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A cathartic comedy storytelling show about the age-old tale of coming out of the closet. LGBTQ comedians and performers tell their coming out and transitioning stories hosted by Shawn Hollenbach.

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A cathartic comedy storytelling show about the age-old tale of coming out of the closet. LGBTQ comedians and performers tell their coming out and transitioning stories hosted by Shawn Hollenbach.

    Season 2 Episode 12: Drew Tessier

    Season 2 Episode 12: Drew Tessier

    Drew Tessier grew up as a Catholic from the south with parents who played a 10-year-long game of "Chicken." He broke up with his last girlfriend on a sacred holiday as a theatre major as he had his Drew Awakening. 

    • 43 min
    Season 2 Episode 11: Vixy Youngblood

    Season 2 Episode 11: Vixy Youngblood

    Queer comedian, Vixy Youngblood discusses her very liberal parents and finding her place among the LGBTQ community sans a grand coming out struggle. 

    • 42 min
    Season 2 Episode 10: Jaye McBride

    Season 2 Episode 10: Jaye McBride

    Transgender stand-up comedian, Jaye McBride discusses her relationship with her religious family and invasive questions she gets asked by comedy goers. 

    • 39 min
    Season 2 Episode 9: Calvin Cato

    Season 2 Episode 9: Calvin Cato

    As a child of immigrants, Calvin Cato discusses being black while going to a predominantly white affluent school and navigating the difficulties of coming out to his gaming buddies. 

    • 56 min
    Season 2 Episode 8: Willam Belli

    Season 2 Episode 8: Willam Belli

    You know Willam from a million things including A Star is Born and RuPaul's Drag Race Royalty. He discusses his mother catching him in the act to making his way from Philadelphia to Hollywood in his coming out story. 

    • 17 min
    Season 2 Episode 7: Claudia Cogan

    Season 2 Episode 7: Claudia Cogan

    Claudia Cogan discusses her crush on Blair Warner and her biology teacher as an early teen. We also play a fun new game called "Queer or Sneer" and discuss her mom being a quick ally. 

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

Jaminjamming ,

Amazing podcast

Funny and woke

Plaid is Rad ,

Love the new format!

The new mix of stand-up/storytelling and post show interview totally works. The “story behind the story” is good. My new favorite podcast!

übergirl ,

At Last!!!!!!

Now this is a game changing podcast. First, the comics are hilarious and then they deep dive into the behind the scenes of how real their journeys are and how it all evolved into the jokes. So great!!! Second, what an amazing way to illustrate to straight people the fear, tenderness, heartbreak and triumph of coming out. So proud!! Thirdly, it’s just a good time, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry it’s better than Cats! Hahahaha!

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