Funny Gay Males

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Funny Gay Males was an American comedy troupe in the 1980s and 1990s, consisting of comedians Bob Smith, Danny McWilliams and Jaffe Cohen.[1]

First formed in 1988 after the performers appeared together on a comedy bill at New York City's Pride Week festivities,[2] the troupe performed a touring comedy show which consisted primarily of each member performing his own solo stand-up comedy set,[1] and also made television appearances on programs such as The Joan Rivers Show.[3]

The troupe also collaborated on the 1995 comedy book Growing Up Gay: From Left Out to Coming Out, which was a Lambda Literary Award nominee in the humor category at the 8th Lambda Literary Awards.[4]

The troupe stopped touring for several years in the late 1990s, with each member concentrating instead on his own solo career.[5] They performed a reunion tour in the early 2000s, with Eddie Sarfaty joining the troupe at this time.[6]


  1. ^ a b "'Funny Gay Males' is perfectly named". Baltimore Sun, April 22, 1992.
  2. ^ Rousuck, J. Wynn (1992-09-04). "Funny Gay Males' bring revised show back to Theatre Project". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2011-07-24.
  3. ^ "Gay Males use humor to bring down the walls". Calgary Herald, April 24, 1993.
  4. ^ Cerna, Antonio Gonzalez (14 July 1996). "8th Annual Lambda Literary Awards". Lambda Literary. Archived from the original on 4 March 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  5. ^ "See a funny gay male get yucks at Yuk-Yuk's". Ottawa Citizen, July 23, 1998.
  6. ^ "Life on the Funny Side: A Conversation With Eddie Sarfaty". Huffington Post, November 1, 2013.