Bil Browning

Interview: Suzanne Westenhoefer on coming out & gay comics

Filed By Bil Browning | May 13, 2010 11:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Media
Tags: coming out of the closet, Ellen DeGeneres, gay comedians, gay comics, Indianapolis, Sean Hayes, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Talbott Street

Last night Jerame and I were invited guests to Suzanne Westenhoefer's comedy show to benefit Indy Pride. Suzanne had a very important message for queers nationwide that she wanted me to share:

I did a short phone interview with Suzanne before her show for Bilerico-Indiana, but after the benefit we continued the conversation on video. We talked about the recent spate of celebrities coming out of the closet and she dished about Ellen DeGeneres's coming out and how it affected Ellen's livelihood versus her own career as an openly gay comic.

Check it out after the jump.

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Bil, what's your issue with Sean Hayes? That's like the second time you've dissed him this week.