Kate Clinton has been performing comedy for over 30 years and has created several successful one-woman shows. Clinton describes herself as a "feminist humorist", and her smart, politically charged comedy comes from her own unique perspective as a gay Catholic living in America. In her live comedy special, Read THESE Lips, Clinton touches on a variety of clever bits including, why gay men are bad bowlers, her screwball trip to India with her partner, and well-timed quips on The Supreme Court, the Oscars, and big businesses like Microsoft.
Kate has worked with some of the great writers and performers of our time. She participated in a staged reading of Tony Kushner's play SLAVS with Olympia Dukakis, Tracey Ullman, and Madeline Kahn at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York. Kate hosted an evening at the Kennedy Center when Richard Pryor received the first-ever Mark Twain Award. And she emceed the AmFAR Seasons of Hope event, where Clive Davis, Michael Douglas, and Billy Crystal presented awards to Quincy Jones, Sharon Stone, and Robin Williams.
My only wish is that there was MORE! Need more Kate! Love her rapid-fire, thoughtful humor!
Would you consider the audio edition of Read THESE Lips to be better than the print version?
It's a recording of a stand up routine. And a really funny one. Kate gives us her views on life, Politics, love and makes you laugh really hard. This was recorded in the early 2000's when George W, Bush was president. And she does give Bush a hard time along with Bob Doyal and the Mars Probe just to name a few of her topics she talks about. Even though some of this is dated it's still a Dyke's dream to rock your world.. Kate is the god-mother of lesbian comedy. But she doesn't just talk about gay stuff, no she talks about stuff in America. She is just plain funny.;
Who was your favorite character and why?
It's all Kate all the time; doing one of her best monologues. She makes you laugh until you are crying;You laugh so hard you sides will hurt.
Which scene was your favorite?
The parts were she talks about George Bush, And The parts were she is talking about the Oscar and Barbara Walters. And when she talks about going to India and her girlfriend and Bob Jones U. And the Microsoft parts. And I could go on and on. It's just a funny CD and it's just a great funny stand up routine.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I like how she pointed out how small the lesbian community is and how every one seems to know each other and how we just seem to trade around our dating pool. You have to hear her routine on this but it's funny.
Any additional comments?
Kate is the God Mother of Lesbian comedy and her insights into life are a lot of fun to hear even though this a dated CD. It is still funny. Kate just is still relevant today. And part of our history, Don't miss this.