Atlanta’s 2020 Black Gay Pride weekend will certainly be written down in the history books, well the lack thereof. With the coronavirus pandemic affecting Atlanta and cities worldwide, majority of this year’s annual Pride festivities were cancelled. Thankfully, LGBT comedienne and activist Kia Comedy was able to bring together an all lesbian lineup for one of the funniest quarantined comedy shows in the southeast.
Coined as the Dyke-ish Comedy Show, the event took place at My Sister’s Room (MSR) in Midtown, one of Atlanta’s popular and longest running lesbian bars. Hosted by Kia Comedy along with Dj Lodi Dodi on the 1’s and 2’s, the event successfully brought out a huge crowd all while maintaining social distancing guidelines.
The lineup featured comedian KB 2 Funny aka the Bearded Lady of Comedy, KO B Koolin, Maria Sanchez, Felecia Lorene, Amari Perez, D. Lo and more. Each of them hilariously brought their own sauce and flava to the stage as people laughed and munched on hot wings and tacos from MSR’s delicious menu.
As expected, the comedians used relatable life experiences as lesbian studs to engage the audience, with jokes spanning from titty tape to lesbian femmes wanting to use the strap on their stud, even touching on mental health within the community and the importance of going to therapy.
With many of the local comedy clubs and bars being shut down, steady bookings for comedians and accompanying artists are extremely challenging to come by, especially for Black LGBT comedians. Despite the obstacles COVID-19 brought upon the city, many of the comedians acknowledged how thankful they were to have been given an opportunity to book a show and perform.
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We hope to see the Dyke-ish Comedy Show become an annual event for everyone to enjoy. We at Gaye pray that the coronavirus pandemic will soon release its clutch on the city’s financial stability just in time for more Black Gay Pride festivities to prosper next year.
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