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Suzanne Westenhoefer

Suzanne Westenhoefer

What words best describe Comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer? How about bold, bawdy, and just plain hilarious? Not afraid to ask tough questions that uncover the laughs underneath, Suzanne’s made a career out of telling the truth. And the truth is, life is funny.

And now, Suzanne takes it to the road one more time with her upcoming tour Semi-Sweet.

Whether you’ve seen her one time or twenty, Suzanne Westenhoefer’s new show for 2011 is not to be missed. The iconic lesbian comedian has embarked on a crazy, all-new, heart-pumping, mind-bending, hilarious romp through heartbreak, comedy, life, love, and everything about couples un-coupling in the modern world. You’ve never seen Suzanne like this before!

“I’m calling the new show Semi-Sweet because there’s a lot of sweet stuff to talk about…. and a lot of stuff that, well, isn’t,” says Westenhoefer. “The show is cry-laugh funny, and a little bit thought-provoking at the same time. It’s all about the changes that have occurred in my life over the past year. Some have been good… and some not-so-much. I thought the name Semi-Sweet captured that perfectly.”

The first round of the Semi-Sweet tour stops will include Seattle, Denver, and Alexandria in January with San Francisco, CA, and Ephrata, PA in April. Last year, Westenhoefer celebrated the 20th year of her career in comedy with her widely acclaimed tour, “Totally Inappropriate.”

“Even if you saw me last year, you’ll want to come back because there’s some crazy, fresh, new content that will knock your socks off. This tour is going to be unlike any other you’ve ever seen.” Westenhoefer adds, “Expect 75-90 minutes of non-stop inappropriate comedy!”

Curve magazine voted Westenhoefer “America’s Funniest Lesbian” and she has recently appeared in fan-favorite We Have to Stop Now (also starring lesbian icons Meredith Baxter, Cathy DeBuono, and Jill Bennett). Westenhoefer will also be seen in the upcoming Nicole Conn film A Perfect Ending. Filming is scheduled to begin in Spring 2011.

After entering the world of comedy on a dare, Suzanne has been delivering gay material in mainstream clubs to straight audiences and proudly performing within the LGBT community ever since. She became the first openly lesbian comic ever to appear on television in 1991 on an episode of Sally Jesse Raphael entitled “Breaking the Lesbian Stereotype…Lesbians Who Don’t Look Like Lesbians.” She went on to become the first openly gay comic to host her own HBO Comedy Special in 1994, which earned her a Cable Ace Award nomination. Other television appearances include The Late Show with David Letterman, GSN’s remake of the classic game show, “I’ve Got a Secret” as well as HBO, Bravo, and LOGO TV specials. Now beginning her 20th year of side-splitting merriment, she continues to forge new ground while enjoying her well-earned reputation as a pioneer on the lesbian comedy scene.

Suzanne’s GLAMA award-winning specials “Nothing in my Closet but my Clothes,” “I’m Not Cindy Brady” and “Guaranteed Fresh” are all available on DVD, as are her most recent televised specials, “Live from the Village” and “A Bottom on Top.” The first season of the web series “We Have To Stop Now” is now available on DVD from Wolfe Video.


* “HBO Comedy with Suzanne Westenhoefer” (1994): Nominated for a Cable Ace Award
* “Nothing in my Closet but my Clothes” (1999): Gay and Lesbian American Music Award (GLAMA) winner for best comedy CD
* “I’m Not Cindy Brady” (2000): GLAMA winner for best comedy CD
* “Guaranteed Fresh” (2003): GLAMA winner for best comedy CD
* “Laughing Matters” (2004)
* “Live from the Village” (2006)
* “A Bottom on Top” (2007)
* “We Have To Stop Now” (2010)

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