Inland NW LGBT Center Presents Suzanne Westenhoefer

Date: Friday, December 7, 2012

Showtime: 8pm

Price: $25 in advance, $50 VIP. $35 at the door. A $2 Bing Crosby Theater facilities fee is added to each ticket

The first openly gay comedian in the United  States, Suzanne has delivered gay material to  straight audiences in mainstream comedy clubs  beginning in NYC since the early ’90s. After  accepting a dare, she entered the world of comedy  by accident and her life has never been the same  since. Suzanne soon became the first lesbian  comedian to garner an HBO Comedy Special,  earning her a Cable Ace Award nomination.  

Additionally, a performance on “Late Night with  David Letterman” marked the first by an openly  lesbian comedian. Suzanne works mostly unscripted, so when  she hits the stage it’s an unpredictable, original  night of comedy magic. On land or at sea, Suzanne  delights audiences with over 100 performances a  year at theatres, clubs, colleges, fundraisers and  cruise and resort vacations (Olivia, Sweet and  RSVP Vacations).

Having toured with the Indigo Girls and Ani DiFranco while on Olivia Cruises, Suzanne wishes she’d been born a rockstar.  Her comedy special and documentary, “A  Bottom on Top,” aired on LOGO  Television in fall  2007. In the summer of 2006, Suzanne starred  nightly on the GSN’s remake of the classic game  show, “I’ve Got a Secret.” HBO, Bravo and LOGO  TV specials dot her resume. 

In the past year, she’s ended up on the cutting room floor of a movie in post-production, gotten a divorce, re-entered the insanity of the dating world  – all of which have created more laughter-inducing opportunities than she ever thought possible. 

She’s bad…and she knows it.  She’s also rip-roaring hilarity wrapped up with a silver bow and a gift tag that says, “Just Try Me.”  All we have to say about that is…”Where do we sign up?”

Suzanne’s new material is based on her ever-changing view of life after…well, everything. She’s a brand-new woman around town with striking insights based on a jilted year that has finally – thankfully -– ended. Stick with her and she’ll take you for a ride on the wild side with plenty of Pinot to keep it interesting. All aboard!

For the price of one VIP ticket, join us after the show for a meet and greet with this outstanding comedian.

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