Windy City Media Group Frontpage News Home
CELEBRATING 28+ YEARS OF Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender NEWS

Search Gay News Articles
Advanced Search
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2014-08-27
Download Issue
  News Index       Archives   About WCMG    Publications    Bars & Clubs     Calendar   Videos   Advertisers    OUT! Guide    Classifieds   AIDS @ 32
 Local | National | World | Politics | Obits | Profiles | Views | Entertainment | Theater | Dance | Music | Film | Art | Books | TV/Gossip
 Travel | History | Marriage | Youth | Trans | Lesbian | Celebrations | Food | Nightlife | Sports | Health | Real Estate | Autos | Pets | Crime

Spotlight: House of Mirth Spotlight: House of Mirth
Dead Writers Theatre Collective gets all dressed up in fancy period dress ...

Browse Gay News Index   Browse Gay News Archives
  Windy City Times

Comic Judy Tenuta to perform gay marriages at Laugh Factory
From a news release
2012-09-04

facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email


CHICAGO, Sept. 4, 2012 - Comedian Judy Tenuta, who recently became an ordained minister, has offered to perform free gay marriages on the stage of the new Laugh Factory Chicago as part of her 8 p.m. shows this Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 6 -8th.

Laugh Factory is located at 3175 N. Broadway, at Belmont, in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. Straight couples are encouraged to participate as well. To buy tickets or arrange a wedding ceremony contact Laugh Factory Chicago at LaughFactory.com or call 773.327.3175. Tickets are $25 and $34 (VIP seating) in advance; $29 at the door. There is a two drink minimum.

Tenuta, who mantra is "marriage is not about the state, it's not about the government, and I will marry them in eyes of GD," hopes to beat Sam Kinison's record of marrying 150 couples at Laugh Factory Hollywood in 1991. "It could happen!"said Tenuta, employing her often quoted comedic catch phrase.

Jamie Masada, owner of the Laugh Factory, added "So many married straight people are miserable, I don't see why gay people can't be miserable too. Why should heterosexuals have the monopoly on unhappiness?"

The happy nuptials will be followed by a standup performance by Tenuta whose outrageous comic persona has been developed through a series of TV ads for MTV, as well as HBO, Showtime and Lifetime specials which became popular and gained her a loyal following. In fact, people love her comedy so much that they convert to her self-proclaimed religion, "Judyism." The self-described "Aphrodite of the Accordion" has made hundreds of guest and co-hosting appearances on such popular TV shows as The View, Late Night with David Letterman, Larry King Live, Entertainment Tonight and Comics Unleashed. Not only was she the first female stand-up comic to win "Best Female Comedian" at the American Comedy Awards, her CDs "Attention Butt-Pirates," "In Goddess We Trust" and "Lesbetarians!" scored her two Grammy nominations.

Tenuta also has appeared in The Vagina Monologues and Menopause the Musical in Chicago and L.A. A strong advocate for gays, children and women's issues, the fun-loving feminist preaches that all women should be worshipped as "Love Goddesses!"

Note: Tenuta will also perform at 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8. All shows will include a set by director, screenwriter and creator of the original Meet the Parents, Greg Glienna. The evening's host is Bill Cruz. Note: Two drink minimum for all performances.

Highlights of more upcoming shows at Laugh Factory Chicago:

Special event - Just added!

Tom Dreesen - Comedy in Harmony

Sunday, Sept 9, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

Chicago's own Tom Dreesen, accompanied by an A Capella group, headlines Laugh Factory for one night only!

Leo Flowers - "Lazily Ambitious" live CD taping

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $15 (pre-sale general admission); $20 (at the door); $20 (pre-sale VIP admission)

Jamie Kennedy

Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 27-29, 2012

Thursday at 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Tickets: $25 (pre-sale general admission); $30 (at the door); $30-$35 (pre-sale VIP admission)

Felipe Esparza (Winner, NBC's Last Comic Standing - 2010)

Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 25-28, 2012

Thursday at 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Sunday at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $20 (pre-sale general admission); $25 (at the door); $30 (pre-sale VIP admission)

Colin Kane

Tuesday through Sunday, Nov. 27-Dec. 2, 2012

Tuesday-Thursday at 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Sunday at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $15-20 (pre-sale general admission); $20-25 (at the door); $25-30 (pre-sale VIP admission)

For more information about the Laugh Factory and to learn about upcoming shows at the new Chicago location, call 773.327.3175 or visit LaughFactory.com .

About Laugh Factory

Opening its doors in 1979, the world famous Laugh Factory has been recognized as "the #1 comedy club in the country" by the high-profile newspaper USA Today. With locations in Hollywood (its original Sunset Boulevard locale), Long Beach, Las Vegas and now Chicago, comedy's top stars - as well as today's brightest emerging talent - shine on its legendary stage.

Founder Jamie Masada - the driving force behind the Laugh Factory - is revered as a pioneer and innovator and is an iconic name on the comedy scene, instrumental in launching the careers of many of today's biggest comics. The New York Daily News called him the "Real King of Comedy." His knowledge and expertise have made him a leading authority on all things comedy and his advice is highly regarded by the entertainment industry's top power brokers.

