Lea DeLaria Brings Comedy and Music to The Dinah

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Lea DeLaria Brings Comedy and Music to The Dinah

Lea DeLaria

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Lea DeLaria

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Celebrating its 26th Anniversary, Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend, the largest lesbian event in the world, is, once again, upping the volume on laughter, bringing one of the hottest veterans of Broadway musicals and stand-up comedy for a must-see evening. Lea DeLaria, popularly known as “Big Boo”, the butchest inmate at Litchfield on Netflix’s original hit series, “Orange Is The New Black” is bringing a special night of comedy and music to The Dinah.

“Lea is one of a kind. The first time I worked with her, I was just a young promoter. Here was this LGBT pioneer, this hot butch, a real comic genius and I was in awe.  That was almost 20 years ago.  The only thing that has changed is that she’s an even hotter butch now than she was then and her genius knows no bounds. I’m happy to be working with her again and feel confident her singular brand of comedy will jingle some body piercings that evening, “ says Mariah Hanson, founder and producer of The Dinah.

A comedian, actress and jazz musician, DeLaria is a force to be reckoned with. Lea is the first openly gay comic to perform on American television; she made history when she boldly declared in 1993 on Arsenio Hall’s late-night prime-time talk show, “I’m a biiiiigggg dyke!”

Since then, she has released her latest jazz album, House of David: delaria+bowie=jazz, had countless concerts, theater roles, movies and stand-up specials, and four albums with Warner Brothers. She is also for the second year in a row, hosting the Obie Awards in May this year. She’s of course enjoying a new level of fame now that she’s playing Big Boo on Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black”. Last year, DeLaria received the Equality Illinois Freedom Award for her work as a cutting-edge performer who has used her talent to entertain and enlighten millions of Americans.

For more information on DeLaria’s show or to find out more about The Dinah, visit www.TheDinah.com.

Eboné Bell
Eboné is the Editor-in-Chief of Tagg Magazine. She is the illegitimate child of Oprah and Ellen...so it's only right that she continues their legacy in the media world.