I cut my comedy teeth on the AIDS crisis in San Francisco.  We needed to laugh.  Gay stand-up was born.  I headlined concerts, clubs, and Pride events in Provincetown, Boston, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Madison, and San Francisco. I performed at the '93  March On Washington.   I starred in the 1st gay stand-up comedy video, "All Out Comedy," and was featured in two books, "A Funny Time To Be Gay," and "Revolutionary Laughter."    I still do sets. Here is my latest.    

Phoenix Pride 1994

Phoenix Pride 1994

The Purple Onion closing night, 2012. Proud to be a part of it with some of the best SF comics.

"Marilyn is so funny, I find myself quoting her jokes long after I've heard them and I start laughing all over again." - Kev Court, Australia

                                                         

                                                            Portland, OR 2009 

                                           

                                         Stagewerx Theatre, San Francisco, 2013

 

Audio from Boston's Berklee Performance Center concert. A lesbian audience. 1999. 

Here's some of my favorite comedy collateral from my archives. 

Performing for Shanti, the AIDS caregiver group, San Francisco, circa '93.

Performing for Shanti, the AIDS caregiver group, San Francisco, circa '93.

Another AIDS benefit probably. But that '80s padded shoulder throwback!

Another AIDS benefit probably. But that '80s padded shoulder throwback!

'93 Anchorage concert. "She's dang funny but about as demure as a rattlesnake."

'93 Anchorage concert. "She's dang funny but about as demure as a rattlesnake."

Long Beach, 1992, concert with Karen Ripley, Lea DeLaria, Me, Parker and Klein, and Lisa Kron

Long Beach, 1992, concert with Karen Ripley, Lea DeLaria, Me, Parker and Klein, and Lisa Kron

Backstage, 1988.  "More Than Names," the first play about the AIDS crisis.

Backstage, 1988. "More Than Names," the first play about the AIDS crisis.

1988, The Baybrick Inn (now The Cat Club), San Francisco.

1988, The Baybrick Inn (now The Cat Club), San Francisco.