About Queer Queens of Qomedy
From Carson and Letterman, Seinfeld and Saturday Night Live, you name it, Carol Leifer has done it all. She is an internationally acclaimed comic, comedy writer and producer. She spent three years writing for “Seinfeld” eventually going on to produce, which earned her both the Writers Guild and Emmy Award nominations. As a stand-up in the 80’s and 90’s she worked the comedy circuit including opening for Frank Sinatra in Vegas and had over 25 appearances on Letterman. Leifer’s “inner monologue” observational style is often autobiographical encompassing subjects about her Jewish ancestry and upbringing, coming out, same sex marriage, relationships (having been married previously to a man and now partnered with a woman) and parenting. Her first book of humorous essays, entitled When You Lie About Your Age, The Terrorists Win was released on March 10, 2009. In it, she discusses the moment she discovered she might be gay and how her life has changed for the better. She is currently writing for this year’s Oscars.
Poppy Champlin is producing this three-city tour that goes from Columbus to Toledo and on to Cincinnati. Champlin has appeared on Showtime, LOGO, VH-1, Comedy Central, Oprah, and won the title of America’s Funniest Real Woman on The Joan Rivers Show. The third queen in this silly trilogy is Columbus’s own Brooke Cartus. Brooke has worked with such comics as Paula Poundstone, Fortune Feimster and Jen Kober. As an activist she has hosted benefits for HRC and Planned Parenthood. Her Blog: “Size ‘L’ for Lady” has been featured on Huff Post- Gay Voices. Poppy is thrilled to announce that Equality Toledo is helping to sponsor the Queens show and will receive some proceeds from it. Sapphire Books, “The Gem in Lesbian Publishing.” is also a proud sponsor of the Queens.
This show is guaranteed to be just what the doctor ordered. So come get a shot of 100 proof laughter, the nectar of the Goddess.