“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, Lea 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.
An advocate of self-acceptance, she recently shed her clothes as the latest participant of StyleLikeU's video series, The What's Underneath Project.
Refusing to be invisible on screen and in life, DeLaria stripped down to her underwear in the name of body positivity to show that style is really about knowing who you are and being comfortable in your own skin.
Be sure to catch Lea DeLaria at The Dinah… in what is already billed to be an unforgettable evening of hilarious comedy!
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