If your name is Gater, Skeeter, Goober, Goner, Donner or Blitzen spittoon’s will be confiscated on sight. If your home is registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles, you may protest me but you must park your house on the yellow brick road… We are in Kansas after all. And finally, Fred Phelps was once overheard saying, ‘I’ll leave the little queers alone when Iowa lets a homo marry and pigs fly.’
Well, Iowa allows Gay Marriage and Swine Flu.”
About The Show In Question:
Gay Up Stand Up is coming to Wichita for one night only headlined by Last Comic Standing’s and VH1’s Outrageous comedian ANT!
Saturday, May 23rd 8:00pm Orpheum Performing Arts Centre 200 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67202
The Gay Up Stand Up Tour is heading to Wichita. This power-packed show features Jason Dudey, Jen Kober and the inimitable Celebrity Fit Club host, ANT®. The Gay Up Stand Up tour brings nationally known stand ups right into America’s heartland. Each month they hit a new city booking the most hilarious comics OUT on television today. Everyone is welcome and a Gay Ole’ time is guaranteed. So if the economy has got you down, come laugh it up and take home their brand of stimulus!
Jason Dudey – Born in Wichita KS, raised in Baltimore MD, a New York City runaway now residing in Los Angeles, Jason Dudey is a combo of Midwest values, East Coast attitude and West Coast mentality. He is back at the Orpheum this year with more tales of the gay life. Dudey, as he is affectionately called, is the guy next door who just happens to be gay. The Gay Next Door if you will. Who knew? Apparently everyone knew but him. After being a fake-a-date for 9 proms, he blew the doors off the closet and has never looked back. This hysterical guy is not to be missed with his quirky views on love, life and family. He is a host and producer of Gay Up Stand Up. He’s been seen on LOGO’s Wisecracks, OutLaugh Comedy Festival and this year’s Last Comic Standing on NBC. Jason can be seen touring the country with ANT, Kathleen Madigan and Craig Shoemaker. Finally, look for his half hour special One Night Stand Up on LOGO airing now.
Jen Kober – Jen lives to make people laugh! Originally from Lake Charles, LA – Jen Kober has bounded onto the national stage bringing crowds to their feet with her original blend of stand-up, story telling, and improvised rock-n-roll comedy. Her hard-hitting hour is phenomenally funny as Kober commands the stage and dares you not to laugh.
Classically trained at The Theatre School of DePaul University in Chicago, Jen Kober is also an accomplished actress. Jen has toured successfully with her improvised one woman shows, JUNK IN MY TRUNK and MY BIG FAT COMEDY SHOW. In 2006 Jen was the Runner Up in the MySpace Stand Up/Sit Down Comedy Challenge, which aired on both TBS and as part of Comic Relief 2006 on HBO. In 2007 Jen appeared on Showtime’s White Boyz in the Hood Lifetime’s improvised sitcom Love Spring International and Comics Unleashed. She was also the host of Up For Laughs on TBS sponsored by Sierra Mist. In 2008 Jen appeared in Jamie Kennedy’s new comedy documentary Heckler, was a featured comedian on Oxygen’s 25iest Celebrity Bad Girls Gone Good, and she headlined at over 180 colleges across the country. 2009 already has Jen appearing on NESN’s Comedy All Stars in April, and her DELICIOUS TOUR will be playing at colleges and comedy clubs all year.
ANT® – Hyper, irreverent, and downright fabulous, ANT (spelled in caps) has steadily climbed the comedy hill to become one of the most successful openly gay comedians of our time. A regular guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Tyra Banks show, ANT is the only comedian to appear on all five seasons of NBC’s hit series Last Comic Standing, most recently as a judge. Currently, he’s the host of VH1’s juggernaut smash Celebrity Fit Club, entering its 7th season, and the star of MTV’s LOGO Network series, “U.S. of ANT.” In 2008, ANT ventured out of his comfort zone, appearing in the VH1 series, “Celebri-Cadabra.” a competition show featuring magic and celebrities. His hit stand-up DVD, “ANT: America’s Ready” and comedy CD “Follow my ass!” have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and are available in stores nationwide and online at every CD/DVD retailer including amazon.com. Newly slim and trim after an impressive 34lb weight loss on the NutriSystem diet program, they named ANT spokesman joining Tori Spelling and Jillian Barberi in a $20 million dollar ad campaign for 2008-2009. ANT’s daily video blog, “The ANT Colony,” has taken the web by storm. Consistently rated as one of the top 10 celebrity blogs on MySpace and at mirror site www.nbc.com/ant, The ANT Colony has enlightened over a million visitors per month. www.antcomic.com/blog.
Gay Up Stand Up – Gay Up Stand Up With Flair, happens at the Orpheum Performing Arts Centre, Tickets are $15 each and available in advance through www.selectaseat.com or $20 at the door the night of the show. Hurry as this show will sell out and advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.