Queerotica 2019

Thursday February 7: 7:30PM 8:30PM

Tickets for this event are $5 and include a Strand gift card. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room, located on the 3rd floor of Strand and accessible via the stairs or elevator at 826 Broadway.


Join us once again in the Rare Book Room for another round of Queerotica Comedy, the first of 2019! We will welcome back local comedian and show mastermind Sam Morrison and say hello to a line up of fresh new faces for another hilarious evening of LGBTQ stand up. In the words of the show producers themselves, "Sex is history and gay sex is neglected. This show celebrates the life of queer sex from the first African Queens to surefire homosexual Mike Pence. Each show highlights an artifact of queer sex and a lineup of comedians talking about queer sex!" See below for the lineup!

Jo Firestone is a Brooklyn-based comedian whose work can be seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Joe Pera Talks With You, The Chris Gethard Show, and heard on Earwolf and WFMU. Her half hour special aired on Comedy Central in 2016, and her album, The Hits is available now on Comedy Central Records. If you like puns, check out her game, Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers.

Tim Dillon is a Stand up comedian, writer, and actor. He was a new face at the Montreal Comedy Festival in 2016. He won the title of New York's Funniest 2016 at Carolines NY Comedy Festival. In 2017 he was named of the top ten comics you need to know by Rolling Stone magazine. He had two specials premiere in 2018, a Comedy Central Half Hour and a Netflix Quarter hour. He created and hosts Tim Dillon's Real NY Tour which takes the audience on a double decker bus through Manhattan. He has performed at the Oddball Comedy Festival, the Glasgow Comedy Festival, SXSW, among others. He has been on the Christ Gethard show on Fusion, Gotham Comedy Live on AXS tv, Fox's Red Eye, Tru Tv's Comedy Knockout, and season two of WYFD with Big Jay Oakerson on Seeso. He hosts a Podcast called Tim Dillon is Going to Hell.

Samantha Ruddy tells jokes, writes funny stuff, and weasels her way into your heart with her girl-next-door charm. At the age of 26, she's headlined Carolines on Broadway and recently taped her first late night set for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that will air in early 2019. She has also appeared in videos for Comedy Central and performed at national comedy festivals like New York Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

Sophie Santos is a comedian and writer based in Brooklyn, NY who Time Out NY recently named as one of the LGBTQ POC comedians you should know. A semi-finalist for both the Fox Writers Lab and Sundance Episodic Lab, she has written for MTV and BRIC TV. She performs regularly at UCB and has been seen at venues such as Club Cumming, The Duplex, The Bell House and Union Hall (most recently with the sold out run of Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical). She is one half of the sultry sketch show, Riverdale Live (based on the hit CW show), and currently co-hosts The Lesbian Agenda, a Variety Show, at Union Hall.

Sam Morrison is a New York City-based comedian who tours colleges, theaters, and comedy clubs nationally. He has been on SiriusXMRadio and the Travel Channel, and will be featured on a PBS documentary about up and coming stand up comedians. He has been in commercials for Apple, Mattress Firm, and HIV Pharma. He was named one of Mogul Magazine's Comics to Watch in 2018, is the 1st place winner of the Make Me Laugh Comedy Competition, and was called "a rising star" by Broadway Kingdom.

Remy Kassimir NYC Stand Up Comedian & host of @howcumpodcast (about the female O!) & @wereallyloveisl (about a reality show!). She was recently seen on Netflix's Explained!

Sami Schwaeber is a Brooklyn based musical comedian and actress that sings about her panic disorder, sexuality, and family. 

Host: Joanne Filan: Growing up in New Jersey (but refusing to die there), Joanne Filan has made her way around the comedy club scene and around the comedy country. Performing at well-known places such as The Friars Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Caroline's, Greenwich Village Comedy Club and more, not to mention a fixture in the traveling show, The Broads of Broadway, she is well known in the comedy world. She even reaches the masses through her TV and media appearances, including Here TV, Comedy Time TV, and in Comics Favorite Jokes in the NY Post. She can also be seen in a new documentary entitled Words: An Exploration of Identity.