acting as regional beacons for hopeful stand-ups. But we wanted to know, because no one ever seems to ask: Who's hilarious in Hawaii, funny in Florida, killing in Kentucky, and slaying in South Dakota right now? We learned these things and much more while conducting a months-long survey of stand-up scenes across the country, and we're proud to present our findings in the form of this sprawling list of comedians you should know from all 50 states.