For Gaypril, comedienne Kate Clinton will perform “You Look Like You Could Use A Laugh” at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 21, in Albright Auditorium. This event is being sponsored by HWS Pride Alliance, Women’s Collective, and the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men.
An author and columnist, Clinton is known for her monologues, the material for which ranges from fresh political commentary of the daily news to savvy send-ups of modern family relationships, as well as illuminating perspectives on life as a gay American. Reviews for her work have been phenomenal. Ben Brantley of the New York Times says, “She has developed a bizarrely logical, seemingly free-associating style of delivery…had this critic in tears from laughing so hard.”
Clinton has six comedy albums to her credit, including “Babes in Joyland,” “Comedy You Can Dance To” and her most recent, “Read These Lips.” In 1993, Clinton’s show “Out Is In” debuted in Los Angeles to rave reviews, then moved to New York, where it enjoyed a brief off-Broadway run. In 1999, her one-woman show “Correct Me If I’m Right” premiered off-Broadway at the Westbeth Theatre Center.
Clinton made it to the Great White Way in 2001, when she replaced Dick Cavett as the narrator in “The Rocky Horror Show.” That same year she appeared in a sold-out benefit performance of “The Vagina Monologues” at Madison Square Garden, the proceeds of which went to end violence against women.
In addition, Clinton writes monthly columns for The Progressive and The Advocate magazines, in which she makes light of the state of our nation and those who have put us there.