L.A.-based comedian Jason Stuart skewers ex-boyfriends, pop culture, and politicos at todays Cruising With Pride bash, the citys 19th-annual homo fest. The gay comic will specifically aim jabs at the Bush administration and its inability to capture Osama bin Laden. Hes six-foot-three, attached to a dialysis machine, and nobody can find him, he says. Unbelievable! You know hes stuck under a rug somewhere, looking in a mirror, and wondering what turban to wear for his next video.
Before his 7 p.m. show at Voinovich Park, Stuart will take part in the noon parade -- where more than 4,000 gay people are expected to march to North Coast Harbors pride rally. At 1 p.m., the gates open to a nautically themed celebration, featuring food and beer, a casino, and a kids pavilion. Performances by gay-friendly artists like pop duo Nemesis Rising, folkie Doria Roberts, and bluesman Eric Himan will take place on four different stages.
Stuart is used to the setting: Hes a comedy staple at dozens of gay-pride fests across the country. When hes not onstage, he stars in gay indie films like Coffee Date, which screened at the Cleveland International Film Festival this year. In his act, Stuart discusses news-making celebrity feuds -- like last months showdown on The View between fellow queer comic Rosie ODonnell and reality-show contestant Elisabeth Hasselbeck. I think its really sad that this little girl from Survivor thinks she can walk all over Rosie, says Stuart. I say, Survive this!
Sat., June 16, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.