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Outlook Columbus and the Funny Bone Comedy Club have teamed up to present a gay ‘ol night of hilarity Monday, Nov. 14.

The Big Gay Funny Ha-Ha” will feature nationally acclaimed out gay comedian Scott Kennedy, along with local openly gay comedians Joseph Ivan and Zack Baird.

Kennedy is an Los Angeles comedian originally from Texas who’s one of the founders of the popular Gay Comedy Jam Tour and has become known mostly for his raved USO military comedy tours. His latest comedy CD, titled “Really?!?!,” was released back in 2006, which you can purchase here.

Here’s Kennedy’s bio from his Web site:

Scott Kennedy began comedy in Lubbock, Texas after a friend entered him in an amateur comedy competition. Once bitten by the comedy bug, he quit his long list of “real jobs” and started touring the country. When asked if he was surprised about his new career, Scott replies, “Not surprised that I do stand-up comedy, I was always kind of the class clown. Surprised that I’m gay? I’m sure some will be surprised.”

This ex-offensive lineman is one of the founders of The Gay Comedy Jam which has sold-out shows in 150 cities across the US and Canada. Along with the tour, Scott has headlined comedy clubs and theatres coast to coast and has sold out the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas TWICE! Scott is the only comedian that can do a 45-minute set without ever mentioning his sexuality and get a standing ovation and can turn around and do another 45-minute set centered around his sexuality. He has risen through the ranks and become one of the most unique comics in the world.

As of May 2011, Scott has made 43 tours to Iraq and 11 to Afghanistan; doing up to 5 shows each day. Scott has done more shows in combat zones than any other entertainer in the world.. even Bob Hope!!!

And here’s video of Kennedy’s appearance on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”:

To my knowledge, this is the Funny Bone’s first comedy show specifically featuring and advertising openly gay comedians. I’m definitively planning to attend and can’t wait, it looks like it’s going to be a good time. I also hear through the grape vine that Outlook is planning to make this an annual event, which I support 110 percent!

“The Big Gay Funny Ha-Ha” is 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 at Funny Bone Comedy Club (145 Easton Town Center, Columbus). Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling 614-471-5653 or online at www.columbusfunnybone.com. For more info visit the event’s Facebook page.

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Comments on: "Ohio Queers: Funny Bone Columbus hosts gay comedians revue Monday" (1)

  1. Military Boyz was founded on 9/21/2002.

    A continuing vision of co-founder Navy Petty officer Malcolm Finnie and military wife Chaune Finnie began a life purpose of bringing much needed humor to the men and women who serve our country throughout the world.
    Malcolm Finnie has had firsthand experience in the theatre of War being deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom after 9/11/2001. He had a part in liberating the Iraqi people.

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