EVENTS: The LOL Word’s big online comedy gayla

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Join this inclusive queer comedy night from the comfort of your own home! BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS As lockdown restrictions loom closer, you might be thinking of all the live comedy you’ll be missing out on over the next few months. But fear not! The LOL Word are taking their hilarious queer comedy night online for [….]

COMEDY: Say hello to Grace Kuhlenschmidt, your new favourite TikToker

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The “straight lesbian comedian” on everyone’s feed right now BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS If you’re anything like me, you’ve been stuck in a vicious cycle since the beginning of lockdown. Download TikTok, delete TikTok, re-download it, repeat. But, there’s one queen of comedy whose content I couldn’t bare to leave behind.  New York based 25-year-old comic, [….]

EVENTS: What’s on at Brighton Fringe?

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Brighton Fringe is back for it’s Autumn Season in 2020, with a few LGBTQI treats in store  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Even in these strange times, Brighton Fringe’s Autumn Season is back for 2020 with plenty of queer content coming your way. With more than 50 events taking place in a COVID-safe way across Brighton, as [….]

PODCAST: Out With Suzi Ruffell is back with fresh LGBTQI stories to share

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DIVA caught up with the comic-turned-podcast-icon to chat all things series two and life after lockdown  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY AEMAN SUKKAR Cast your mind all the way back to April and you might remember the start of Out With Suzi Ruffell – a solo podcast from the stand-up supremo herself along with some [….]

Five of the best lez/bi comedians of colour

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Some seriously funny ladies to make you LOL BY KAT HALSTEAD Chaunté Wayans View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chaunte’ Wayans (@cwayans) on Dec 17, 2019 at 10:21am PST Handpicked by Tiffany Haddish to star in her new Netflix series, They Ready, with her own half-hour stand-up special, the buzz is big [….]

NEWS: Punkie Johnson joins Saturday Night Live cast

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Punkie is the first ever Black, openly lesbian comedian to ever be cast on the show  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM In its 45 year history, Saturday Night Live hasn’t always been praised for its treatment for LGBTQI individuals. But in recent years, we have slowly seen the show become more queer friendly.  With [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: DIVA meets comedy legend Fortune Feimster

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Fortune Feimster has a heart-to-heart with Roxy Bourdillon about the special women in her life BY ROXY BOURDILLON Fortune Feimster is one of the world’s most successful lesbian comedians, having starred in megahits like The Mindy Project, Chelsea Lately and a hilariously relatable Netflix special (sample line: “My friend gave me a Fitbit… and I [….]