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July 23, 1993 | RICHARD STAYTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Kate Clinton is the lesbian you want to take home to meet your parents. Or to tell your kids a good-night story. She's so far out of the closet, so natural within her sexual identity, that a homophobe would beg her to spend the night. Outrageous, Clinton ain't; gracious, yes. She's maternal, astute and--above all--amusing. Well, "amusing" is too conservative. Perhaps "hersterical" more accurately defines this self-proclaimed "fumorist" (as in feminist humorist).
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January 19, 2001 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Washington, D.C., won't have Clinton to kick around on Inauguration Day--Kate Clinton, that is. The comedian (no relation to Bill), whose biting political commentary resounds from stages across the country to the news desks at CNN, will kick off her 20th year in show biz at the Long Beach Center Theatre on Saturday, coincidentally coinciding with festivities in the nation's capital. "It was either come to Long Beach or get some bail money together and go to D.C.
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October 22, 1997 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After Ellen DeGeneres made headlines last spring by coming out as a lesbian, comedian Kate Clinton suddenly found herself discussing the issue with all kinds of people. The discussion "really has trickled down in society in odd ways," said Clinton, who will perform at the Coach House on Friday. "I talked to my dad, who's 86. I told him, 'Gee, Dad, you figured out that Ellen is gay faster than you figured out that I was gay!' I loved that.
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October 22, 1997 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After Ellen DeGeneres made headlines last spring by coming out as a lesbian, comedian Kate Clinton suddenly found herself discussing the issue with all kinds of people. The discussion "really has trickled down in society in odd ways," said Clinton, who will perform at the Coach House on Friday. "I talked to my dad, who's 86. I told him, 'Gee, Dad, you figured out that Ellen is gay faster than you figured out that I was gay!' I loved that.
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January 19, 2001 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Washington, D.C., won't have Clinton to kick around on Inauguration Day--Kate Clinton, that is. The comedian (no relation to Bill), whose biting political commentary resounds from stages across the country to the news desks at CNN, will kick off her 20th year in show biz at the Long Beach Center Theatre on Saturday, coincidentally coinciding with festivities in the nation's capital. "It was either come to Long Beach or get some bail money together and go to D.C.
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July 18, 1993 | JAN BRESLAUER, Jan Breslauer is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Funny woman Kate Clinton sits in the neo-Victorian lobby of the famed Algonquin Hotel, the ghost of Dorothy Parker hovering nearby, and holds forth on Plumbing and Social Transformation. "Every civil rights movement has a bathroom moment," she says. "The women's movement had its bathroom moment, when we couldn't pass the Equal Rights Amendment because (people were afraid that) we'd have to have same-sex bathrooms. In the black civil rights movement, you couldn't share drinking fountains.
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June 16, 1995 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's been 14 years since Kate Clinton left her job teaching high-school English in upstate New York for a career as a stand-up comedian. But that doesn't mean she's stopped acting like a teacher. "If somebody is not paying attention in the audience," she noted with a chuckle, "I've been known to turn to the person and say, 'Would you like to share what you were talking about?' You fall back into those really annoying habits."
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October 10, 1994
Other cultural events celebrating National Coming Out Day in the greater Los Angeles area include: Theater: "The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me," written and performed by Dan Butler at Theater Geo, 1229 N. Highland Ave., (213) 466-1767, special performance tonight at 8, $10. Performance art: Sue Ellen Case in lecture-performance, "Performing Lesbian in the Age of Technology," Kinsey Hall Room 288, UCLA, Tuesday, 4 p.m., no admission charge.
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November 27, 1992 | ROBERT KOEHLER
The new WNYC-produced gay and lesbian variety show, "In the Life" (at 11:30 tonight on KCET-TV Channel 28), is a case of good news and bad news. It's a good sign that, just as publicly funded work by gays and lesbians is seemingly being targeted once again by Bush Administration arts officials, a PBS affiliate is hatching a show that celebrates gayness--and even more crucially, that fellow affiliates such as KCET are carrying it.
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July 30, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a case of television imitating art, Los Angeles performance artist Tim Miller--one of the so-called NEA Four who was denied a 1990 National Endowment for the Arts grant for his homosexual-themed work--will appear in an episode of HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show," to air in late August or September.
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June 16, 1995 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's been 14 years since Kate Clinton left her job teaching high-school English in upstate New York for a career as a stand-up comedian. But that doesn't mean she's stopped acting like a teacher. "If somebody is not paying attention in the audience," she noted with a chuckle, "I've been known to turn to the person and say, 'Would you like to share what you were talking about?' You fall back into those really annoying habits."
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July 23, 1993 | RICHARD STAYTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Kate Clinton is the lesbian you want to take home to meet your parents. Or to tell your kids a good-night story. She's so far out of the closet, so natural within her sexual identity, that a homophobe would beg her to spend the night. Outrageous, Clinton ain't; gracious, yes. She's maternal, astute and--above all--amusing. Well, "amusing" is too conservative. Perhaps "hersterical" more accurately defines this self-proclaimed "fumorist" (as in feminist humorist).
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 1993 | JAN BRESLAUER, Jan Breslauer is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Funny woman Kate Clinton sits in the neo-Victorian lobby of the famed Algonquin Hotel, the ghost of Dorothy Parker hovering nearby, and holds forth on Plumbing and Social Transformation. "Every civil rights movement has a bathroom moment," she says. "The women's movement had its bathroom moment, when we couldn't pass the Equal Rights Amendment because (people were afraid that) we'd have to have same-sex bathrooms. In the black civil rights movement, you couldn't share drinking fountains.
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February 14, 1995 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Kate Clinton, funny lesbian, came to Highways in Santa Monica last week with her new stand-up show, "Impure Thoughts." Although she expressed some lust at the thought of Jamie Lee Curtis in "True Lies," Clinton's act is hardly impure. Fresh-scrubbed, with a Julie Andrews haircut and a horror of body piercing, Clinton exhibits the cheerful self-possession of the high school English teacher she once was.
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June 6, 1992 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Imagine a gay "Ed Sullivan Show" with a touch of Oprah Winfrey mixed in. That's how producers describe "In the Life," an upbeat, variety/talk show/news magazine showcasing gay and lesbian entertainment and issues premiering Tuesday at 10 p.m. on KOCE Channel 50 as part of Gay Pride Week. "Most of what you see on TV presents the gay community in a problematic way" by focusing on such topics as anti-gay hate crimes or housing discrimination, said executive producer John Scagliotto.
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