Lea DeLaria

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by Lea DeLaria

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23 May 1958, Belleville, Illinois, USA. DeLaria was raised in East St. Louis where her father played piano in a local jazz band. Becoming prominent in the world of lesbian stand-up comedy, DeLaria gained a reputation for her raunchy persona and the barbed political commentary that formed the core of her act. This controversial aspect of her work attracted attention outside the gay and lesbian community. Integrated into her stand-up comedy routines were musical numbers and, unusually for the... Read more

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jazz
female vocalist
comedy
queer
stand-up
gay comedy
homophobia is so gay
jazz vocalist
stand-up comedy
stand up
stand up comedy
humor
solo
broadway
female vocalists
female
musical theatre
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