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Michfest Dirty Girl

I spent a fabulous week under the sun and stars at Michfest and recorded some tales by the fire pit. Click link below to hear my 15 minute podcast.

The Sound Of Marga

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All About New Year’s Eve

Here’s a chat I had with Tom Kelly published in The SF Bay Times on December 24th, 2009. Hope you can all come to my NYE show if you’re in town. It’s always a good time.For Tickets go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/86090

What better way to ring in the New Year than with laughter? And there aren’t many people on the planet who are wittier than SF’s favorite funny lady Marga Gomez. Named “Best Comedian 2009” in the SF Bay Guardian readers poll, she has appeared on stage, film and television. For a great time… go see Marga at The Marga Gomez New Year’s Eve Spectacular.

(Bay Times) I hear you have a love affair with the City of San Francisco. Care to comment?

(Marga Gomez) I wouldn’t really call it a love affair. I have more of a sexual, torrid crazy apache dance with San Francisco. It’s like that movie Nine and a Half Weeks, and I’m Micky Rourke and San Francisco is Kim Bassinger. I’ve tried leaving San Francisco many times for other cities like New York and LA, but I always come back. Like I always say, “I wish I knew how to quit you.”

Movie references aside, yes, I love San Francisco. It felt like home from the moment I landed on Castro Street as a 19-year-old baby dyke from Manhattan. Everyone was creative here, even the postal workers. I got involved with queer comedy at the Valencia Rose in 1984, and that was it. I found my calling. I wanted to be a famous lesbian comic, so I could meet women.

This is your 6th annual New Year’s event with Theatre Rhinoceros. Why Rhino?

New Year’s Eve is my favorite holiday of the year ever since I was a kid. My parents were performers, and they would come back from their NYE shows with party hats and noisemakers and party favors for me. I dreamed about being a NYE performer, the one at the center of the celebration. It’s always cool to say you have a New Year’s gig when you are a performer. For six years The Rhino has hired me for what is truly a dream NYE gig. I get to perform at The Victoria Theatre, a beautiful former burlesque house, for 500 or more people who are in high spirits but not drunk that I can tell.

I began working with Rhino because I was impressed by their history as the longest running queer theater in America. They have produced three of my shows in the last ten years and have been there for me. I want them to thrive, and these New Year’s Spectaculars help that along. Plus, they have a very sexy audience at these shows, and you know we include NYE countdowns at random just to see our audience kiss.

How will this year’s Spectacular differ from previous ones?

This year will be more spectacular. I will do a completely different hour of comedy than I did last year. But Sarah Palin will still be trashed. Before I take the stage, we will feature not one opening act, but three of the most exciting new gay comics on the scene: local rising sensations Natasha Muse and David Hawkins and – flying in all the way from New York City – ukulele comic Ben Lerman. I can’t wait to hear the audience go nuts for these kids. By popular demand DJ O’DJ will be back spinning live before both shows.

Will there by nudity?

Nudity? Ben Lerman and I are partially nude in some of our publicity shots. If anybody gets naked at the show, I hope it’s our emcee John Fisher, the Artistic Director of Theatre Rhino. I bet he has a nice butt.

Why do you think we should start 2010 laughing?

Because if you start out crying, you’ll ruin your mascara. And 2009 was just ridiculous.

Marga’s photos by Kent Taylor. The Marga Gomez New Year’s Eve Spectacular plays Dec. 31 (Thurs 7pm and 9pm) at the Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th Street, San Francisco. For tickets call (800) 838-3006 or at brownpapertickets.com. More info at therhino.org.

Imagine my Pride

 

Marga at 17

Future Latina Lesbian Marga, at 17

I’m posting from the Ritz Carlton in Boston after a fancy gay time as one of the headliners at Boston Pride today. Perfect weather, a beautiful day for a Pride March… a day I like to walk up to the anti gay protestors and say “Beautiful weather God gave us for PRIDE!”

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If this is your first time reading my blog you may not know that I have a show coming up in New York City June 18th through 21st.

This blog is brought to you by MARGA GOMEZ in LONG ISLAND ICED LATINA! It’s about my high school years in Long Island and other challenges to the Latina brain. How can you say no to this kid?

Buy Tickets here and  learn more about “Long Island Iced Latina” It’s a real big deal for me– Off-Broadway and all and I’m looking for all the support I can get. Tell your NYC peops.