Among the comedians who have performed at the club are Tim Allen, Louis Anderson, Roseanne Barr, Milton Berle, David Brenner, Nick Cannon, Drew Carey, George Carlin, Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook, Rodney Dangerfield, Ellen DeGeneres, Phyllis Diller, Tom Dreesen, Jeff Dunham, Jeff Foxworthy, Redd Foxx, Brad Garrett, Eddie Griffin, Kathy Griffin, Buddy Hackett, Bob Hope, Andy Kaufman, Sam Kinison, Martin Lawrence, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Richard Lewis, George Lopez, Bernie Mac, Bill Maher, Howie Mandel, Carlos Mencia, Larry Miller, Mo'Nique, Paul Mooney, Eddie Murphy, Kevin Pollack, Richard Pryor, Paul Reiser, Chris Rock, Paul Rodriguez, Ray Romano, Bob Saget, Mort Sahl, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, Wanda Sykes, Chris Tucker, Damon Wayans, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Flip Wilson, Robin Williams, Jonathan Winters, Steven Wright, Henny Youngman and many, many more.

For more information, visit LaughFactory.com .


facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily
agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here.
Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you
stay on this page, the more you help us.

Musical theater incubator launches with Chicago-native/Broadway stars 2014-08-27
Broadway in Chicago puts on free summer show 2014-08-27
'Fringe' festival features diversity of shows, performers 2014-08-27
THEATER REVIEW On the Town 2014-08-27
THEATER REVIEW Stupid F*kg Bird 2014-08-27
THEATER REVIEW Clemente: The Legend of 21 2014-08-27
CRITICS' PICKS 2014-08-27
Witch Slap! 2014-08-27
Spotlight: House of Mirth 2014-08-27
Wanda Sykes talks kids, family and hitting the road 2014-08-27
Performer from 'RuPaul' in Chicago Sept. 3 2014-08-26
Collective throws 'Queerpocalypse' preview 2014-08-26
Goodman, Drury Lane lead Jeff Awards Equity nomS 2014-08-21
THEATER REVIEW Steppenwolf First Look Repertory of New Work 2014-08-20
Kiss of 'Meth' Writer/performer Strafford on play on addiction 2014-08-20
THEATER REVIEW Some Men 2014-08-20
CRITICS' PICKS 2014-08-20
THEATER REVIEW Coraline 2014-08-20
THEATER REVIEW All Our Tragic 2014-08-20
Steppenwolf First Look Repertory of New Work 2014-08-20
Theater Spotlight: My First Time 2014-08-19
'Billy Elliot' at Drury Lane in 2015 2014-08-19
Jane Lynch to announce Jeff Award nominations 2014-08-19
Willa Taylor showcases Goodman's behind-the-script talents 2014-08-19
Kinky Boots returning to Chicago in 2015 2014-08-19
'The Marvelettes' at Black Ensemble thru Sept. 7 2014-08-19
Chicago Theatre Week expanding next year 2014-08-19
'Jangleheart Circus' at The Den Aug. 21-23 2014-08-19
Tales of a Stage 4 Cancer: One woman plus one woman comedy show 2014-08-14
THEATER REVIEW Down Range 2014-08-13
THEATER REVIEW Fiddler on the Roof 2014-08-13
THEATER REVIEW The Dueling Gentlemen 2014-08-13
THEATER SPOTLIGHT Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Theater Fest 2014-08-13
THEATER REVIEW Churchill 2014-08-13
CRITICS' PICKS 2014-08-13
Jane Lynch to announce Jeff Awards Aug. 21 2014-08-12
Willa Taylor showcases Goodman Theatre's original behind the script talents 2014-08-11
THEATER REVIEW Intimate Apparel 2014-08-06
THEATER REVIEW Take the Cake 2014-08-06
CRITICS' PICKS 2014-08-06





Copyright © 2014 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 



 

DINING Freshii's Alex Blair on expanding empire
 
7th Circuit hears arguments for Indiana, Wisconsin equal marriage
 
Before we go moving the Pride Parade...
 
E3 Radio to host 'Purple Tie' event
 
Michael Jackson tribute Aug. 28-30 in Gary, Indiana
 
Windy City Times Current DownloadNightspots Current DownloadQueercast Current Download
Windy City Media Group BlogsJoin Our Email List!Donate Now



  News Index       Archives   About WCMG    Publications    Bars & Clubs     Calendar   Videos   Advertisers    OUT! Guide    Classifieds   AIDS @ 32
 Local | National | World | Politics | Obits | Profiles | Views | Entertainment | Theater | Dance | Music | Film | Art | Books | TV/Gossip
 Travel | History | Marriage | Youth | Trans | Lesbian | Celebrations | Food | Nightlife | Sports | Health | Real Estate | Autos | Pets | Crime



About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video      News Videos      Nightspots Videos      Entertainment Videos      Queercast Videos      Comedy Videos     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.