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Lea DeLaria

Born 23 May 1958.
Lea DeLaria

Biography

Lea DeLaria (born May 23, 1958) is an American comedian, actress, and jazz musician. The "famously controversial" DeLaria was "the first openly gay comic to break the late-night talk-show barrier" with her 1993 appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show.

DeLaria has performed stand-up comedy for over 25 years and is a prominent figure in the world of LGBT comedy. She began her career billing herself as "That Fucking Dyke"; she states "I called myself that because I would walk down the street and people would yell (it) at me. But after two years of performing I would walk down the street and people would yell (it) at me and I wouldn't know if they were a fan or not!"

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Double Standards

    Double Standards

    Reviewed by Nick Reynolds
    Comedienne and jazz singer Lea Delaria takes on songs from Patti Smith, Soundgarden,...
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