Now here’s a few words and  pictures of a few of my escapades in — do they call it beantown? 

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Upon my arrival at the Ritz Carlton I was whisked away to Boston’s Spirit Magazine party at the Liberty Hotel. Imagine my pride when I walked out of the marble and gold lobby to find my Pride Boy Toy Wilfred Labiosa (sucha lesbian name) behind the wheel of a fabulous zipcar.. NO no Wilfred  are you sure  this ride isn’t ordered for Kathy Griffith?

 

Marga and Wilfred

Marga and Wilfred

Since the party was in a former jailhouse. I decided to read Wilfred his rights and I ordered him to call me Miss  Taylor Dane all night. 

I went easy on him. I’m usually harder on producers. But I hadn’t gotten paid yet.

Seriously I love this gay cuban and he does a lot of good for the community all year round.Plus an actual cop showed who was the gay liason to the mayor of Boston. Since gay marriage is legal here his job is done I’d think.

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I usually don’t make nice with the fuzz. But this one had his eyebrows waxed. He carried moisturizer in his holster.  

 

These gentlemen below are known all over Boston as the ‘Hat Sisters’ They make big hats and wear them for every occasion and share a chiropracter. They told me they had made these hats an hour

before theparty. And for pride they were going to create bigger hats with feathers. I really wanted to know if they had sex with their hats on but it was my first night in town- too soon to be hitting on a pair of sisters.

 

 

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I have great respects for a good host and we had one for Boston Pride. One of Boston’s most popular DJ’s Fast Freddy (pictured on left)  One of my dear friends from my New York days theater critic Tony Phillips (pictured on right) was in Boston. He missed my set because he was delayed at a cocktail party. As long as he had a excuse.

Nope I never met star attraction Miss Taylor Dane. I don’t get why she’s at all the Gay things. It’s not like she’s Judy Garland.

Lori Michaels(left) Lynette Moellner (center) and Choking Victim

Lori Michaels(left) Lynette Moellner (center) and Choking Victim

 But I am a fan of lesbian pop sensation Lori Michaels who was very cool in the dressing room and offered me some of her veggie platter several times. So I finally ate a baby carrot and started choking . Not enough for mouth to mouth. Don’t eat raw vegies around a really cool pop star. boobnatalieWe entertainers try to reach out to the youth. Sometimes they reach out to us. This photo is wrong. Very wrong. I wasn’t aware what they were doing because I was obviously looking away watching my idol Miss Taylor Dayne. For the record all of these lovely Boston women are over 21, barely, and can you blame them? I gave a magnificent show. (photo by Nataly)

I arrived in a zipcar but I left in a town car with a beautiful Latina redhead Miss Coco Lopez. Thanks, Wilfred and John, Jenn Cullen-Crawford from Spirit Magazine, my pals Constance and Kim and the lovely folks at Boston Pride.

Miss Coco Lopez and Marga

Miss Coco Lopez and Marga

1500 people love me but I want more.

Hi Readers!

I posted mucho pictures from my gig with Alec Mapa for you tonight – BUT  first…Happy Gay Sunday or as America calls it -Tony night. Props to Oscar Eustace , The Public Theater and cast of Hair. Oscar won a Tony. Which is better than Tony winning an Oscar. Oscar gave a radical acceptance speech – talked about the tribe- and equality– pointing to his wedding ring, wink wink. cropped-cover_mar06-sm.jpgLove you my hetero bro. Not only do I want to see Hair. I want to grow it down past my ass just like when I was a teenge girl lost in Long Island. Get me Rogaine now! gomezHey -that reminds me- my new comedy ‘Long Island Iced Latina’ opens in NYC June 18th for four consecutive nights. If you are anywhere near NY you have to come to this show. It’s funny and exotic and fragrant and only $20 bucks. So excited to be back at the sweetest theater in New York – The Puerto Rican Traveling theater on 47th st-  Teatrostagefest has all the info you need to have some laughs with a strange Latina http://www.teatrostagefest.org/ny-productions.html

Marga Gomez, Alec Mapa backstage in Santa Rosa

Marga Gomez, Alec Mapa backstage in Santa Rosa

I had a big night Saturday June 6 sharing a bill with Alec Mapa at  the 1500 plus seats Wells Fargo Center  in the idyllic wine country of Sonoma County, CA. WE SOLD OUT BABY. (Except for 50 seats) 99.9% SOLD OUT!! 

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