OUT on Stage: The Series will debut Thursday, Jan. 17, on LGBT subscription-based streaming network Dekkoo.
Zach Noe Towers hosts the show, which features a line-up of renowned LGBTQ stand-up comedians.
"I don't think comedy is an easy field for anyone, but it can sometimes be especially difficult for those of us with unique, diverse voices," Towers said in a press release. "We're a much smaller percentage of the population, stage time can be harder to come by, and often times audiences aren't as willing to give us a chance. Even our peers can present a challenge. Open mics are often peppered with the voices of less progressive people, some of which find humor in homo/transphobic material.
"I would even be willing to bet that every queer comic out there has had to sit and listen to someone turn their life into a punchline. And this is why projects like OUT on Stage are so important. It not only provides a platform for new queer voices on the rise, but it brings us together. It creates a space for diverse voices to flourish and it's so important to have this kind of representation available."